Monday, May 11, 2009

Lost Hours

Another great story by Karen White
(Author of House on Tradd Street )
* Sound familiar this is the street Kate and I visited while in downtown Charleston*
When Piper Mills was twelve, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For twelve years, it remained untouched. Now a near fatal riding accident has shattered Piper's dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather's death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn't exist? or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace and a newspaper article from 1929 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. The necklace and it's charms tell the story of three friends during the 1920s. Each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook. Piper always dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell. And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong. I started this book while at the airport on my return flight home from visiting with Kate in Charleston,SC. I found this book to be a real pleasure. The book keeps you trying to put the pieces of the mysteries together ie: the scrapbook, the necklace and the newspaper article and how they all connect. Great read but I did find The House on Tradd street a bit better and cannot wait until the sequel comes out. If you are looking for a nice read pick up a Karen White book you won't be disappointed.


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KBeau said...

I think that sounds like a great read. I'll have to go look for it and others by the same author.

kate said...

sounds good Gina,I think I will go ahead and try it!!! She has a great writing style...

Amy J said...

Hi Gina, Looks like you had a great time in Charleston! You're right, the weather is nicer there. Have never read any of her books, but have added her to my list. Thanks for the recommendation!