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The Beach Trees
The Beach Trees
Author: Karen White
From the time she was twelve, Julie Holt knew what a random tragedy can do to a family. At that tender age, her little sister disappeared-never to be found. It was a loss that slowly eroded the family bonds she once relied on. As an adult with a prestigious job in the arts, Julie meets a struggling artist who reminds her so much of her sister, s...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451233073
ISBN-10: 0451233077
Publication Date: 5/3/2011
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 124 ratings
Publisher: NAL Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
I love a book that just grabs me in the first chapter and holds on to the end. This book Did that for me. This is my first book by Karen White. I will be reading more. I loved it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was about how tragedy in the past hold on to us and can prevent us from living in today. The lesson being that living your life and finding happiness does not mean that you forget that loss. A useful reminder. The story is told in two voices - Aimee who encounters many losses in the her life yet manages to move on and still find happiness. Julie who is so traumatized by a tragic loss in her childhood that she is unable to move on. That loss dominates the majority of her life and prevents her for a long time from allowing herself to find happiness.

The book also unexpectedly turned out to be a mystery. One tragedy in the past that remained unresolved and slowly emerges throughout the book.

I would have given the book 5 stars except for a couple of twists and turns at the end which I felt were unnecessary.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the Karen White I remember and love. A fast, engaging read with a likable cast characters. I loved Aimee's flashbacks and Julie's present day narration. A definite page-turner although the "mystery" was a bit obvious IMO. Still, very enjoyable! Now I remember why White is one of my favorite chick-fiction authors.
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Fabulous Book! I was hooked from the get-go.
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I am still reading this book. I like it, and the story is pretty good, but it's a little slow moving and the author jumps around with the characters, so it's a bit hard to follow. Also, some of it is written in the first person, and I generally don't care for that. The story is developing nicely, but as I say, just a little bit too slow for me. I will keep reading it, however, as I'm anxious to see how the story ends.


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