Monday Give Away: THE TIME BETWEEN

For today’s Monday give away, we have… a paperback copy of Karen White’s bestselling The Time Between.

Here’s the official blurb:

time betweenNew York Times bestselling author Karen White delivers a novel of two generations of sisters and secrets set in the stunning South Carolina Lowcountry.

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 mysterious circumstances.

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….

Many of you may know Karen for her beloved Tradd Street series (possibly soon to be a television series!), but her stand alone novels are not to be missed. I do love novels where secrets from the past help to resolve a quandary in the present. Not to mention that after a lot of time spent reading and writing about England, it’s nice to take a virtual vacation on Edisto Island.

For an early copy of the paperback of Karen White’s The Time Between, here’s your question:

— What’s your favorite book set in the American South?

The winner will be announced on Wednesday. The Time Between appears in stores in paperback next month, on May 6.


  1. Christine on April 7, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I only read one of the Tradd Street books, but it was great!

    My favorite Southern book is definitely “The Help.”

  2. Sonia on April 7, 2014 at 11:55 am

    “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen. There’s just something about the writing that wraps you up in the magical world that she creates.

    • Sheila on April 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      My second choice

  3. Aleen on April 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    It would have to be the Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood. Beautiful novel.

  4. Ammy Belle on April 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Right now, I think my favourite “book” is actually a trio of books – The Graveyard Queen series by Amanda Stevens! Thanks 🙂

  5. Sheila on April 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    To Kill a Mockingbird, a great book, and an example of how a book should be
    turned into a movie.

  6. Pat D on April 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Oh phew.I can’t pick just one. I really liked the Tradd Street books. Also Margaret Maron’s Deborah Knott series in N. Carolina. Carolyn Haines’ Sara Booth Delaney books are hugely enjoyable. As are Joan Hess’s 2 series set in Arkansas. And that is probably the tip of the iceberg.

  7. Liz on April 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I went through a big Dorothea Benton Frank period…loved Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island.

  8. Catie on April 7, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I will also pick “garden spells”by Sarah Addison Allen, though really any of her books are a good choice!

  9. Am7 on April 7, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I will also pick Divine Secrets of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells.

  10. Rachel Adrianna on April 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Favorite classic: To Kill a Mockingbird. Favorite contemporary: anything by Sarah Addison Allen! 🙂

  11. Jessica S. on April 7, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    How can I choose just one?????? I can’t even choose just one author:

    Anne Rivers Siddons, Eugenia Price, Alexandra Ripley, Dorothea Benton Frank…oh there are others who are escaping me right now. Not to mention all the ones everyone else mentioned!

  12. Kristy on April 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I love to escape to Broward’s Rock South Caroline to drink amazing coffee with Annie Darling at her bookstore and talk over confidential investigations with Max in Carolyn B. Hart’s Death on Demand mystery series.

  13. Beth on April 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I can’t think of many, so I’ll go with a classic- Gone with the Wind!

  14. Sara on April 7, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Anything by Anne River Siddons! I discovered her when we moved to SC and I wanted to start reading books set in the Beaufort/Charleston area. Low Country is probably my favorite. 🙂

  15. bn100 on April 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Don’t have a fav

  16. Betty S. on April 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I loved The Help, both book and movie.

    Laura Childs has two mystery series set in the south – Tea Shop mysteries set in Charleston and Scrapbook mysteries set in New Orleans – both are quick, entertaining reads with lots of local flavor and recurring characters. Charleston is one of my favorite cities and she is right on!

    Nicholas Sparks sets most of his books in NC – though some are better than others. I loved Nights in Rodanthe, also The Lucky One. More recently is Safe Haven – quite a twist – I should have thought of that one for one of the earlier If You Like categories, but won’t mention which one so as not to spoil it.

  17. Suzanne on April 7, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I would have to say Gone With The Wind. I read it so many times when I was a teenager that I lost count. After that would be Candace Proctor’s (C.S. Harris) Midnight Confessions, a beautifully evocative book about civil war new Orleans.

  18. Michelle on April 7, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I normally don’t get into science fiction but I really enjoy Kathy Reichs’ ‘Virals’ series. They are set in almost the exact same location as this book

  19. Lynne on April 7, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Gone With The Wind, without a doubt…I think I read it the first time when I was 15!

  20. Ella on April 7, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    The Foxes of Harrow by Frank Yerby

    This book was a lot of firsts for me. Most importantly, it opened the door to the world of novels.

  21. Alyssa on April 8, 2014 at 5:27 am

    The Help for sure!

  22. Céline on April 8, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I can’t remember books that I might have read that take place in the American South, so I’ll go with a suggestion by other readers, The Help – I only saw the film, haven’t read the book (yet), but I guess it counts as a book, doesn’t it? 🙂

  23. Amanda on April 8, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen!

  24. Kayse on April 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I’d say either the Help, or Donna Ball’s Ladybug Farm series.

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