1.27.2012

{Book Club Friday}: The Lost Hours

It is Book Club Friday again and I am linking up with Blonde, Undercover Blonde. This link up is every Friday and you can review any book that you like. So - head on over and find some great books to add to your list.

This week I read The Lost Hours by Karen White.


Here is the summary from Goodreads:
When Piper Mills was twelve, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For twelve years, it remained untouched.
Now a near fatal riding accident has shattered Piper's dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather's death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn't exist,or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace,and a newspaper article from 1939 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. The necklace's charms tell the story of three friends during the 1930s, each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook. Piper always dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell. And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong.
 
What did I think:
 I loved this book.  I loved the idea of girls sharing a scrapbook and charms to represent their lives.  I like how the present day characters all seem to end up happy and where they need to be. 
It makes you wonder how much of a persons story do you really know. It is nice to think that all things can be forgiven in death.
It was short and an easy read.  I think that I will look into more Karen White books.

 
BOOK 8:30 FOR 2012
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14 comments:

  1. That does sound like a good read!

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  2. Sounds similar to "How to make an American Quilt" I'll definitely check this out - thanks for the tip!

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  3. i LOVED this book as well. Karen White is one of my favorite authors! Check out, falling home, the beach trees, on folly beach. and she also has a little "series" that starts with, the house on tradd st. I love her writing,stories and characters.

    :)


    happy friday!

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    1. Thanks Victoria! I was going to look into some more of her books. I loved the way this one was written.

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  4. This sounds really interesting! I'm adding it to my list!

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  5. I'm gonna put this one on my TO READ list. I tagged you in a post on my blog.

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  6. I just finished The Beach Trees by Karen White and I LOVED it. This sounds like a winner also :)

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