Dreams of Falling by Karen White

Dreams of Falling

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night the Lights Went Out comes a stunning new novel.New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this new contemporary women's fiction novel about best friends who share a devastating secret, set in the Lowcountry of South Carollina.


Details Dreams of Falling

TitleDreams of Falling
ISBN9780451488411
Author
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
Rating

Reviews Dreams of Falling

  • Lori
    1970-01-01
    Karen Whites novels remind me of perfectly made grits... just the right amount of simmering, butter & salt. This story was the perfect mix of setting, characters & story. “We are made of all those who have built and broken us.” Southern fiction at its finest! As always, 5 shiny southern stars.
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    A riveting tale of friendships and promises that lead to a lifetime of secrets.SUMMARY“Friends forever, come what may” was the dream three young women wrote on a ribbon in April 1951. Margaret, Ceecee and Bitty placed that ribbon in the opening of a special moss-covered tree on the banks of the North Santee River. No one could have imagined what that promise would mean.Larkin had fled Georgetown, South Carolina nine years ago. She vowed never...
  • Chris Carroll
    1970-01-01
    I couldn’t stop crying in parts. Awesome story.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When you have read the same author stories multiple times you tend to expect the same type of story that you’ve gotten in the past. That is not unusual and that’s what I was thinking when I open this book.However, I could not have been more wrong.This book started out in a traditional manner. I’m not sure where it was in the story that things started to change for ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JUNE 5, 2018."DREAMS OF FALLING started out not feeling like Karen White’s usual books because of the confusing character problem, but once the book got going, the familiar writing, the marvelous story line, the Southern charm, and warm characters made its appearance and made the story line completely wonderful and enjoyable as always.DREAMS OF FALLING is another marvelous treat. Despite the confusion with the characters ...
  • Cindy Burnett
    1970-01-01
    Family bonds and secrets are at the heart of Dreams of Falling. Set in Georgetown, South Carolina, the story begins as Larkin returns home to help locate her missing mother, Ivy. As the search for Ivy progresses, Dreams of Falling moves back and forth in time slowly unveiling secrets that have been kept hidden for 50 years. As always, Karen White writes a beautiful, cautionary tale full of love, loyalty, and loss. I received this book to read and...
  • Betty
    1970-01-01
    Karen White’s books are always a perfect blend of family, friendship, mystery, and a little romance. In her latest book “Dreams of Falling” she offers us two generations of strong female friendships. After nine years away, Larkin returns to her childhood home in South Carolina when her mother Ivy takes a life-threatening fall, a fall that becomes the catalyst for exposing long held secrets. Larkin had fled her home insisting she would never...
  • Jess
    1970-01-01
    I waffled between finding this book as "ok" then trending towards "liking"... with a final decision being this is an "ok, likable at times" read. One reason for this back and forth behavior was the soap opera-esque nature of this book. It really started to become boringly predictable and absurd. There was one distinct moment that I can recall thinking "Please, don't go down that Days of Our Lives Road.... and you are taking that route" Yet, hones...
  • Dianne
    1970-01-01
    My Rating: 3.5 StarsSecrets kept for decades, soul deep love, friendships carved from granite and “family,” made Karen White’s DREAMS OF FALLING an edgy, emotional journey that could be both intriguing and off-putting in nearly equal measures.A young woman must go back to the world she swore never to return to when her mother goes missing. Found badly injured in the ruins of the family rice plantation, Ivy now lay comatose while her friends...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    1970-01-01
    What an interesting tale. I devoured this one. RTC
  • BookGypsy
    1970-01-01
    Amazing story! This was my first Karen White read. Powerful story and truly one of the best books I've read. Remarkable story of three lifelong friends who share a secret. Set the Lowcountry of South Carolina. These three girls share their hopes and dreams. They write these dreams on ribbons they place in the trunk of an old, said to be magical oak tree. Dreams come true,dreams haunt and these dreams have a ripple effect on the next generation. A...
  • Susan Peterson
    1970-01-01
    I have been a fan of Karen White’s for so long, and this book, Dreams of Falling, epitomizes everything I love about her novels. It is filled with perfectly imperfect characters, people who love fiercely, people who make mistakes, people consumed by the choices they’ve made, people who leave home when they are hurt, people who return home confused and overcome by memories, people who grow and change through all the challenges they’ve overco...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    1970-01-01
    ***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***What a spellbinding, beautiful story Karen White has created in her newest novel, Dreams of Falling. Following three generations of women, this book is written from multiple points of view and flashes between current day and the 1950’s.Larkin, the youngest of the three generations was raised in South Carolina. Running away from her past, she moves to New York and cuts most of her ...
  • Linda Zagon
    1970-01-01
    IMG_3714My Review of “Dreams of Falling” by Karen White Berkley June, 2018I loved everything about “Dreams of Falling” by Karen White. Karen White has an amazing way of telling a story and describing her characters and landscape. I especially appreciate the colorful cast of characters and their relationships. “Dreams of Falling” is a novel about friendship, sisterhood, and family. The Genres for this story are Fiction and Women’s Fi...
  • Jess
    1970-01-01
    I waffled between finding this book as "ok" then trending towards "liking"... with a final decision being this is an "ok, likable at times" read. One reason for this back and forth behavior was the soap opera-esque nature of this book. It really started to become boringly predictable and absurd. There was one distinct moment that I can recall thinking "Please, don't go down that Days of Our Lives Road.... and you are taking that route" Yet, hones...
  • *The Angry Reader*
