Publication Order of Tradd Street Books
|The House on Tradd Street||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Girl On Legare Street||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Strangers on Montagu Street||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Return to Tradd Street||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|In the Shadow of the Moon||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Whispers of Goodbye||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Falling Home||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|After the Rain||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Color of Light||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Pieces of the Heart||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Learning to Breathe||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Memory of Water||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Lost Hours||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|On Folly Beach||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Beach Trees||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sea Change||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Time Between||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Long Time Gone||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Sound of Glass||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Forgotten Room||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Karen grew up being an insatiable reader and it was only natural for her to take the next step and turn her interest of reading into writing. White was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma; she spent her childhood in several American states, Venezuela and also in London, where she graduated from The American School in London. She also attended college at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she graduated with an honorary degree of Bachelor of Science in Management. She has published 19 bestselling and award-winning novels which include her latest release, The Sound Of Glass, which is a multi-generational tale of love, loss and mystery which is set in Beaufort, South Carolina. The Sound Of Glass was released on May 12, 2015 by New American Library, which is a section of Penguin Random House Publishing Group.
One day while in the seventh grade, she played truant in order to read Gone With the Wind, from that point on Karen White knew she wanted to become an author or a fictional character like Scarlett O’Hara. 10 years later, after exiting the business world, she achieved her aspiration of becoming an author. Her first book, In the Shadow of the Moon, was published in August, 2000. Her novels have over the years, been nominated for various national competitions including the SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of the Year, and have twice been credited with the National Readers’ Choice Award.
Her first book, In the Shadow of the Moon twice became a finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. The Girl on Legare Street first appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list in November 2009 and her other book; On Folly Beach also became a bestseller in May 2010. Her book, The Time Between hit the shelves in June 2013 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list at number twenty five for the category of hardcover fiction.
White writes what she terms as “grit-lit”-southern women’s literature, in addition to modern-day mystical mystery series set in Charleston, South Carolina. All her books are set in Southern US, and mostly feature a female character that is at a crossroads in her life. There are plans to release a collaborative novel on January 19, 2016 titled The Forgotten Room written in collaboration with the very gifted Lauren Willig and Beatriz Williams.
White currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia together with her husband, 2 children, and two adorable Havanese dogs. When she is not writing, she spends most of her time reading, playing piano, scrapbooking, and evading cooking.
Some of Karen White’s Bestselling Books
In the Shadow of the Moon
This is Karen White’s first notable work which was first published in August, 2000. The story revolves around Lauren Truitt; a modern woman who after a lunar eclipse and a 20th century comet occurrence is swept off mysteriously away from her delightful southern home and sent over one hundred years into the past.
In this new timeline, Stuart Elliot, a charming confederate soldier whisks her to his unnervingly familiar plantation, while in this place; Elliot’s powerful masculinity arouses impossible desires within Laura. However, the Civil War rages on, creating horrifying dangers which threaten to steal Laura from Stuart’s loving arms.
Laura must wait on the moon’s magic to come full circle. However the question remains, will the moon’s magic carry her back to the timeline in the future, brokenhearted and alone? Or will it keep her with Elliot, her new-found love, in this passionate and dangerous past?
The Girl On Legare Street
This novel was published in the year 2009 and is part of the Tradd Street series. The story follows Melanie who has grown up familiar with the art of refurbishing old houses; however she never in her wildest dreams imagined that she would have to refurbish her personal life in order to accommodate her long lost mother. Melanie’s mother, Ginnette Prioleau left Charleston, South Carolina 35 years earlier. She has returned in an attempt to protect her daughter who she has never really gotten to know after getting a worrying premonition.
Melanie did not desire to see her mother ever again; nonetheless with some nudging from Jack Trenholm, her life partner, she agrees and starts to reconstruct their broken relationship. Together, Ginnette and Melanie purchase back their old house. Using their shared psychic gifts, they anticipate discovering some ghosts. Nevertheless what they discover is a resentful dark spirit whose power has been increasing over the decades. It will take exhuming long forgotten secrets in order to defeat this fiend and protect what is left of their family.
On Folly Beach
On Folly Beach was first published in May 2010. Folly Beach, South Carolina, has endured in spite of whirlwinds and war. However it is the individual battles of the residents of Folly Beach that have left most of the wounds, and it is also the reason that a young widow has been summoned back there to help restore her own people.
For the majority of people, Folly Beach is merely the final barrier island before you reach the seemingly boundless Atlantic Ocean. For some, it is a safe haven for lost souls; this becomes the reason why Emmy Hamilton’s mother emboldens Emily to purchase a local book store called Folly’s finds in the hope that it might divert Emily’s mind from the grief of losing her husband.
At first, Emmy is resistant; she also finds that a lot has changed in the place where she used to live. Nonetheless after discovering love letters and a picture of a stunning bottle tree within a box of secondhand books from Folly’s Finds, she resolves to take a leap of faith. However the seller of the book store insists on one condition in order to sell the book store that Emmy has to allow Lulu, the late owner’s problematic sister, to carry on the sale of her bottle trees from the stores back yard.
For a prolonged period in the story, Emmy overlooks Lulu as she goes through the love letters, in an attempt to learn more about the love story. Nevertheless the more she learns about the letters, the more she gets to understand Lulu. As facts of a probable killing and a mysterious vanishing during the second World War are exposed, Emmy and Lulu find out that events that took place sixty years apart that were out of their control have inevitably brought them together on Folly Beach. They soon discover that it is at Folly Beach that their war-scarred hearts may find healing and the hope for a second chance.Book Series In Order » Authors » Karen White