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  • Title: The Lost Hours
  • Author: Karen White
  • ISBN: 9781101028827
  • Page: 453
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About "Karen White"

  1. Karen White

    After playing hooky one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, Karen White knew she wanted to be a writer or become Scarlett O Hara In spite of these aspirations, Karen pursued a degree in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University Ten years later, after leaving the business world, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer and wrote her first book In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000 Her books have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA Southeastern Booksellers Alliance Fiction Book of the Year, and has twice won the National Readers Choice Award.Karen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and currently writes what she refers to as grit lit Southern women s fiction and has also expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston, South Carolina Her 22nd novel, THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY, was published January 10, 2017 by Berkley Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House Publishing Group.Karen hails from a long line of Southerners but spent most of her growing up years in London, England and is a graduate of the American School in London When not writing, she spends her time reading, scrapbooking, playing piano, and avoiding cooking She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two children, and two spoiled Havanese dogs See at karen white biom st

582 thoughts on “The Lost Hours”

  1. This is basically a Harlequin Romance with a slightly interesting plotline and very little passion I got impatient with how none of the main characters would just spit it out instead of drawing out the Big Secret until I wanted to chuck the book across the room I don t enjoy people who seem to want to wallow in their own misery instead of just getting on with their lives It frustrates me to read over and over again about the haunted look or the pain in someone s eyes all the time Self pity is n [...]


  2. This book was so melodramatic, reading it was exhausting The hot tears The hand wringing The low whispers The knowing smiles The haunted looks The author writes in such detail about certain things like the main character s horse injury and trees at the horse farm and then glosses over major turns in the story Piper s grandmother the catalyst for this whole book dies and it is just noted in passing And then Piper changes her name and pretends to be studying a family s history to learn answers abo [...]


  3. My mother in law bought this for me as birthday present and described it as a perfect beach read since I was going to the beach, I took it along and read it Overall, I agree with her assessment of its beachiness it is a quick read with a happy ending and nothing truly bad happens However I had some serious issues with the book This will sound overly critical, and some of this can be chalked up to the fact that I didn t pick the book it is probably not my type of read But, here they are 1 The con [...]


  4. It took quite some time to get interested in this book After about 100 pages, nothing really important had happened and I was beginning to wonder if anything was going to happen at all The biggest problem I had was with the constant delay the characters had in just spitting out whatever it was they needed to say Then, when they are finally getting somewhere, they are tired or angry and just stop for the time being Just get it out already The book jumps back and forth from first person, by the ma [...]


  5. I really liked this As with all dual timeline stories, there s a long held secret to be discovered this particular secret is tantalisingly just out of reach until the very final part of the reveal You re almost there on the clues, but you just can t second guess the full revelation twist As Lillian herself would say in the book, stop jumping ahead, be patient What sets this dual timeline story apart from others though, is the poignant theme of loss, grief, guilt and regret, before finally findin [...]


  6. I can always count on Karen White to write amazing books about the human spirit No one gets out undamaged in this world, but where there is a will there is a way to move beyond our pain and our failures and to engage fully in life again Forgiveness is the key, not just for others but for ourselves as well Piper Mills parents die when she is young and she goes to live with her grandparents There are a few flashback to her childhood but mostly the book is in the present Piper got hurt in a horse c [...]


  7. When her parents were killed in an accident, Piper Mills figured the worst that could happen to her had already happened That is until a near fatal fall from a horse cuts short her dreams of being an Olympian.The accident left its mark on Piper s life in ways than one While at her grandparents place thinking about all life has taken from her Piper finds a scrapbook that hints at secrets in her grandmother s past I m not a person who reads horse books or books about riders, so it is perhaps surp [...]


  8. This was such a powerful, poignant, beautifully written novel The story was amazing and so very compelling, every character interesting and well developed, and her writing was fantastic I enjoyed reading this, and for once I just wanted to soak up the story, enjoy the journey, and didn t want it to end I loved the plot, and the actual story, but the message behind her words were powerful in my opinion It s what makes this such a great read.Not only is this about discovering the past, but the pr [...]


  9. I am a huge fan of Kate Morton When searching for her books, Karen White continually popped up as an author I might like I did enjoy the book, but it didn t have that same lasting and haunting quality of a Kate Morton novel After her grandparents pass away, Piper Mills is given an envelope from her Grandmother containing a key and a charm with no explanation Apparently her Grandmother meant to tell her the story that goes along with these items herself, but suffered from dimentia before she was [...]


  10. It was difficult choose a rating for this book for the simple fact that I really couldn t put it down, making me feel it should be at least 3 stars But then I thought about the following things and had to give it 2 First off, the first 100 or so pages are excruciating The author uses really over the top metaphors far too much and spends a lot of time alluding to internal pain and scars without actually telling you anything The next 100 pages are much better, although the story still doesn t get [...]


  11. Some authors weave a tapestry others stitch a quilt This book is definitely the latter a jumbled patchwork of various themes that have been overused, almost to the point of being cliche Piper Mills is the broken heroine a numb loner horselover, who is recovering from a riding accident that killed her horse and shattered her Olympic dreams When her Alzheimer s addled grandmother who raised her dies, Piper hardly feels anything until, conveniently, a mystery about grandma s past draws her out of h [...]


  12. Depressing in tone, but an engaging story, if not very plausible The problem I have with this author is the way things never seem to tie together well Case in point In this book, a black baby is found dead in the river It turns out that he was accidentally smothered and then a man throws the body in the river The body is discovered and then the SAME man retrieves the body after the autopsy No questions, no accusations Why would he throw the body in the river and then claim it later He takes the [...]


  13. The books that are mostly worth of your time, are the ones that leave you with a mixed feeling, you don t know whether you re sad or happy, you have no idea how the book left you, you just know that you really really enjoyed it.


