December Read of the Month: “Return to Tradd Street,” by Karen White

Reviewed by Lynn Braxton When Charleston Realtor Melanie Middleton inherits an historic house from a benefactor she met only once, Charlestonians wonder what coercion she employed to gain the property, not realizing that Melanie has a pronounced dislike for old houses, branding the crumbling ruins as money pits. To make matters worse, and 55 Tradd […]

“A Long Time Gone,” by Karen White

Reviewed by Donna Meredith Take a wounded woman with a good heart and addiction problems. A troubled child who needs love. A dog in need of a home. And a man who has known since childhood the name of the woman he wants to marry. Throw them into the same story, mix thoroughly, and you […]

“The Guest House,” by Erika Marks

Reviewed by Donna Meredith One of the biggest pleasures in reading The Guest House by Erika Marks is watching the missteps in communication among three generations of characters. Readers are treated to at least half a dozen viewpoints as the tale unfolds. The various viewpoints and introduction of many characters make the first chapters of […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White

AM:  Thank you so much, Karen, for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with Southern Literary Review.  We’re excited about the release of your new book, The Time Between.  You’ve said that this book might be your favorite so far.  Why is that? KW:  I think that with each book […]

“Sea Change,” by Karen White

Review by Donna Meredith   Though the back of the book hails Karen White as “the ultimate voice of women’s fiction,” Sea Change is more of a paranormal romance than women’s fiction. What’s the difference? While women’s fiction may have romantic elements, other issues of women’s lives take precedence, such as female empowerment or relationships […]

Karen White Does it Again! The Strangers on Montagu Street

New York Times bestselling author Karen White has no shortage of fans. A southern girl at heart, she has built a reputation for creating a sense of place in her southern-based novels and a unique ability to describe powerful character relationships. With the November release of the third book in her Charleston series, The Strangers […]

Meet Karen White, Author of On Folly Beach

Bestselling novelist, Karen White, took time to discuss her latest release, On Folly Beach, selected by SLR as our August Read of the Month. She describes this book as “Southern women’s fiction grit lit” and reviewers are raving.   Throughout this story, you’ve excelled at making the reader wait as the story develops. As an […]

August Read of the Month – On Folly Beach, by Karen White

We’ll end this summer’s picks with a page-turning beach read that’s been on the NYT’s extended list since it’s release in May. Bestselling author, Karen White, delivers the ultimate summer southern setting in her new release, On Folly Beach (New American Library/ Penguin Publishing Group, May 2010). She allows readers to visit this South Carolina […]