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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,073 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen White Narrator: Lyssa Browne Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2002 ISBN: 9781593165659
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Cassie Madison has it all: a high-powered advertising career, a stylish Manhattan apartment, and a sophisticated, rich, and gorgeous fiancé. It’s a far cry from her childhood in Walton, Georgia, home of the annual Kudzu Festival and hot, sticky summers. And then there are all the bad memories, the heartache. When Cassie’s estranged sister calls to say that her father is dying, Cassie knows it’s time to set aside her feelings and go home and face the sister she hasn’t seen in fifteen years. When her father dies, he leaves the family home to Cassie, who can’t wait to get rid of it and get back to New York, her job, and her fiancé, even if it means having a developer tear down the house. But something keeps her in Walton, and she doesn’t know if it’s her mending relationship with her sister; the irresistible, aggravating Sam Parker, who wants her to preserve her house; or the feeling of finally being home. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylee | 2/17/2014

    " I love Karen White. Beautiful language, heart-wrenching stories, and heroines that stretch and grow from begining to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Beasley | 2/17/2014

    " Loved this book. I laughed and cried. A wonderful story about living in a small town. Deals with relationships, has betrayal and some mystery and the wonderful love of family. Also has some good life lessons too. I will read more books by Karen White. I sure did not want to put this one down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy Mancuso | 2/13/2014

    " This should have been a great book but some of her background of the story was lacking. I would love to see it as a TV movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney Navarro | 2/12/2014

    " It was fairly predictable but a great story nonetheless. I loved every bit of it, It wasn't about if you knew what was happening or not rather how the truth was going to come out. Every page was more exciting than the last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna in Southern Maryland | 2/8/2014

    " I read the new edition that the author has re-written. I had a hard time connecting with the main character, who had some real emotional constipation; but after I thought about it, I know a woman who can hold a grudge for a long time like this woman did. Must be a miserable place to live. but I really did enjoy the story that was woven about the family and friends she left behind in the small town she came from. There really was only one conclusion that the MC character could dome to, and she didn't find it easily. All in all, it was an enjoyable book, and I'm glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 2/6/2014

    " Can't wait to read the new sequel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/6/2014

    " After reading the spectaular novel On Folly Beach, also written by Karen White, I had very high expectations for Falling Home. Probably a bit too high because I was disappointed by the predictability of this book. Falling Home is the story of a woman named Cassie in her mid-thirties from a small town in GA. She moved to NY 15 years ago after discovering that her sister and ex-boyfriend (who at the time was the love of her life) were planning to get married. Staying away and avoiding the whole situation was her answer to the pain. Unfortunately, she finds out her father is very ill and decides to finally return home and be with him at his bedside. 15 years in NY has changed so much about Cassie, but her homecoming reminds her of the family and the roots she has in Walton, GA and as she meets her nieces and nephews for the first time she discovers that sometimes running away from your problems isn't the answer and that she has missed out on so much quality family time due to her pride and escapism. This book is well written and interesting, but from the first page on I felt that I knew the outcome of Cassie's return home and I didn't like the predictability. If you're looking for a truly wonderful read from Karen White, pick up her book on Folly Beach instead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/27/2014

    " Yes it is heartwarming at times, but for the most part, this book was so predictable, in every way, shape and form, that I couldn't classify It as much else besides disappointing. By the last 200 pages, I found myself reading just to get through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashleigh | 1/25/2014

    " It was a sweet book. I found it 100% predictable. But I used it as a palate cleanser after a deeper book so it served its purpose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 val | 1/20/2014

    " This book was so utterly predictable that I found myself guessing aloud what was coming next--and was right...every time. Trite with a dash of great potential for a Hallmark movie...copy and paste title here. Okay, if you like that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy Gowers | 1/2/2014

    " Loved this book!!! Much better than the Tradd Street stories. Characters were more real and story was funny, touching and centered around family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lanette | 12/23/2013

