Dreams of Falling by Karen White

Dreams of Falling

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night the Lights Went Out comes a stunning new novel.New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this new contemporary women's fiction novel about best friends who share a devastating secret, set in the Lowcountry of South Carollina.

Details Dreams of Falling

TitleDreams of Falling
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, American, Southern, Mystery, Chick Lit

Reviews Dreams of Falling

  • Julie
    Dreams of Falling by Karen White is a 2018 Berkley publication. So far, my summer reading experience has been second to none. I’ve enjoyed some great romances, thrillers, mysteries, and even touched base with my favorite series, and beach reads. So, Karen White faced some pretty stiff competition by the time I got around to reading this book. But, hands down this is my favorite book of summer. Larkin is called home, from New York, to South Caro...
  • Lori
    Karen Whites novels remind me of perfectly made grits... just the right amount of simmering, butter & salt. This story was the perfect mix of setting, characters & story. “We are made of all those who have built and broken us.” Southern fiction at its finest! As always, 5 shiny southern stars.
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Larkin needed to come home from New York because her mother was missing.What she found was that over the years a lot of things were missing and quite a few things were kept secret.Larkin found secrets about her mother and her family at every turn.When she asked why she wasn’t told, the answer was ignored or she was told to wait until her mother, Ivy, wakes up and to ask her.Larkin wondered how long she would have to wait for her mother to wake ...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Larkin Lanier enjoys her life in New York City where she has lived for almost a decade. One day she learns that her mother, Ivy, is missing. This forces her back to her hometown of Georgetown, South Carolina which she has avoided since high school. The trip back is awkward since she has had little contact with her family and friends. She is greeted by her grandmother's lifelong friends, CeeCee, and Bitty. These two women played a big role in rais...
  • Lisa
    Check out my GIVEAWAY for Dreams of Falling at www.bluestockingreviews.com Deadline June 25, 2018A riveting tale of friendships and promises that lead to a lifetime of secrets.SUMMARY“Friends forever, come what may” was the dream three young women wrote on a ribbon in April 1951. Margaret, Ceecee and Bitty placed that ribbon in the opening of a special moss-covered tree on the banks of the North Santee River. No one could have imagined what t...
  • Book of Secrets
    ★ Happy Summer Solstice ★"We are made by those who have built and broken us." Set in gorgeous South Carolina lowcountry, DREAMS OF FALLING is about the strongest friendships and the painful secrets that test their bonds.This is a multi-generational story told in both the past and present. In the early 1950s, three friends, Ceecee, Margaret, and Bitty, hide their wishes in the trunk of a magical tree, but the outcome was nothing like they'd ex...
  • Chris Carroll
    I couldn’t stop crying in parts. Awesome story.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When you have read the same author stories multiple times you tend to expect the same type of story that you’ve gotten in the past. That is not unusual and that’s what I was thinking when I open this book.However, I could not have been more wrong.This book started out in a traditional manner. I’m not sure where it was in the story that things started to change for ...
  • Amy
    There is something utterly enchanting about the manner in which White weaves a tale, there’s always a little something for every type of reader and Dreams of Falling is no exception. There is family drama, secrets between friends, good old fashioned southern charm, romance and even a historical feel as some chapters flip back to the fifties.This follows a family of women and the Darlington’s and Margaret Darlington’s two best friends, Ceece...
  • Jess
    I waffled between finding this book as "ok" then trending towards "liking"... with a final decision being this is an "ok, likable at times" read. One reason for this back and forth behavior was the soap opera-esque nature of this book. It really started to become boringly predictable and absurd. There was one distinct moment that I can recall thinking "Please, don't go down that Days of Our Lives Road.... and you are taking that route" Yet, hones...
  • Katie B
    When Ivy is found unconscious in an old plantation home and taken to the hospital, her daughter, Larkin, returns to her hometown of Georgetown, South Carolina. Larkin begins searching for answers as to why her mother was at the home which leads to discovering decades old secrets. This is a story of friendship, love, heartbreak, family, and figuring out where you truly belong.Karen White's books fit the definition of comfort reading to me. While t...
  • Betty
    Karen White’s books are always a perfect blend of family, friendship, mystery, and a little romance. In her latest book “Dreams of Falling” she offers us two generations of strong female friendships. After nine years away, Larkin returns to her childhood home in South Carolina when her mother Ivy takes a life-threatening fall, a fall that becomes the catalyst for exposing long held secrets. Larkin had fled her home insisting she would never...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Family bonds and secrets are at the heart of Dreams of Falling. Set in Georgetown, South Carolina, the story begins as Larkin returns home to help locate her missing mother, Ivy. As the search for Ivy progresses, Dreams of Falling moves back and forth in time slowly unveiling secrets that have been kept hidden for 50 years. As always, Karen White writes a beautiful, cautionary tale full of love, loyalty, and loss. I received this book to read and...
  • Tammy
    “Friends forever, come what may” was a dream three women wrote on a ribbon in 1951. No one could of imagined what that promise would mean.. I LOVED this Southern charmer giving me all the feels of the 50’s! Set in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, a murder mystery with decades old friendships sharing hidden secrets, loss and heartbreak intertwined with love, and having the courage to figure out where you truly belong. ❤ Recommending! 4.5 ☆...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    White shares the story of two generations. Larkin's mother goes missing and is later discovered injured in their burned out ancestral home. Our tale takes place in Georgetown, South Carolina, spanning two timelines over a  fifty-year period.Past: Margaret, Ceecee, and Bitty are best friends. Margaret comes from privilege, Ceecee's father is a minister and Bitty is just Bitty. The flashbacks share what happened the summer of graduation when t...
