Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lost Hours by Karen White


One of my favorite author discoveries of last year was Karen White. She has a gorgeous way with words. I am really looking forward to her next book, which looks absolutely fantastic. She also gets just about the best covers ever, don't you think?

About the Book: 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’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.

The Lost Hours will be available in April.

9 comments:

Michele said...

That definitely sounds intriguing!

S. Krishna said...

OOH, I can't WAIT for this one!

bermudaonion said...

That sounds so good! I love the cover, too.

jennifermorrill said...

I think the cover looks neat. It would make me want to pick it up and find out more.

After reading your review, it sounds very intriging. I need to read more "new" books like this!

Dar said...

This does sound really good and yes the cover is just gorgeous.

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

This sounds good - I will have to keep aneye out for this. Thanks for the review!

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I'm catching up on my blog reading, and just read your review for *Tender Grace*

It struck me how similar the covers are - profile of the torso and waist of a woman, with some flowers in her hand. Did you notice this, too?

Jenn M. said...

Dawn- When I saw the cover of this, I thought of Tender Grace since I had recently read the review here and also The Time Traveler's Wife and Love Walked In. It's the faceless female torso.

Amy said...

I'm glad everyone else is looking forward to it, too!

Dawn and Jenn...they do look alike. I have to admit, I like the color tones in this one better.

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