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ISBN:
0451231449
Author:
Karen White
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Berkley; First Edition edition (November 2, 2010)
Pages:
464 pages
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1281 kb
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1354 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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896


Falling Home is a novel that will bring laughter and tears but most of all it. .Falling Home was my first book on my new Kindle. I loved the cover and the plot sounded interresting.

Falling Home is a novel that will bring laughter and tears but most of all it will remind you to treasure that which is important to you and that’s family and friends. Cassie hasn’t spoken to her sister Harriet in fifteen years. As always Karen’s novels are beautifully written and it is just that and her character development that manage to evoke such an emotional response from readers. You come away from this novel wanting to connect with those you love and telling them that you love them. I struggled to like any of the main characters except Dr. Parker through the first third of the book.

But she can't help loving her nephews and nieces any more than she can help feeling at home again in Walton. As she fights a surprising reaction to a forgotten friend, and faces an unexpected threat to the family she'd once left behind, Cassie comes to realize that moving on doesn't always mean moving away from who you are.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Returning to her childhood home in Georgia to care for her dying father, Cassie, who has left her glamorous Manhattan lifestyle and gorgeous fiancT behind.

On the banks of the North Santee River stands a moss-draped oak that was once entrusted with the dreams of three young girls.

At twenty Cassie Madison left her hometown of Walton, Georgia, for New York City, where she has reinvented herself-from losing herself in her career to squashing her accent. But one night a single phone call brings back everything she’s tried to forget. She is the coauthor of The Forgotton.

Электронная книга "Falling Home", Karen White But she can't help loving her nephews and nieces any more than she can help feeling at home again in Walton

Электронная книга "Falling Home", Karen White. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Falling Home" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. But she can't help loving her nephews and nieces any more than she can help feeling at home again in Walton. Подробне. крыть. Другие книги автора Karen White.

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A poignant story of two estranged sisters from the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels.At twenty Cassie Madison left her hometown of Walton, Georgia, for New York City, where she has reinvented herself—from losing herself in her career to squashing her accent. But one night a single phone call brings back everything she's tried to forget. She hasn't spoken to her sister since Harriet stole Cassie's fiancé and married him. But now Harriet's on the line with news that their father is dying. As she makes the trip back, the only thing that frightens Cassie more than losing her father is seeing Harriet and the family that should have been hers. But she can't help loving her nephews and nieces any more than she can help feeling at home again in Walton. As she fights a surprising reaction to a forgotten friend, and faces an unexpected threat to the family she'd once left behind, Cassie comes to realize that moving on doesn't always mean moving away from who you are.
  • Samardenob
I am a huge fan of Karen White and I can’t believe it took me this long to read Falling Home but I can say that I absolutely loved it! I listened to the audio version narrated by Lyssa Browne and she does a fantastic job. Her tone and way of telling the story made me feel as though I was right there getting to know all the fine folks of Walton, Georgia. Karen White’s novels have a way of drawing me into the story from the first page and just not letting go. Falling Home is a novel that will bring laughter and tears but most of all it will remind you to treasure that which is important to you and that’s family and friends.

Cassie hasn’t spoken to her sister Harriet in fifteen years. Why you ask? Well it’s been fifteen years since her sister stole her fiance and married him herself. So at twenty years old Cassie packed up and left the only home she’d ever known in Walton, Georgia and moved herself to the big city of New York. She’s done well for herself too with a great career and a new fiance. All it takes though is one call from her sister telling her that her father is dying and Cassie knows that she has to make the trip back home to see him.

As she finds herself back in the sweltering heat of Walton and the ways of her people she can’t help but find herself being sucked back into life there. Of course there are her nieces and nephew, especially the eldest Maddie who so much like her that she has missed as well. It doesn’t hurt that her old childhood friend Sam is infuriatingly gorgeous and try as she might she can’t help but compare him to her fiance back in New York. As things heat up between them and Sam confesses his true feelings Cassie begins to reevaluate just what is important to her and what scares her the most is that it doesn’t at all point to that high powered job and gorgeous fiance of hers. Then, as events take a turn that Cassie could never have predicted, she knows that she must stay in Walton a little while longer.

This book is much more involved than what I’ve said here but to say more would ruin it for potential readers. Falling Home will take you on an emotional journey and this family will work it’s way into your heart so much so that you find yourself caring for them as if they were your own family. As always Karen’s novels are beautifully written and it is just that and her character development that manage to evoke such an emotional response from readers. You come away from this novel wanting to connect with those you love and telling them that you love them. It was an excellent book to listen to and I firmly think that it added so much more emotion for me listening to it. There is also a sequel which released recently called After the Rain and I’m listening to it now! Falling Home comes highly recommended by me as do all of Karen White’s books!
  • Ylonean
A friend gave me Flight Patterns and I loved it. The story, the mystery, the writing, the characterization and even the performance on an Audible version. It was so good and I was so excited to explore more of this author. Then I read Sound of Glass, then Long Time Gone and now Falling Home. I could review all of them the same. This last one was the least interesting but that may be because as usual you realize very quickly that once again a lovely main character is going to die in the end.
Well written, explored, characterization and story. Karen White has it all - except diversity. Please someone tell me that the "formula" is not the same as these last 3. To know ahead of time that the formula is to kill off one of the main female characters, a character that is so well written that you are invested in the story and eagerly awaiting each next chapter only to get to the sorrowful, unhappy ending in each book. Can't do it. What is the point? I don't know what loss the author is trying to process but I really hope to find out she isn't punishing her audience with it in every remaining book available. Please, someone tell me it isn't so!!
  • Erennge
Falling Home was my first book on my new Kindle. I loved the cover and the plot sounded interresting. I struggled to like any of the main characters except Dr. Parker through the first third of the book. The main character, Cassie, makes her first trip home in 15 years to the small southern town of Walton, GA. Cassie left the town in a hurry all those years earlier after a monster betrayal by the two people closest to her. Now engaged to the safe and boring Andrew (don't call him Andy) who is also her boss, Cassie borrows his car and heads south when her estranged sister calls to tell her their father is dying.

Cassie prepares to stay as long as her father needs her and then make a break back to NYC as fast as Andrew's fancy car will take her. When her father passes, he throws a wrench in her plans by leaving the house that has been in their family since the 1800s to Cassie. Throw in some meddling neighbors, a half-dozen neices and nephews she'd never met, the handsome town doctor, an unexpected illness, and some small town gossip and pranks and Cassie finds herself postponing her trip back to the city time and time again.

I'm very torn about this novel. While parts of it were great, there were a few things annoyed me throughout the story. While we are told that Cassie has done very well for herself, we are never told how she is keeping up with expenses while not working as days turn to weeks, which turn to months. I don't know why this bothered me so much, but it seems like something 99% of people would have to worry about in her situation. Up until about the last third of the book, Cassie is just plain unlikable. Yes, she's had a terrible wrong done to her, but she's snotty, selfish and at many times downright hateful (which they do address in the book) and then miraculously changes practially overnight. It seemed that the vast majority of the action took place in the first and last thirds of the book. The middle was just plain boring, and I almost gave up. It did manage to pull me back in for the ending, even more than I expected to be honest. I probably wouldn't recommend this to a friend, but I might try another Karen White book depending on the price. I wouldn't pay the $12 or $13 this one cost for another of her titles.