  • BookGypsy
    Amazing story! This was my first Karen White read. Powerful story and truly one of the best books I've read. Remarkable story of three lifelong friends who share a secret. Set the Lowcountry of South Carolina. These three girls share their hopes and dreams. They write these dreams on ribbons they place in the trunk of an old, said to be magical oak tree. Dreams come true,dreams haunt and these dreams have a ripple effect on the next generation. A...
  • Dianne
    My Rating: 3.5 StarsSecrets kept for decades, soul deep love, friendships carved from granite and “family,” made Karen White’s DREAMS OF FALLING an edgy, emotional journey that could be both intriguing and off-putting in nearly equal measures.A young woman must go back to the world she swore never to return to when her mother goes missing. Found badly injured in the ruins of the family rice plantation, Ivy now lay comatose while her friends...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Many times I get review pitches months before the actual review posts. When I get the review pitch, sometimes the book sounds interesting at that time but when it comes time to pick it up to actually read it for review months later, it might not sound as interesting.So how do I combat this? I trust the process. I have to believe that something about the book appealed to me at one time or another enough for me to agree to review it and even if I a...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    These stories of immense friendship between women that transcend time are some of my favorites. I've said this before, but I think we all have those special relationships that you know will last a lifetime. Books like this remind me of mine and how your closest friends are not just friends, but family. This book goes back and forth from past to present and seems to be giving the full story of these women and the secrets they keep. Throw in some s...
  • Maureen
    I really enjoyed this book!
  • Lindsay
    Thank you to Berkley for providing me a free copy of Dreams of Falling in exchange for my hoenst review. All opinions are my own. Dreams of Falling is a story about finding secrets buried in a great, big, twisty, southern family tree. Margaret, CeeCee and Bitty were best friends in the 1950's. As they grow up, CeeCee and Bitty help raise Margaret's little girl Ivy, and then continue on the tradition by helping to raise Ivy's little girl Larkin. T...
  • Susan Peterson
    I have been a fan of Karen White’s for so long, and this book, Dreams of Falling, epitomizes everything I love about her novels. It is filled with perfectly imperfect characters, people who love fiercely, people who make mistakes, people consumed by the choices they’ve made, people who leave home when they are hurt, people who return home confused and overcome by memories, people who grow and change through all the challenges they’ve overco...
  • Jess
    I waffled between finding this book as "ok" then trending towards "liking"... with a final decision being this is an "ok, likable at times" read. One reason for this back and forth behavior was the soap opera-esque nature of this book. It really started to become boringly predictable and absurd. There was one distinct moment that I can recall thinking "Please, don't go down that Days of Our Lives Road.... and you are taking that route" Yet, hones...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    ***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***What a spellbinding, beautiful story Karen White has created in her newest novel, Dreams of Falling. Following three generations of women, this book is written from multiple points of view and flashes between current day and the 1950’s.Larkin, the youngest of the three generations was raised in South Carolina. Running away from her past, she moves to New York and cuts most of her ...
  • Yvonne
    Nine years ago Larkin left her hometown of Georgetown, South Carolina and headed for New York. She made a new life for herself there. She never intends to return home until she receives a frantic phone call from her family. Her mother, Ivy, is missing. Larkin has no choice but to head home and help find Ivy.When Ivy is found in her family’s ancestral abandoned home, she is unconscious. No one knows why she was there, but Larkin vows to find out...
  • *The Angry Reader*
    ***I received an ARC for an honest review***While I theoretically understood where the author was going here I didn't always love the execution. Larkin is living (hiding) in New York when her mother has an accident that forces her return to her southern hometown. Larkin is hurt because she feels those closest to her lied to her in an effort to make her seem perfect. From what I could gather her issue is that those that loved her filled her with c...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Since reading The Night the Lights Went Out, I knew Karen White was now a must-read author for me and I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of Dreams of Falling! Family secrets and drama in the South as well as wealthy people, dual timelines and the love of mothers and daughters makes Dreams of Falling the perfectly orchestrated Southern Fiction I love from KW! Add this one to your list for June for sure!I received an advance copy. All opinion...
  • Linda Zagon
    IMG_3714My Review of “Dreams of Falling” by Karen White Berkley June, 2018I loved everything about “Dreams of Falling” by Karen White. Karen White has an amazing way of telling a story and describing her characters and landscape. I especially appreciate the colorful cast of characters and their relationships. “Dreams of Falling” is a novel about friendship, sisterhood, and family. The Genres for this story are Fiction and Women’s Fi...
  • Becky
    4.5 StarsLoved this book, loved the "magical" feel to parts of it.It is the story of 3 young women in the early 50's, each very different from the other. For their high school graduation they travel to Myrtle Beach & 2 of the girls meet "the men of their dreams". The story is told in multiple voices & flips from the past to a more current time. Dreams are a huge part of the story & how they have played a major part in the lives of these 3 women &...
  • Judy Collins
    Review to follow.