On Folly Beach by Karen White

June 24, 2010 Book Review 9

On Folly Beach by Karen WhiteOn Folly Beach by Karen White
Published by NAL on May 4th 2010
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 416
Source: purchased


Do you know how to shag? Have you ever been to Folly Beach, SC? Well, apparently that was THE place to be during WWII! Especially if you wanted to see all the great bands and learn how to do the latest dance ~ the shag!

I have read two other Karen White books, but I can honestly say that, by far, this is my absolute favorite. I will tell you up front I am giving this one 5 out of 5 stars because I am so excited to be sharing it with you! It’s just that good!  It’s one of those books that has a great story line, wonderful writing, characters I can relate to, and on top of that ~ I learned a little history!  Did you know how close the German U-boats got to the Eastern seaboard during WWII? Or about the German spies sent over here?

In this book Ms. White throws open the history books and through a story line that will leave you breathless and keep you up all night reading, you’ll take a journey down memory lane.  For us readers who also love bookstores…oh my, are you in for a treat, because the setting is IN a bookstore on Folly Beach (don’t you just love that name!).  How I want to be the characters who run the bookstore! A lovely book and highly recommended.


9 Responses to “On Folly Beach by Karen White”

  1. Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com

    Lovely review!
    It reminds me of that movie Shag. Do you remember it?

  2. Jenners

    I just have to say I love your rating system!!

    I'm glad this book was such a hit for you … and you have an autographed copy!

  3. Michelle (Red Headed Book Child)

    Good Luck everyone! I am reading it now and am loving it!! Thanks Stacy for the review! 🙂

  4. Anonymous

    Please enter me in the Folly Beach Contest.

    Thank you


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