Review: Dreams of Falling
Title: Dreams of Falling
Author: Karen White
Release Date: June 5th, 2018
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: It's been nine years since Larkin fled Georgetown, South Carolina, vowing never to go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she knows she has no choice but to return to the place that she both loves and dreads--and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin's mother, is discovered in the burned out wreckage of her family's ancestral rice plantation, badly injured and unconscious. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years. Secrets that lead back to the past, to the friendship between three girls on the brink of womanhood who swore that they would be friends forever, but who found that vow tested in heartbreaking ways.
My Review: This story was a spell binding tale of family secrets, broken promises and the heartache that only best friends and family members can cause. I immediately connected with the main character, Larkin, and was rooting for her the whole book. Larkin has some clear issues and a lot of growth still to do throughout the book but that serves to pull you in even deeper. The story is told in several different POV’s, which I usually don’t like, but this time they were woven together so well that I didn’t find myself skimming at all. There was just something about this story that tugged at my heart. The fierce love between friends and the trials they will go through to protect each other showed the importance of true friendships. The characters all had their flaws but at the end of the day they loved each other and that was what truly mattered. This story was a beautiful example of all the matters in the world. From the writing, to the setting and the plotting, all elements of this novel worked perfectly. If you haven’t read any of Karen White’s book I highly recommend them and this one is a great place to start!
*I received this book from Netgalley and Berkely Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review*