The Time Between - Karen White

The Time Between

By Karen White

  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 308 Ratings


The New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels delivers a tale that spans two generations of sisters and secrets, set in the stunning South Carolina Lowcountry.

Eleanor Murray will always remember her childhood on Edisto Island, where her late father, a local shrimper, shared her passion for music. Now her memories of him are all that tempers the guilt she feels over the accident that put her sister in a wheelchair—and the feelings she harbors for her sister’s husband.

To help support her sister, Eleanor works at a Charleston investment firm during the day, but she escapes into her music, playing piano at a neighborhood bar. Until the night her enigmatic boss walks in and offers her a part-time job caring for his elderly aunt, Helena, back on Edisto. For Eleanor, it’s a chance to revisit the place where she was her happiest—and to share her love of music with grieving Helena, whose sister recently died under mysterious circumstances.

An island lush with sweetgrass and salt marshes, Edisto has been a peaceful refuge for Helena, who escaped with her sister from war-torn Hungary in 1944. The sisters were well-known on the island, where they volunteered in their church and community. But now Eleanor will finally learn the truth about their past: secrets that will help heal her relationship with her own sister—and set Eleanor free....


  • Another favorite!

    By Susan E H
    Each book I read of Karen Whites, I say is now my favorite, so I’m looking forward to my next favorite! Although, I don’t have many left, so I hope you’re writing Karen!
  • Not my favorite from this author

    A little slow, predictable ending. Still love this southern author.
  • Interesting

    By Martagirl39
    Liked it a lot. Some parts were written a bit dramatically when the story itself was good enough without the extra fluff. Nice little twist at the end.
  • The Time Between

    By Spl565
    I'm so happy to have found a new author. This was the first book I've read by Karin White, but it won't be the last. It was a stunning book with no antagonists that kept me enthralled.
  • The Time Between

    By Right, this nickname taken!
    Poetically written and a wonderful story with rich characters. I couldn't put it down. A huge cut above most best sellers. I've recommended this to many reader friends and family.
  • The Time Between

    By BooksellerKate
    This was the first book I have ever read by Karen White, but definitely won't be the last!!! The story was amazing but it's the way Ms. White phrases thoughts and coveys the character's deepest feelings that kept me spellbound. I couldn't wait to turn the next page while at the same time dreading the final page. I have already downloaded another one of her previous titles and am looking forward to losing myself in it
  • Another knockout

    By KensiBlye
    Karen White's novels always leave me wanting more, but they also leave me feeling complete. The Time Between is no different. The characters are intriguing and she paints an amazing scenery. I've never been to Edisto Island, but I love it already. I laughed and I cried and I couldn't put this book down. I hope she finds a way to work these characters into future novels.