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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Recommended Read

Exquisite imagery makes Falling Home a memorable story that reaches right into the heart and soul.

As Cassie Madison rushes to her dying father, back to the place she left fifteen years ago with her heart in shreds, all the old emotions return to plague her. Even wi...
Exquisite imagery makes Falling Home a memorable story that reaches right into the heart and soul.

As Cassie Madison rushes to her dying father, back to the place she left fifteen years ago with her heart in shreds, all the old emotions return to plague her. Even with her successful career in advertising and her engagement to her sophisticated boss, she fears her dad's comment that she will never get the red Georgia clay off her shoes might be true. As the people of Walton, Georgia still remember, Cassie gets mean when she gets scared. WOW! The reader sees this side of Cassie in full screen Technicolor as she struggles with all the feelings she ran from fifteen years ago, with new and even-more-extreme emotions pressing in.

Sam Parker, Cassie's friend since childhood, knows all her flaws and fears. He meets her snobby New York attitude head on and gives her tit for tat. He is one darling of a hero! After medical school, he returned to Walton, the life style suits him. Making money is not his number one priority in life. While Cassie had kept her family at a distance, Sam has become close to her father, her sister Harriet and Harriet's husband Joe as well as their adorable children. He and Mary Jane, Cassie best girl friend in high school, run the clinic in Walton. To him Cassie's laugh is like "a coke freshly poured in a glass"-effervescent. Her hurts of long ago he'd helped her through and now he finds himself doing it again, but with a more mature view, he goads her to not run from, but to work through, her fears and hurts that had prompted many of her actions since the death of her mother so many, many years ago.

Cassie and Sam strike sparks of each other. His kisses set off a crackle, pop, and sizzle like lightning in Cassie that makes her "knees melt like butter in a frying pan", but he refuses to be just temporary solace. He declares he will be all or nothing at all to her. Both are sorely tested as traumatic events set both their lives in upheaval when they are thrown together to work for the good of something more important than themselves. When Cassie's load gets to be more than she can handle, she weeps and fallings into Sam's arms and realizes it is like falling home.

Harriet, who makes decisions with her heart and stands by them with unerring love, is amazing and her connection with Cassie awesome. However, the super strength and courage she shows as she deals with the inevitable is magnificent. Her oldest daughter Maddie, so much like her Aunt Cassie, suffers all the raw wounds of adolescents. She adds a new point of view for the happenings that is so different from what adults see, yet her Aunt Cassie seems to understand her. Many of the supporting characters like Ed Farrell, Aunt Lucinda, and Miss Lena play important roles in Cassie's "true coming of age". They add suspense, mystery, conflict, and abundant love.

Karen White creates a story to be savored not to be rushed through-I found myself reading some passages again because they teased my senses, or touched my heart in a special way. She gives us imagery that lingers in the heart and mind long after the last word is read.

Falling Home is one for the bookshelf to be read more than once.

Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance REviews

posted by LASR_Reviews on November 2, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Verrrry Slow

Wow, it must be me as I have read the reviews which were mostly favorable. I love Karen Whites books for th most part, but I felt this book took forever to get to the meat of the story, and I wish her publisher used darker ink or different paper or whatever makes it dif...
Wow, it must be me as I have read the reviews which were mostly favorable. I love Karen Whites books for th most part, but I felt this book took forever to get to the meat of the story, and I wish her publisher used darker ink or different paper or whatever makes it difficult to read, the print appears so light and makes it hard to read. Not one of her best by a long shot.

posted by mimi02 on August 4, 2011

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Verrrry Slow

    Wow, it must be me as I have read the reviews which were mostly favorable. I love Karen Whites books for th most part, but I felt this book took forever to get to the meat of the story, and I wish her publisher used darker ink or different paper or whatever makes it difficult to read, the print appears so light and makes it hard to read. Not one of her best by a long shot.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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