Curl Up With a Copy of The Beach Trees

BlogHer Review

The Beach Trees by Karen White is a fictional story based in Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana.  I jumped at the chance to read this book living in  Mississippi myself.

From the very start of the book Karen pulls you in to her page turner. It is a love story, no it’s a murder mystery, no it’s about a woman finding herself. Really it is all those things and more. There is a story within the story, which in some books can get confusing, but Karen did a great job of letting us know which story was taking place at the time.

I enjoyed the fact that all though this book is fiction she used real places. I can make a short drive and see the landmarks she talks about. That part draws you in deeper and makes you forget you are reading something made up.

She also hit the nail on the head for me in describing the people who live through hurricanes and keep rebuilding. This book is set in a post-Katrina Gulf Coast, which caused a hard time for many. But it shows the resilience of people and how family and friendship can help get you through anything. 

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