Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Lost Hours

I want to thank Dorothy with Pump up your Book for letting me be a part of this blog tour.



Piper Mills really didn't know her grandmother or hand real desire to know her. Years ago, Piper's own dreams of becoming an Olympic equestrian champion rider were crushed...literally. Due to a mis-calculation on Piper's part, her horse didn't quite clear the jump. Piper was thrown from her horse, only to have the horse land on her. Piper was lucky to have survived though she may not think so, since she had ridden a horse again. Who can blame her.

Piper ends up heading back to Savannah, where she inherited her grand parents home as well as being the care giver for her grandmother. Piper finds some old torn pages from a scrapbook. She also located a secret room with a crib. Piper decides that her grandmother might actually have a story worth listening too. Unfortunately she passes away and the only other person alive, who knows the truth is not sharing anything. Piper realizes that you sometimes have to get past the pain to experience true happiness.

The Lost Hours surprised me in a good way. It turned out to be a enduring, sweet read. I read this book in one afternoon. This is because I felt an connection with the characters in this story and wanted to know more about them. There was something about the simplicity of the story that worked. A part of this was also the location. Locations can sometimes help bring everything together and that is what Savannah, Georgia did. The South wins! Karen White won me over with this novel. I plan to check out more of her books. If you are looking for a new author to try then Karen White is it.

7 comments:

Dar said...

I loved this book too. Like you I really felt a connection with the characters and a book like that always wins me over.

Jess said...

This looks like a great read. Thanks for the review.

Liyana said...

Heyy, you got a lil something over at my blog.

Karen White said...

I'm so glad you liked the book! I love Savannah, too, which is why I chose it for the setting of this book--that way I had to visit so I could "research." (smile)

I'm heading to Savannah on Tuesday on my book tour--so if any of you are lucky enough to live, there, come see me! My book tour stops are on my website.

Mishel said...

I received this along with another one of Karen's books for a giveaway and I'm very excited to start it. Wonderful review 8)

Margay said...

I have only read Karen's the Memory of Water so far, although other books she's written are on my tbr list. This is one of them. I have yet to read a review where the reviewer didn't like this book. That is phenomenal.
Margay

Joy said...

I loved this book to and really got into the whole mystery surrounding the scrapbook and charms.