    1970-01-01
    ***I received an ARC for an honest review***While I theoretically understood where the author was going here I didn't always love the execution. Larkin is living (hiding) in New York when her mother has an accident that forces her return to her southern hometown. Larkin is hurt because she feels those closest to her lied to her in an effort to make her seem perfect. From what I could gather her issue is that those that loved her filled her with c...
  • Becky
    1970-01-01
    4.5 StarsLoved this book, loved the "magical" feel to parts of it.It is the story of 3 young women in the early 50's, each very different from the other. For their high school graduation they travel to Myrtle Beach & 2 of the girls meet "the men of their dreams". The story is told in multiple voices & flips from the past to a more current time. Dreams are a huge part of the story & how they have played a major part in the lives of these 3 women &...
  • Janet
    1970-01-01
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this contemporary women's fiction novel, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, about lifelong friends who share a devastating secret.On the banks of the North Santee River stands a moss-draped oak that was once entrusted with the dreams of ...
  • Sharlene
    1970-01-01
    I have read and loved many Karen White novels but this is in my opinion her is best. I cried, I laughed and at times had chills from the filling like I was in the room with her characters.I stayed up very late reading this one. I will recommend this book to everyone that loves a great novel about strong women and family values.
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    1970-01-01
    Since reading The Night the Lights Went Out, I knew Karen White was now a must-read author for me and I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of Dreams of Falling! Family secrets and drama in the South as well as wealthy people, dual timelines and the love of mothers and daughters makes Dreams of Falling the perfectly orchestrated Southern Fiction I love from KW! Add this one to your list for June for sure!I received an advance copy. All opinion...
  • Judy Collins
    1970-01-01
    Review to follow.
  • Tina Woodbury
    1970-01-01
    For all of my reviews: www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr...My rating - 3.5 starsThis is a story of family secrets, regrets, and forgiveness.Larkin lives in New York and works as a copywriter. She receives an unexpected phone call letting her know her mother (Ivy) has gone missing. Going back to Georgetown, where she fled from nine years ago, is the last place she wants to go, but she loves her mother and doesn’t think twice about returning ...
  • Tammy
    1970-01-01
    I love Karen White's books and this one didn't disappoint! Dreams of Falling is full of long buried secrets that have festered for decades. This may be my favorite book by Karen White so far!
  • Debbie
    1970-01-01
    This is my third book by this author and I am so happy to say that they have each touched me and thoroughly entertained me.I loved this saga of three generations of Darlington women and their very close friends. A small town epic centered around the rich Darlington's, whose family have lived in Carrowmore (?) for over 200 years. While the town may be small, the lies, deceit and secrets are huge.I could not tear myself away from this beautifully w...
  • Donna
    1970-01-01
    Larkin receives a phone call from her godmother CeeCee because her mother Ivy is missing. Larkin has been estranged from her family since she left South Carolina for New York nine years ago but she immediately heads back home. Ivy is found after she fell through the flooring of her old burned-out, dilapidated family mansion and she is in a coma. As Larkin waits for her mother to wake up, she confronts old memories and secrets in the family.This b...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    Karen White’s books are known for their beautiful, lyrical blend of familial bonds, deep secrets, and the charm of the South. Dreams of Falling is no different. No one knows where Ivy has gone and Larkin sees no choice but to come home to Georgetown, South Carolina. Nine years ago, she fled to New York and never looked back. Now the disappearance of her mother has brought everything to a head, forcing Larkin to face what she tried so hard to fo...
  • Heather Fineisen
    1970-01-01
    A charming but predictable story of three friends and the men they love. Told in flashbacks, the characters were well developed and easy to care about. The modern day romance of the granddaughter told in real time was more satisfying although also transparent. Overall, a good read with enough heart and character to offset the predictability.Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
  • Betty
    1970-01-01
    Only a skillful storyteller could use 3 points of view and separate the tale by 2 decades. Yet the story was brought together so you had only one view. Since I don't handle this arrangement very well, I had trouble reading it. It took me longer to read than usual. I felt is was predictable at times with a minor twist at the end.Larkin has exiled herself to New York and she received a call that her Mother, Ivy was missing. At her arrival, she lear...
  • Katie B
    1970-01-01
    When Ivy is found unconscious in an old plantation home and taken to the hospital, her daughter, Larkin, returns to her hometown of Georgetown, South Carolina. Larkin begins searching for answers as to why her mother was at the home which leads to discovering decades old secrets. This is a story of friendship, love, heartbreak, family, and figuring out where you truly belong.Karen White's books fit the definition of comfort reading to me. While t...
  • Claire Barfell
    1970-01-01
    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. It is outstanding. The story revolves around three friends who grow up together CeeCee, Margaret, and Bitty. Their secrets and how it affects their lives and loves. I could not put it down. It is so addictive. I want to read all her other books. What a fantastic author, she truly has a gift for writing. There is true romance, mystery and wonderful family feelings. You will enjoy this book!
  • Janie Hickok Siess
    1970-01-01
    Fans of Karen White will not be disappointed by Dreams of Falling in which she employers her signature writing style to tell the story of two lifelong friends, Ceecee and Bitty, set in South Carolina in 2010. Growing up, there were three of them and the beautiful, charismatic Margaret Darlington was the center of their universe. Wealthy, privileged, and unaccustomed to being denied her every whim, Margaret's Southern charm and sophistication stoo...