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!

Karen's Website

This giveaway is for US residents only (sorry!) NO PO BOXES!


  1. I want to know what the book is about but don't want to know how it ends! Thanx for the giveaway!

  2. This sounds great! I love islands & the water, I'd love to know 'what happens next'...

  3. Sounds like a great story -- and no, I hate spoilers!!

  4. I'm odd too. LOL I don't want to know anything at all about a book before I read it - other than the title, author and genre. Sometimes reading the back of the book gives away to much info (in my opinion.)

    As a writer of southern fiction, I'm certain I'd enjoy this story. Especially with your fabulous review and recommendation!

  5. Oh my, I love shocking books! :)

  6. If this is anything remotely similar to A GIFT FROM THE SEA, I know I would love it!

    Susan C.

  7. I hate reading spoilers!! I was on a book release party on FB last night and had only read 1 of the authors books and someone gave away a critical detail to the second book. I left after that to make sure I didn't see anymore spoilers........
    Thanks for another giveaway
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  8. I had not heard of this book but it sounds fantastic! Thanks for the great review and the giveaway.


  9. I read a book based on reviews and this is one I am sure to read. The cover is beautiful! You gave me just enough information to make sure I don't miss reading SEA CHANGE. Thank you so much.

  10. Oops. Forgot my email address:

  11. I don't like to read spoilers of books that I want to read and don't yet know much about. But I don't mind reading minor spoilers or spoilers to books I'm not sure I'll read. If I've read a spoiler for a book I want to read, throwing myself into reading and work usually helps me forget the spoilers!

  12. I've been wanting to read this book since it came out. And no, I hate spoilers!

  13. I'd love to win this book so I could give it to my sister!!
    sharn3960 AT comcast DOT net


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