    " This was ok for me. I didn't have to stay up until all hours, because it was easy to put this one down. I definitely liked her later books better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne R | 12/22/2013

    " Falling Home by Karen White is another fun read about a southern woman who makes a visit to her roots (leaving behind her successful career and fiance in New York City). Clockfull of funny, nuturing southern women who keep you laughing or crying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Perri | 12/10/2013

    " picked this up at the Aquafest Library sale last July. I'm always amazed by the choices I make at this sale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi | 11/23/2013

    " This book was so wonderful! I loved the characters and how the story told of their childhood. I stayed up hours at night because I could not put this book down!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cielo | 11/18/2013

    " it was really touching and so pretty.. Can't get it out of my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayle | 10/22/2013

    " Perfect cruise book, even if I read it before we left. Quick read, predictable, emotional and enjoyable = perfect cruise book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 10/16/2013

    " This is a good rural story of a lighter era....fireflies, parades, carnivals, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 3/16/2013

    " I so loved this book. I cried, I laughed and I definitely related emotionally to this book. I would recommend this read to all my reader bee's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 12/27/2012

    " Predictable, but good vacation book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 11/25/2012

    " This book took FOREVER for me to get through. It was very wordy and didn't hold my interest much. Not a bad story, just not for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 5/3/2012

    " This is one of those books you regret reading because it is so forgettable, formulaic, and predictable. None of the characters, especially the main one trigger much sympathy or patience. Definitely not worth the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Dorow ostrowski | 2/10/2012

    " I enjoyed this book's style. But it contained my favorite and most despised topics-- sweet romance and mothers dying. I sadly skimmed the end because I found it such a downer. I'll read other books by this author if they are not so sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Griffin | 12/17/2011

    " Overall a good story, tearful at times. Fast read and I am looking forward to the next one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 11/20/2011

    " Heart felt story charaacters interesting and realistic. thoroughly enjoyed the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 10/29/2011

    " Loved this book. This author develops characters beautifully! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry Christian | 9/24/2011

    " I liked this book, but it wasn't as good as some of her other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 5/16/2011

    " I think I would describe this book as more "women's literature" than "chick-lit". It's a good read about estranged sisters putting the past behind them, family and a small southern town where everyone looks out for one another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 4/24/2011

    " I really enjoy Karen White, and this book is great. It sort of has a "Sweet Home Alabama" feel to it, but set in Georgia. This was a fast and easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 4/14/2011

    " Her book was easy to read; this book has a storyline which reminds me of a cross between the movies Hope Afloats and Sweet Home Alabama. If you liked/loved those movies, you would enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 4/11/2011

    " I thought the story was a bit too predictable. If you want to read a Karen White novel, I recommend "On Folly Beach". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 4/7/2011

    " Mine had a different cover...
    I couldn't put it down, loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Apace1984 | 4/6/2011

    " Such a great story. You will laugh, cry and most of all love. Please read this book. You will love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 4/5/2011

    " just ok not one of my favorites from this author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 3/27/2011

    " Falling Home is a heartwarming story about family and what matters most in life. Ms. White's writing style holds your interest right up until the last word, leaving you very satisfied but wanting more. I couldn't put this book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 3/21/2011

    " Karen White does it again! I loved this book; yes it was a bit predictable but so wonderfully written! I cried my way through the last few chapters. A very worthwhile read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helgaklassen | 3/20/2011

    " a harlequin romance type book......fairly well written, but very predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 3/15/2011

    " Love it! Another wonderful book by Karen White! "

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About the Author
Author Karen White

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks since 1999. An Audie Award finalist, she has earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her reading of The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2009.

About the Narrator

Lyssa Browne makes her home in Seattle, where she has performed in regional theater companies as well as acting for television and film. Her voice can be heard as many different characters in Nintendo and X-Box games, audiobooks, and as the narrator of documentaries for the Discovery Channel and others.