Sea Change by Karen White

84%

8 Critic Reviews

Although the narrative can be painfully slow, White skillfully juggles the deceptions that nurture the novel's enigmas, until the surprising truth emerges.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

For Ava Whalen, a new marriage and a move to St. Simons Island means a new beginning. But what she doesn’t realize is that her marriage will take her on an unexpected journey into the deep recesses of her past that will transform her forever…

 

For as long as she can remember, Ava Whalen has struggled with a sense of not belonging, and now, at thirty-four, she still feels stymied by her family. Then she meets child psychologist Matthew Frazier, and thinks her days of loneliness are behind her. After a whirlwind romance, they impulsively elope, and Ava moves to Matthew’s ancestral home on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia.

But after the initial excitement, Ava is surprised to discover that true happiness continues to elude her. There is much she doesn’t know about Matthew, including the mysterious circumstances surrounding his first wife’s death. And her new home seems to hold as many mysteries and secrets as her new husband. Feeling adrift, Ava throws herself into uncovering Matthew’s family history and that of the island, not realizing that she has a connection of her own to this place—or that her obsession with the past could very well destroy her future.

 

About Karen White

See more books from this Author
Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen previou books. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. Author websites: karen-white.com; facebook.com/karenwhiteauthor
 
Published June 5, 2012 by NAL. 412 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Sea Change
All: 8 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
on May 07 2012

Although the narrative can be painfully slow, White skillfully juggles the deceptions that nurture the novel's enigmas, until the surprising truth emerges.

Read Full Review of Sea Change | See more reviews from Kirkus

Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Serena Agusto-Cox on Jul 18 2012

White creates multifaceted characters with real problems ...

Read Full Review of Sea Change

RT Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Victoria Frerichs on Feb 12 2013

...her writing style is pleasing and compelling, and the novel is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon.

Read Full Review of Sea Change

All About Romance

Above average
Reviewed by Leigh Davis on Feb 11 2013

This book ended up being a mixed bag for me with equal amounts of positive aspects mixed up with negatives, leaving me only able to give this book a qualified recommendation.

Read Full Review of Sea Change | See more reviews from All About Romance

Night Owl Romance

Above average
Reviewed by Angibabi4 on Aug 01 2012

Take time out of your busy schedule to sit back and enjoy this wonderful book for the summer.

Read Full Review of Sea Change

The Best Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on Jun 13 2012

She's created a multilevel mystery that glues the reader to the book, with just enough clues to tantalize but so carefully crafted that no one can guess what will eventually enfold.

Read Full Review of Sea Change

Zimbio

Excellent
Reviewed by Cheryl Malandrinos on Jul 22 2012

White moves the story seamlessly through past and present, unfurling a story that keeps the reader turning the pages.

Read Full Review of Sea Change

Southern Lit Review

Good
Reviewed by Donna Meredith on Sep 06 2012

Sea Change would make a fine beach read—or let you imagine yourself at the beach without leaving home.

Read Full Review of Sea Change

Reader Rating for Sea Change
80%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 326 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×