Monday, September 24, 2012
Sea Change By Karen White + Giveaway
I’m sort of odd. I get review requests and I don’t fully read what the book is about. I just read the first few sentences, look at the cover, author and take a leap. I’m kind of the same way with movies—I just don’t want to know too much information. I don’t want to think about the end of the book when I just start reading. So when I was asked to review Sea Change I didn’t read anything about it. I had seen the trailer, loved the cover and knew I loved Karen’s last book, I simply said YES! I just love not knowing too much about a book before I read it, while I know other people who want to know a lot about a book before they decide to read it.
Ava Whalen Frazier has just gotten married. Her mother is none to happy. She barely knows her husband, Matthew and to top it off she is moving to St. Simons Island. And here is the thing, Ava is deathly afraid of the water. Her mother is so upset she won’t even come out to say goodbye to her only daughter. But Ava is in love, feels such a deep strong connection to Matthew. Ava’s family is so tightly knit. She seems to be the adventurous one.
After arriving on the Island, Ava meets her new home. Matthew’s home is an ancestral home filled with the past, and with secrets. Before she even gets her feet on the ground Ava begins to find out just how little she knows about the man she has just married. Like he was married before and there are questions about his wife’s death. Ava begins digging into the past to find out what she can, but ends up becoming obsessed with the past.
The novel mostly focuses on Ava, but you will also read about Pamela. Pamela is in the past, but her story moves forward filled with mystery. White also has chapters of Ava’s mother Gloria. It’s hard to figure out how and where all these story pieces are going, but when it comes together! OH MY GOODNESS! I was SHOCKED! Just SHOCKED!
This is the only time I’ve ever said this, but I wish I could read SEA CHANGE again for the first time. Loved it!
Reviewed by Laura Kay