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The Color of Light by Karen White

The Color of Light

by Karen White

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The Color of Light. Karen White. 2005. What an easy read after Blood Meridian and Wise Blood. White is a step above a lot of Southern Romance writers. She reminds me of Anne Rivers Siddons. Just divorced, pregnant Jillian takes her young daughter and returns to Pawley’s Island, N.C. The island is the only place she’s ever felt safe and loved. Grace, her daughter, who has imaginary friends immediately starts talking to a new friend, Lauren. Lauren is the name of Jillian’s best friend who disappeared without a trace years ago. Linc has also returned to the island. He was Lauren’s boyfriend who was blamed for her disappearance. There you have it: all the elements for a good southern romance! ( )
  judithrs | May 18, 2015 |
Jillian Parrish newly divorced and pregnant with her second child returns to the only place she has happy memories to start her life over. This book has love, mystery and secrets to keep the reader interested. ( )
  tanya2009 | Mar 18, 2010 |
I really liked this book...romance, mystery and good characters! ( )
  Sandee5657 | Oct 20, 2009 |
Both NAL and Berkley/Jove were really pushing this one, and I don't know why. Women's fiction with a mystery & romance, and it wasn't bad, but it was really pretty standard. I could see all the plot twists coming a mile away, and I've read this identical plot dozens of times before. ( )
  Darla | Dec 19, 2008 |
Well written. Good story. Going back to the beach solves all problems. ( )
1 vote anchoragedonna | Jun 27, 2007 |
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At thirty-two, Jillian Parrish finally finds the courage to take charge of her life and discover what really lives in the dark space under her bed. Recently divorced, she takes her young daughter to seek refuge and solace on Pawleys Island, South Carolina—Jillian's only source of happy childhood memories. Summers spent at her grandmother's beach house were Jillian's sanctuary from indifferent parents until her best friend, Lauren Mills, disappeared.

Linc Rising, Lauren's boyfriend was a suspect in Lauren's disappearance. Although Jillian never doubted his innocence, her parents whisked her back home to Atlanta, and she never got a chance to tell him. Now a resentful Linc is back on Pawleys Island, renovating the old Mills house. As ghosts of the past return to haunt them, and Jillian's daughter begins having eerie conversation with an imaginary friend named Lauren, Jillian and Linc will uncover the truth about Lauren and about the feelings they have kept buried for sixteen years…
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At thirty-two, pregnant and recently divorced, Jillian Parrish and her seven-year-old daughter find refuge and solace on Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Jillian had experienced her best childhood memories here-until her best friend Lauren Mills disappeared, never to be found. At the time, Linc Rising, Lauren's boyfriend and Jillian's confidant, had been a suspect in Lauren's disappearance. Now he's back on Pawleys Island-renovating the old Mills house. And as ghosts of the past are resurrected, and Jillian's daughter begins having eerie conversations with an imaginary friend named Lauren, Jillian and Linc will uncover the truth about Lauren's disappearance and about the feelings they have buried for sixteen years.

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