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On Folly Beach
by Karen White

Published: 2010-05-04
Paperback : 390 pages
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Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it's the personal battles of Folly Beach's residents that have left the most scars, and why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own...

To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island ...
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Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it's the personal battles of Folly Beach's residents that have left the most scars, and why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own...

To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local book store, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband.

Emmy is at first resistant. So much has already changed. But after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly's Finds, she decides to take the plunge. But the seller insists on one condition: Emmy must allow Lulu, the late owner's difficult sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from its back yard.

For the most part Emmy ignores Lulu as she sifts through the love letters, wanting to learn more. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during WWII are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together, here on Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope for a second chance...

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  "ON FOLLY BEACH"by Bethcalamari (see profile) 05/30/12

I couldn't put it down! I kept wondering what would happen next. At the end, there were still unanswered questions. Our book club had a wonderful discussion.
I will read more of her books.

 
  "Couldn't put it down!"by Eoperfetti (see profile) 05/30/12

Loved this book - finished it in two sessions. Couldn't wait until the end. A great story and also very interesting info about Folly Beach, bottle trees (I want one!) and WWII spying in SC.

 
  "On Folly Beach"by Maryfran (see profile) 05/30/12

Very well done story. Enjoyed it immensely. Looking forward to reading more of Karen White.

 
  "On Folly Beach"by maryalyson (see profile) 02/19/12

enjoyed reading it. light and fun

 
  "Good, but not my favorite Karen White"by riegerd (see profile) 09/28/11

I liked much of the story but it didn't flow as well for me as a reader. I usually love her books and so far this is the one that's my least favorite. It did have some interesting historical information.... (read more)

 
  "Not as good as The Beach Trees, but I still liked it."by riegerd (see profile) 06/05/11

If you're considering reading a Karen White book, go with The Beach Trees. It's FANTASTIC! I read On Folly Beach after and just wasn't as satisfied. I liked it, but not loved it. I am still planning on... (read more)

 
  "On Folly Beach"by whaagenson (see profile) 05/30/11

This is a mysterious, romantic story with a touch of history thrown in. The author uses notes written in the margins of classic novels by two unknown people during WWII to propel the story along. She... (read more)

 
  "On Folly Beach"by dawnh3282 (see profile) 04/08/11

Enjoyed the WW two flashback part of the book - didn't like the mondern day as much. Events were not really believable, but enjoyed seeing how the story unfolded.

 
  "On Folly Beach"by [email protected] (see profile) 03/11/11

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