  14. Review also found at kristineandterri 24.5 starsI was looking for a book to read, not sure what to look for, when I remember that I had read some other work by Karen White and enjoyed them so decided to pick up another one The reason I chose this one was because I was looking for an audio book and this was the first one I found by White and it sounded interesting.One small comment on audio books I have a love hate relationship with them I love them for the fact that I can multi task while listen [...]


  15. Another Good Great Read from Karen White A granddaughter discovers hidden clues concerning secrets in her grandmother s life Oh, the tangled webs we weave The characters are all wonderful so well developed, from the early 1900s to the present From the Jim Crow south to the enlightened 21st Century READ THIS BOOK


  16. This mellow southern tale kept me engaged The main characters helped keep me interested in turning each page Each time I thought I knew what event was revealed I was surprised and still kept turning the pages A good book with a believable baseline


  17. This book while engaging and beautifully written, took me a long time to finish I found that I was longing for faster paced books and wanting to put it down and quit I m glad I did not though The ending was exactly what I wanted needed from it.


  18. I really wanted to enjoy this book but it just wasn t for me It felt like way to much build up to an anticlimactic ending I mean it was a decent plot twist but everyone s reactions and the way it played out was just not worth it to me Parts of this book had me interested and wanting to keep going but honestly if I didn t win this book in a giveaway I would have DNF d it before I was halfway through.


  19. Surprisingly engaging Piper Mills hasn t ridden a horse since she fell off and severely injured herself six years ago, ending her dreams of becoming an Olympic equestrian Now she has returned to the house that her grandfather bequeathed to her upon his death, where she spends her days numbed and unattached to anything Her grandmother Annabelle is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer s disease, and cannot remember who Piper is Piper is trapped in her past, and cannot find a way to connect with her [...]


  20. Piper Mills has lived a life filled with loss Her parents were killed when she was six years old, so she went to live with her grandparents She was very close to her Grandfather, with whom she shared her love of horses and her drive to be an Olympic class show jumper.Her relationship with her Grandmother was not close but Piper never felt the lack of that connection When she was twelve, her Grandmother developed Alzheimer s disease and was placed in a nursing home Driven Piper barely noticed her [...]


  21. Alone and fragile, Piper Mills does not know what to do next in her life After her parents died when she was six, and her grandparents took her in, she had found something special in riding horses she even dreamed of becoming an Olympic equestrian But then another tragic accident shattered those dreams.So when her grandfather dies, soon followed by her grandmother, she is almost entombed in the Savannah home where she grew up Then the family lawyer brings some strange legacies an angel charm, an [...]


  22. The story opens with the heroine, a young woman by the name of Penny, describing a tragic accident that ended her career as an equestrian rider After the recent death of her grandfather, she tries in vain to make a connection with her grandmother, a woman whose memory is fading by the day According to everyone who knew her grandparents, Penny s grandmother, in her younger years, was a fun loving woman who loved life Penny just can t seem to reconcile this description with the sad woman she s kno [...]


  23. I liked this book, even though it took me a while to get into it, and it got to be a bit of a drag finishing it This book is undeniably a mystery, and there is nothing light hearted about it at ALL Not to spoil the ending for those who haven t read it, but it is just chock full of dark, terrible secrets and thus it s really heavy reading I can see some readers getting impatient with its constant heavy tone and the roundabout and long winded way in which the elements of the story finally come tog [...]


  24. I had never read Karen White before, but this was a book club read and I was intrigued However, I found that by the end of the book I had to work too hard to fill in the blanks that the author left I love horses, so I thought I would really enjoy the equestrian aspect of it, but I found that it took away from the important parts of the story I felt like too much emphasis was placed on the narrator s past with horses and riding, and it wasn t really necessary I understand why excerpts from an old [...]


  25. Despite having really looked forward to reading this novel, unfortunately the story didn t work for me at all Firstly, it was too much cheap romance than mystery, and the constant switching between characters telling the story made it fragmented rather than interesting I found the pace mind numbingly slow, the characters hard to engage with, and the secret at the end not really worth the effort Which was disappointing, since the general plot a woman searching to unravel a big secret in her dead [...]


  26. I don t read a lot in this genre emotional self discovery drama , so I can t compare how good it is to its own sisters and brothers So please bear with my unfair comparison to apples and oranges.I definitely enjoyed reading it a number of issues surfaced that would make good book club discussions, yet I don t have a yearning desire to talk about it with anyone Maybe because of what else is going on in my life right now my own losses and grief , it felt a little triteke reading it right now is un [...]


  27. One of my favorite authors 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 i [...]


  28. I wanted to like this book but it had too many glaring issues I did finish it, so it wasn t horrible, BUT First, how could Piper spend six years SIX doing essentially nothing How was she supporting herself I know she was living in her grandmother s house, but she had to eat and pay for her medical bills That just made no sense to me What on earth was she doing all day every day She had no friends apparently, except George, whom she hated, and no hobbies other than dabbling in genealogy Very stra [...]


  29. A little disappointing I found the basic premise you know, the stuff printed on the back cover to be kind of promising Piper Mills discovers a secret room and torn pgs from her grandmother s scrapbook that alludes to a tragedy in her grandmother s past So, Piper a genealogist, sets out to find the tragedy as she Piper is recuperating from a equestrian accident that has left her crippled From that point on the plot weaves, the plot pivots, the plot is engaging, and I have to say it The Plot Plods [...]


  30. Have you ever read a book that, once you were finished, you couldn t start another one because your were still so connected to it For me, The Lost Hours, is that book I guess part of it comes from the fact that I lost both of my Grandmothers before I was old enough to appreciate their stories In the world we live in today it seems there are no secrets any Everyone s private life is put out there for everyone to read about via social media This book really made me think about the world that our g [...]


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