Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Summer's here and many of you will be going on vacation this month. If you're looking for a great beach read, pick up Karen White's new release, THE MEMORY OF WATER. Karen's a dear friend, fellow Georgia Romance Writer and writer extraordinaire! MEMORY is an exceptional book that kept me reading into the wee hours of the night.

Karen uses many of the techniques Donald Maass describes in his WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL WORKBOOK. She weaves plots layers together with breathtaking notes of conjunction that left me in awe! The internal conflict for each of the major characters is expertly crafted and the problems overlap and intertwine leading to a climax that had me gasping for air.

The back of the book blurb reads: On the night their mother drowns trying to ride out a storm in a sailboat, sisters Marnie and Dianna Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. There are also the deaths of innocence, of love, and of hope. Both harbor secrets about what really happened that night--secrets that will erode their lives as they grow into adulthood.

After ten years of silence between the sisters, Marnie is called back to the South Carolina Lowcountry by Diana's ex-husband, Quinn. His young son has returned from a sailing trip with his emotionally unstable mother, and he is deeply disturbed and refusing to speak. In order to help the traumatized boy, Marnie must reopen old wounds and bring the darkest memories of her past to the surface. And she must confront Diana. . . before they all go under.

MEMORY OF WATER ranks 4 1/2 stars for summer reading!

Wishing you abundant blessings!
Debby Giusti

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