The Beach Trees - Karen White

The Beach Trees

By Karen White

  • Release Date: 2011-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 298 Ratings

Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes the story of one woman’s journey into a secret past—and a life she never expected on the ravaged coast of Biloxi, Mississippi...

Working at an auction house in New York, Julie Holt meets a struggling artist and single mother who reminds her very much of her missing younger sister. Monica Guidry paints a vivid picture of her Southern family through stories, but never says why or how she lost contact with them. And she has another secret: a heart condition that will soon take her life.
 
Feeling as if she’s lost her sister a second time, Julie inherits from Monica an antique portrait—as well as custody of her young son. Taking him to Biloxi, Mississippi, to meet the family he’s never known, Julie discovers a connection of her own. The portrait, of an old Guidry relative, was done by her great-grandfather—and unlocks a surprising family history....
 
INCLUDES A READERS GUIDE AND AN EXCERPT OF DREAMS OF FALLING

Reviews

  • Wonderful

    5
    By MCBigSpook
    This book had me feeling like I was one of the characters! Couldn't stop reading and when I wasn't that's all I was thinking about! Great mental picture like I was watching a movie or better yet actually their! I wish it never ended!
  • Loved it AAAAA+++++

    5
    By Lauri from Cleveland
    I love her writing and the story keeps you not wanting to put the book down. Now I want to go to New Orleans and see what she saw. You will enjoy it I promise
  • The beach trees

    3
    By Drake114
    I found it difficult to keep the two story lines separate. The characters of the two story lines are too similar. As the story progressed, the family secrets became pretty obvious so there were no real surprises at the end. On a positive note, I did come way with a better understanding of southern culture, why people refuse to evacuate during a hurricane, and why they continue rebuild.
  • The Beach Trees

    5
    By Doncol44
    This was my first Karen White book. I purchased it because of the name, I was headed to the beach. I loved this book! Excellent storyline. She has becoming back got more of her books!
  • LOVED This Book

    5
    By VBMom
    I couldn't put it down. I finished it wanting the story to continue. Great book..highly recommend.
  • Young and loved

    5
    By Dancing Watermelon
    I'm 12 and loved it got that sample and saving to buy the full version ! =) plz read the book it's great
  • Amazing

    5
    By longtimeapplefan
    the story was great and when it ended it left you wanting more.
  • Beach Trees

    5
    By grousehunter2
    A wonderful summer read. Reading this book was like watching a heart-warming movie that you don't want to end. I savored each page. I enjoyed reading about current events while being carried back to the past simultaneously. Find a quiet place to lose yourself, sip on a refreshing drink, and simply enjoy literature at it's finest--excellent southern fiction. I look forward to reading more of White's books.
  • Great

    5
    By Plgzuz
    Very good read.
  • The Beach Trees

    5
    By Sexy Chinee
    Excellent read....couldn't put the book down!