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The Beach Trees
The Beach Trees
Author: Karen White
IN THE AFTERMATH OF TRAGEDY, LIFE GOES ON -- PAINFUL AND FOREVER ALTERED, BUT RIPE WITH NEW BEGINNINGS. FOR JULIE HOLT, TRAVELING TO THE BEAUTIFUL BUT RAVAGED COAST OF BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI, IS A JOURNEY INTO A SECRET PAST AND A LIFE SHE NEVER EXPECTED.... — Julie first knew loss at the age of twelve, when her younger sister disappeared from their ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781611296822
ISBN-10: 161129682X
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 403
Edition: 1ST
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: New American Library
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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Granites2001 avatar reviewed The Beach Trees on + 88 more book reviews
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.
njmom3 avatar reviewed The Beach Trees on + 1153 more book reviews
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.
reviewed The Beach Trees on + 48 more book reviews
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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