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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great Summer Read!

Add this book to your summer reading list. Seriously. Do it! Sea Change by Karen White is a mixture of mystery, romance, and history. Ava Whalen has been afraid of water since she was a baby. Nobody knows or understands why. Ava's mom, Gloria, loves her but has always b...
Add this book to your summer reading list. Seriously. Do it! Sea Change by Karen White is a mixture of mystery, romance, and history. Ava Whalen has been afraid of water since she was a baby. Nobody knows or understands why. Ava's mom, Gloria, loves her but has always been standoffish towards Ava. Pamela lived 200 years before in the same St. Simons Island house as Ava and her new husband, Matthew Frazier. The story is told from all three women's point of view.
Ava and Matthew married after a whirlwind romance. They decide to move to the coastal town of St. Simons. They move into Mathew's ancestral home. They are both eager to start their new lives together. On their first night there, Ava learns that Matthew has been married before. She is upset that such a big detail was withheld from her. Eager to know more about his first wife, Ava starts to uncover some disturbing details about the mysterious death of Mathew's first wife, Adrienne. Ava digs deeper to find out if the man she loves could be responsible for Adrienne's death. Ava and Adrienne also share an obsession about a mystery that happened over 200 years ago on the island. Meanwhile Ava's mother, Gloria, is devastated that Ava moved to the island. Gloria and Ava have always had a strained relationship. Since moving to the island, it has become even more so. Secrets are being kept from all sides.
Sea Change is a great read. It's reminiscent of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. It has the same mysterious, haunted feel that Rebecca holds. The journeys from the past to the present are fascinating as the story unfolds. The characters are fantastic. White keeps you guessing on who to trust. One of my favorite characters is Mimi. She's Ava's ninety-one year old grandmother. Despite her age, she has no intention of slowing down. She's a feisty, spirited woman that made me laugh. I enjoyed this book thoroughly.

posted by Marcie77 on June 9, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Good author

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. Have read all Karen White's...
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. Have read all Karen White's books, as love the Atlanta author; however this one was not quite as good as her usual works. Moves back and forth from the historic 1800's, to the mother and daughter- a little slow moving.

posted by quaintinns on September 30, 2012

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    Would recommend.

    Another great one by Karen White. A mix of mystery, history, romance and a few ghosts.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

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    Another winner!!!

    I love the way Karen draws you into her books so that you are right there with the characters and this book did not disappoint. Sea Change is about secrets of the past and secrets of the present and how they effect lives. I love all of Karen White's books and devour them. Really good read!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    Intriguing

    Sea Change is a very good book and keeps you guessing at every turn. Just when you think you have it figured out, you find out that you don't. I loved how Ms. White weaves the story between modern day and back to the War of 1812. The author does an amazing job with character development and the secrets that they hold. I would really recommend that you pick up this new release.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    You will be glad you read this!!

    This book will draw the reader in with characters who are real people. Something about the story line will strike you as familiar yet the direction it takes will surprise you! The author paints with love and affection the beautiful scenery of the coastal sea island. If your heart is at the beach even when your body isn't, you will love this book. Cuodos to the author for this book which crosses many different genres and she found acceptance!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

    I haven't read a book by this author I haven't liked. This book

    I haven't read a book by this author I haven't liked. This book has great characters and family secrets going back generations. I highly recommend her Tradd Street series as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    A modern day Rebecca without Mrs. Danvers but with plenty of ext

    A modern day Rebecca without Mrs. Danvers but with plenty of extra ghosts!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

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    I really loved this book in that the main character is a midwife which is my dream job. She is strong in many ways but weak in others. Her husband Matthew was a lot more elusive and harder to like. The characters of the novel were well thought out and very textured. You really got to know them and love them. While reading this novel I actually felt like I was a part of the story and involved with the characters rather than just reading the novel.

    The author did an excellent job at weaving in and out of the present and the past to tell a story that was filled with mystery and intrigue that left you guessing from beginning to end. I like the fact that the novel was told from different times and from different voices. It made the story seem more believable and alive. You have the present story of Ava and Matthew and the past of Pamela and Geoffrey. Both past and present stories were needed to tell the tell of loss and redemption on St. Simons Island. I was impressed at how much I liked this book because it is not my usual preferred genre to read in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Jpw

    Good but not her best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Great read

    I totally enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down right to the very end! The ending didn't disappoint either. Will look for this author again.

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  • Posted July 27, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I bought this book because I love the island where the story supposedly takes place. What a wonderful surprise to find that it is not only a happy way to remember fabulous St. Simons Island, but is also a truly good story. I plan to read more from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book. It kept me interested.

    I really enjoyed this book. It kept me interested.

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