Author Event Luncheon - Karen White
Join us for lunch with author Karen White! We'll be discussing her new book, The Time Between, over a delicious lunch from Southern Whey. Tickets are available at the bookshop for $35, and will include lunch and a copy of The Time Between.
On sale date: June 04, 2013
Eleanor Murray will always remember her childhood on Edisto Island,
where her late father, a local shrimper, shared her passion for music.
Now her memories of him are all that tempers the guilt she feels over
the accident that put her sister in a wheelchair—and the feelings she
harbors for her sister’s husband.
To help support her sister,
Eleanor works at a Charleston investment firm during the day, but she
escapes into her music, playing piano at a neighborhood bar. Until the
night her enigmatic boss walks in and offers her a part-time job caring
for his elderly aunt, Helena, back on Edisto. For Eleanor, it’s a chance
to revisit the place where she was her happiest—and to share her love
of music with grieving Helena, whose sister recently died under
An island lush with sweetgrass and
salt marshes, Edisto has been a peaceful refuge for Helena, who escaped
with her sister from war-torn Hungary in 1944. The sisters were
well-known on the island, where they volunteered in their church and
community. But now Eleanor will finally learn the truth about their
past: secrets that will help heal her relationship with her own
sister—and set Eleanor free....
To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before
reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls,
which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local book
store, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her
Emmy is at first resistant. So much has already
changed. But after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful
bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly's Finds, she decides to
take the plunge. But the seller insists on one condition: Emmy must
allow Lulu, the late owner's difficult sister, to continue selling her
bottle trees from its back yard.
For the most part Emmy ignores
Lulu as she sifts through the love letters, wanting to learn more. But
the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu.
As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during
WWII are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond
their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together, here on
Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope
for a second chance...