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Teaser Tuesdays

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

He was still drop-dead gorgeous, with laughing brown eyes that narrowed to slits when he smiled, but he'd lost the power to suck the air out of her lungs with just a look. He was her sister's husband, an old friend, and nothing more.

(Pg 38-39, Falling Home by Karen White)

Karen White, The New York Times Bestselling Author of On Folly Beach, tests the limits of love and the resilience of family in her highly anticipated novel, Falling Home

After arriving in New York, Cassie did everything she could to reinvent herself, from losing herself in a career to squashing her accent. But a single late-night phone call brings back everything she has tried to forget. She hasn't spoken to her sister Harriet since Cassie wiped the Georgia clay from her high-heeled pumps - not since Harriet stole Cassie's fiancé and married him. Now Harriet's on the line with the news that their father is dying.

Cassie makes the trip back, and the only thing that frightens her more than losing her father is seeing Harriet and the family who should have been hers. But she can't help loving her nephews and nieces any more than she can help feeling at home in a place where people ask how you are and actually expect to hear the truth. As she fights a surprising reaction to a forgotten friend and faces an unexpected threat to the family she left behind, Cassie comes to realize that moving on doesn't always mean moving away from who you are - and that home is a place that lives in a person's heart, waiting with open arms to be rediscovered.

Once again, Karen White shares a place that has touched her heart. In this case, it is Monroe, Georgia, which she visited years ago and which inspired the fictional town of Walton. "My parents are from Mississippi, so I've always considered myself a Southern girl," says Karen. She lived in four states and two countries before actually living in the south. "I spent most of my childhood wishing I had a home town to call my own," she notes. When she first saw Monroe, located just an hour from her Atlanta home, she recognised it as the kind of small southern community she'd always hoped to claim for herself.

Falling Home was originally published in 2002, and is being released again in November 2010 in response to the many readers who reached out after unsuccessfully searching for the out-of-print novel. It has been extensively revised for this new publication. "Readers told me they loved the story and characters, so it was hard to see what I might change," says Karen regarding the revisions. "Then it clicked. I didn't want to change the story. I wanted to change some of the writing - to take the experience and education of having written nine other novels and to work at creating a better book."


Thanks to the author's publicist, I have one copy of Falling Home to be given away to one lucky winner! To enter for the giveaway:

  • +1 Leave a comment on this post stating your name and your email address (Please also state the total number of points given).
  • +1 Tweet about this giveaway.
  • +1 Blog about this giveaway (posting on your sidebar is also acceptable.)

Because this book will be sent directly from the publicist, this giveaway is open to US/Canada readers only (no PO boxes, thank you!). I will be drawing for the winner on November 2nd (Tuesday), the day when Falling Home goes on sale.

Good luck!

8 Responses
  1. Alice Says:

    Hi Melody, I'd love to be entered for the giveaway. This would be my first Karen White book if I win. I have a US address.


  2. The Bookworm Says:

    wow, great teaser for Falling Home.
    Please enter me, thank you :)

  3. Julia Says:

    Wonder teaser, Melody. I know that Kate White happen to be one of your favorite author :) WOW a contest, good luck to everyone who participate :)

  4. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    I actually received this book in the mail as a surprise from the publisher, and it is sitting on my nightstand. No idea when I will get to it, but I do love Karen White!

  5. Jennifer Says:

    Nice teaser, full of emotion and description. My TT:

  6. Iliana Says:

    Oh please throw my name in the hat Melody. I keep reading such great reviews of Karen's books and I just haven't gotten around to one of her books - yet!

  7. Pam Says:

    I think I read this a very long time ago (well, a lot has happened since then anyway). I don't remember it at all, so love to read it.

  8. Anita Yancey Says:

    +1 This book sounds really good. I would love to read it. I have read one other book of White's and enjoyed it. Please enter me. Thanks!


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