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3.9998005952381 out of 53.9998005952381 out of 53.9998005952381 out of 53.9998005952381 out of 53.9998005952381 out of 5 4.00 (3,360 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: May 2010 ISBN: 9781593165253
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Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it’s the personal battles of Folly Beach’s residents that have left the most scars, and they are why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own. To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it’s a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton’s mother encourages her to buy a local bookstore, Folly’s Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband. Emmy is at first resistant. So much has already changed. But after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly’s Finds, she decides to take the plunge. But the seller insists on one condition: Emmy must allow Lulu, the late owner’s difficult sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from the store’s backyard. For the most part, Emmy ignores Lulu, and sifts through the love letters. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during World War II are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together. On Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope for a second chance. 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 Lee | 2/19/2014

    " History blended with beautiful images and mystery. I have never read this author before and will be looking to read her in the future. "

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

    " Very enjoyable--a good "beach read". Marci-I think you'll like it, being somewhat familiar with Folly Beach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/10/2014

    " This is an amazing book. I loved the characters and secrets that were revealed about the past lives of the characters. I definitely recommend this book! I cannot wait to read another book by this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/9/2014

    " Loved it! This book has it all--a little history, a little mystery, and a bit of romance. Plus it has Folly Beach for it's backdrop! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny Gumbel | 2/9/2014

    " Good book, quick read. The author merged present day Folly with 1940's Folly during the war. The story combines love, war, death and a little bit of crazy. It was a nice escape from the hectic holiday schedule. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deirdre | 2/7/2014

    " Loved it. Loved the back and forth between time periods, the intrigue, romance, family drama and great writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 1/30/2014

    " I wavered between 3 and four stars, so maybe 3.5. This was a well-written mystery/historical fiction book. It reminded me of the Guersney Literary Society book as well as Sarah's Key. It drove me crazy that the chapters alternated between the past and present (not my favorite style), but there were some really interesting WW II facts. Some parts I found trite and there was some immorality (an affair that is implied, but no explicit details are given). Overall I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Sterner | 1/25/2014

    " predictable, but enjoyable, easy read. Loved going to Folly Beach in SC!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Kayhan | 1/17/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book and wanted to read everything by Karen White the moment I finished. Excellent! And...I would love to have a bottle tree someday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/12/2014

    " Kind of cheesy, but it's a good story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mmoleski | 1/8/2014

    " Loved this book! I now have my own bottle tree! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryAnn | 1/3/2014

    " Another low country novel by this author. More than just a beach read, it encompasses the history of Folly Beach, particuarly the WWII period, while tracing one family's roots. A little romance, a little intrigue, a little history...all good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathalie Melvin | 12/24/2013

    " Loved this! Couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/12/2013

    " Loved the mystery and connection yo historical facts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/26/2013

    " This book started out as nothing special, but definitely got better as I read more of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Maxfield | 11/21/2013

    " This book is amazing, I have one and a half chapters left to read and am really wishing I had nothig else to do but finish it. I really enjoy this author and everyone of her books are great!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 10/19/2013

    " Was sad to see this book end. Folly beach is one of my favorite places and this book painted a picture of what it was like back in the 40s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy T | 3/17/2013

    " I loved the mystery this story offered and love the format the author used to tell the story. Lulu was a wonderful character in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 12/6/2012

    " This was a very interesting book, but also, very sad. The 1940s story was much more interesting than the 2009 story. I wasn't a fan of how the author kept switching back and forth between the times/stories. It was disrupting. Overall, I'd give it a 3.5/5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Mcintosh | 12/3/2012

    " Lisa and I both liked this book. It is a mystery/love story/ historical fiction and was very well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Jobst | 8/16/2012

    " This story takes place on folly beach, south carolina. There are 2 story lines that begin, one in 1940 and the other in present day. They eventually intertwine. Great book! Quick read, I read it in one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keely | 8/14/2012

    " As usual i enjoyed Karen White's book On Folly Beach. I had a good sense of what was going on in the mystery, some twists I didn't see, but still enjoyed it very much. Big fan of the multiple narrators and time settings. Well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 3/22/2012

    " A good story by the author of The Memory of Water. So interesting to learn about the involvement of coastal communities in looking out for geran u boats. Afghanistan or WWII, sacrifice, loss, and love are all common threads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maya | 2/13/2012

    " predictable, but interesting story nonetheless "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie Scheirman | 7/25/2011

    " Loved it! I love reading books taking place in South Carolina, and I love history. Although fiction, it was interesting to read what could have happened during WWII. The story, though, was so interesting, alternately between 1942 and 1999. I didn't want it to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 5/24/2011

    " I love everything from this author - can't wait to live there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel | 5/19/2011

    " Good read. Nice twists and turns, loved the third person POV to get insights into each of the very different characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 5/11/2011

    " wonderful summer read. I love south carolina, the setting for this book. I also love the interplay between love/loss experienced today and during WWII. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maya | 5/11/2011

    " predictable, but interesting story nonetheless "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 5/1/2011

    " Really liked this book. Couldnt put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 4/11/2011

    " Really liked this. LOVED Lulu - both young and old. Loved Emmy as well. Liked the way the story was told both in past and present. Loved Folly Beach, the old timey beach town. My idea of heaven!

    I just want to know if anything comes of Emmy & Heath! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 4/9/2011

    " This was a very good book, I liked how the author combined the characters from 2 wars. And overlapped the story. Takes place on a beach in South Carolina (Folly Beach). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 3/30/2011

    " Enjoyable, but not her best. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Antoinette | 3/22/2011

    " I think the author has a split writing personality. The back story set in the 1940's is interesting, surprising, and well written. The modern day story reads like a Harlequin Romance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 3/17/2011

    " Kinda sappy and definitely formula, but I still read it in a weekend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 3/10/2011

    " Great story! I'll look for more by this author. "

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About the Author
Author Karen White

Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty previous books, including The Night the Lights Went Out, Flight Patterns, The Sound of Glass, A Long Time Gone, and The Time Between, and a coauthor, with Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig, of The Forgotten Room.

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.