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Please join Karen White, author of On Folly Beach, as she tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Reviewed by Poppy Johnson

On Folly Beach is a gem in disguise. On the surface, it is a story about women, the men they love (and lost), and finding forgiveness for others and ultimately for themselves. The story is told in flashback style, with glimpses of Follybeach in the 1940’s (war time). In the flashback story, Maggie and Lulu are parentless sisters, living with their cousin Cat (who is more than a bit flirtatious with the boys). Their life on FollyBeach is typical of lives during war time, but it is tenderly mixed with the stories of the men they met and fell in love with, and what became of those relationships.

The contemporary story centers on Emmy, as she faces a sorrowful loss of her own. She tries to move on, and in a twist of fate moves to FollyBeach to manage the job of “finding herself.” There she runs into some of the ghosts and real-life people who were featured in the flashback story.
Often, stories told in flashback are confusing to read; as they shift from the past actions to current events, the reader sometimes has difficulty keeping it all straight. That is not the case with On Folly Beach. Karen White keeps the names, circumstances and events so clearly easy to follow, that the reader will absolutely enjoy the anticipation of reading about past events and then caching up to what is happening in the future sections.

On Folly Beach is a love story that will inspire anyone who ever lost a love, or is in love for the first time. I recommend it to anyone of any age; it is skillfully written and was a joy to read.

Please visit Karen White’s website and follow along on her blog tour!

After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.

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