Title: The Sound of Glass
Author: Karen White
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Source: Review copy from publisher
It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward’s husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal’s reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt.
Charting the course of an uncertain life—and feeling guilt from her husband’s tragic death—Merritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cal’s unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt’s, will change and define her as she navigates her new life—a new life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old half-brother.
Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Low Country.
The blurb explains what The Sound of Glass by Karen White is about, the rest you need to discover by yourself, and do so because this book was really good.
The Sound of Glass is told by three points of view, two in the present, Merritt and Loralee and one in the past, Edith. Usually I have problems with different POVs, but in this case I didn’t have any problems, the chapters are well labeled and the characters have very different voices, easy to recognize. I liked every single character in this book. My heart ached for Merritt and Edith and the suffering they have experienced. It also ached for Loralee, but for completely different reasons, you need to read this book to find out those. Talking about Loralee, she was my favorite, I really loved her, I loved her big heart, her strength and her wisdom.
The Sound of Glass is a book about friendships, second chances, and uncovering secrets that could change your life. It’s a book about surviving abuse and thriving despite having suffered a storming past.
Karen White’s writing is beautifully descriptive and will keep you glued to the pages wanting to know what is coming next. She perfectly balances the pain and sadness with humor, so you will find yourself laughing and crying in the course of the pages.
The Sound of Glass was my first book by Karen White, but it won’t be my last, that’s for sure. I recommend The Sound of Glass to women’s fiction fans.
My Verdict: 4 ½ Paws
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