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Publisher's Summary

A poignant story of two estranged sisters from the New York Times best-selling author of the Tradd Street novels.

At 20, Cassie Madison left her hometown of Walton, Georgia, for New York City, where she has reinvented herself - from losing herself in her career to squashing her accent. But one night a single phone call brings back everything she's tried to forget. She hasn't spoken to her sister since Harriet stole Cassie's fiancé and married him. But now Harriet's on the line with news that their father is dying. 

As she makes the trip back, the only thing that frightens Cassie more than losing her father is seeing Harriet and the family that should have been hers. But she can't help loving her nephews and nieces any more than she can help feeling at home again in Walton. As she fights a surprising reaction to a forgotten friend and faces an unexpected threat to the family she'd once left behind, Cassie comes to realize that moving on doesn't always mean moving away from who you are.

©2002, 2010 Harley House Books, LLC (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Another great book by Karen White

I have read several books by Karen White and I have loved every one. I laugh, cry and feel like I have gotten to know interesting, complicated, caring and loving people by the end of each book. I highly recommend this and all Karen White's books.

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Disappointing

I am a long time Karen White fan and have enjoyed several of her books. While I certainly wouldn’t classify them as Great Literature, they are satisfying reads (or listens). I can count on an interesting plot, characters I care about, and a happy ending.

Falling Home must have been one of her early novels; it certainly read like it. The main character was childish and irritating and the plot twists could be seen coming a mile away.
But the biggest letdown was the narration. Those Southern accents set my teeth on edge. The narrator would greatly benefit from watching the movie Steel Magnolias. Several times.

I’m glad Ms. White didn’t give up writing. I’ll look forward to more of her stories. But I’d suggest you pick up The Sound of Glass or Long Time Gone or just about any of her other works. Skip this one.

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Amazing story

What a beautiful, terrible, and creative story Karen White has written.she has crafted her talent well. This book will stick with me for a long time. Just as much as the English German has.

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Loved the book.

The whole story was amazing. The narrator was wonderful. I love Karen White stories.

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Classic love story! well done!

The characters are well-developed, the story unfolds as a southern love story should. You WILL cry, so just get ready! But it's worth the tears and worth sticking around for the end!

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Hallmark Channel on Pages

I wanted something a little light after the last heavy book but knew where this was going from the first chapter. Pretty silly dialogue too. Predictable & trite with some sadness thrown in to make it a little meaningful. I usually prefer a little more nuance than the big city villain & all nice country folk.

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A heartwarming story of the power of family.

After reading the Tradd Street series I wanted to read more of Karen White's writing. Finding Falling Home was an absolute treat. It is a heartwarming story of a woman's return to home and discovering the joy of family. Karen White always does an amazing job of making the read feel they are at the location of the story. You can feel the heat and the humidity of this small southern town. Her characters are loveable. You want to sit on the front porch swing with a glass of lemonade and get to know them. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and have to admit, I ugly cried at the end. The narrator did a wonderful job of capturing the voices. She does a fantastic job. Just a wonderful story with all the feels.

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Falling Home

Didn’t care much for the story. A little too predictable though I’ll give the author another chance.

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Interesting family dynamic.

I enjoyed this book, the small town, the people. I laughed and cried. Even a mystery to solve. I recommend this book.

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Hated the way she made the southerners sound

The book was good but almost didn’t get past the first chapter. The way the performance of the reader made the southerners sound was ridiculous. Really I think that will turn most people off, it was a struggle but I love the author and thought maybe it would be worth it if I could just get past the way she read it.