Karen White Books In Order

Falling Home Books In Publication Order

  1. Falling Home (2002)
  2. After the Rain (2003)

Tradd Street Books In Publication Order

  1. The House on Tradd Street (2008)
  2. The Girl On Legare Street (2009)
  3. The Strangers on Montagu Street (2011)
  4. Return to Tradd Street (2014)
  5. The Guests on South Battery (2017)
  6. The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street (2019)
  7. The Attic on Queen Street (2021)

Royal Street Books In Publication Order

  1. The Shop on Royal Street (2022)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. In the Shadow of the Moon (2000)
  2. Whispers of Goodbye (2001)
  3. The Color of Light (2005)
  4. Pieces of the Heart (2006)
  5. Learning to Breathe (2007)
  6. The Memory of Water (2008)
  7. The Lost Hours (2009)
  8. On Folly Beach (2010)
  9. The Beach Trees (2011)
  10. Sea Change (2012)
  11. The Time Between (2013)
  12. A Long Time Gone (2014)
  13. The Sound of Glass (2015)
  14. The Forgotten Room (With: Lauren Willig,Beatriz Williams) (2016)
  15. Flight Patterns (2016)
  16. The Night the Lights Went Out (2017)
  17. Dreams of Falling (2018)
  18. The Glass Ocean (With: Lauren Willig,Beatriz Williams) (2018)
  19. All the Ways We Said Goodbye (With: Lauren Willig,Beatriz Williams) (2020)
  20. The Last Night In London (2021)

Mossy Creek Books In Publication Order

  1. Mossy Creek (2001)
  2. Reunion at Mossy Creek (2002)
  3. Summer in Mossy Creek (2003)
  4. Blessings of Mossy Creek (2004)
  5. A Day in Mossy Creek (2006)
  6. At Home in Mossy Creek (2007)
  7. Gone But Not Forgotten (2008)
  8. Critters of Mossy Creek (2009)
  9. Closer Than They Appear (2014)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Grand Central (2014)

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Karen White Books Overview

Falling Home

From the New York Times bestselling author

Revised and expanded for this new trade paperback edition, Karen White’s novel tells a poignant story of two estranged sisters. At twenty 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 fiance 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.

After the Rain

In the stunning first novel FALLING HOME, Karen White introduced readers to the magic of small town Walton, Georgia, and a charming cast of characters who captured our hearts. Who can resist a return trip…
especially when love is about to transform the lives of two very special people?

The House on Tradd Street

A brilliant, chilling series debut, featuring a Charleston real estate agent who loves old houses and the secret histories inside them. Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she’s going to have to accept it. An old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets. Enter Jack Trenholm, a gorgeous writer obsessed with unsolved mysteries. He has reason to believe that diamonds from the Confederate Treasury are hidden in the house. So he turns the charm on with Melanie, only to discover he’ s the smitten one…
It turns out Jack s search has caught the attention of a malevolent ghost. Now, Jack and Melanie must unravel a mystery of passion, heartbreak and even murder.

The Girl On Legare Street

Acclaimed author Karen White returns with the sequel to the national bestseller The House on Tradd Street.

Melanie has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she’d have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton left Charleston thirty five years ago. She’s returned wanting to protect the daughter she’s never really known after receiving an ominous premonition.

Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from her partner, Jack Trenholm, she agrees and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together Melanie and Ginnette buy back their old home. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. It will take unearthing long buried secrets to beat this demon and save what’s left of Melanie’s family…

The Strangers on Montagu Street

Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton returns only to be greeted by a house full of lost souls. Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is still restoring her Charleston house and doesn’t expect to have a new houseguest, a teen girl named Nola. But the girl didn’t come alone, and the spirits that accompanied Nola don’t seem willing to leave…

Whispers of Goodbye

From RITA award nominee Karen White and in the gothic tradition of Victoria Holt comes Whispers of Goodbye. It is the story of Catherine deClaire Reed, alone in the world with nothing left to fear, and John McMahon, a man from whom Catherine unwillingly seeks protection, but who is intent on hiding a very dark secret. Set against the backdrop of a Louisiana sugar plantation, amidst the humid air and cloying Spanish moss, Catherine must fight her growing passion for John to uncover the secrets he hides. But will her discoveries release her from her darkest nightmares or threaten her very life?

The Color of Light

At thirty two, pregnant and recently divorced, Jillian Parrish and her seven year old daughter find refuge and solace on Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Jillian had experienced her best childhood memories here until her best friend Lauren Mills disappeared, never to be found. At the time, Linc Rising, Lauren’s boyfriend and Jillian’s confidant, had been a suspect in Lauren’s disappearance. Now he’s back on Pawleys Island renovating the old Mills house. And as ghosts of the past are resurrected, and Jillian’s daughter begins having eerie conversations with an imaginary friend named Lauren, Jillian and Linc will uncover the truth about Lauren’s disappearance and about the feelings they have buried for sixteen years.

Pieces of the Heart

To escape the stress from her all consuming job as an accountant, Caroline Collier joins her overbearing mother at the family’s vacation home in the mountains of North Carolina. But the serene beauty of Lake Ophelia cannot heal Caroline’s heart, which is still broken by the loss of her younger brother, who died when she was seventeen. And the tension between her and her mother still simmers. Only their neighbors, the husband and daughter of one of Caroline’s childhood friends, seem able to penetrate her cool reserve, giving Caroline the courage to face her biggest fears and dive headfirst into life.

Learning to Breathe

Brenna O’Brien doesn’t believe in happy endings. Not since the love of her life, Pierce McGovern, left her years ago without a word. Now, she leads a quiet life surrounded by her four matchmaking sisters, running a historic movie theater and collecting old wartime letters. But she leaves the letters unopened, preferring to imagine their possibilities rather than risk being disappointed. Then Pierce comes back to town, shattering Brenna’s hard earned peace and forcing her to re examine everything, and realize that if she doesn’t come to terms with the life she let slip away, she may never have the courage to go after the life she wants.

The Memory of Water

On the night their mother drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. There is the death of innocence, of love, and of hope. Each sister harbors a secret about 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 refusing to speak. In order to help the traumatized boy, Marnie must reopen old wounds and bring the darkest memories of their past to the surface. And she must confront Diana, before they all go under.

The Lost Hours

The award winning author of The Memory of Water delivers a gripping tale of family, fate, and forgiveness. When Piper Mills was twelve, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For twelve years, it remained untouched. Now a near fatal riding accident has shattered Piper’s dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather s death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn t exist or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace and a newspaper article from 1939 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. The necklace s charms tell the story of three friends during the 1930s each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook. Piper always dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell. And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong.

On Folly Beach

Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it’s the personal battles of Folly Beach’s residents that have left the most scars, and why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own…
To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it’s a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton’s mother encourages her to buy the local book store, Folly’s Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband. Emmy is at first resistant. So much has already changed. But after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly’s Finds, she decides to take the plunge. But the seller insists on one condition: Emmy must allow Lulu, the late owner’s difficult sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from its back yard. For the most part Emmy ignores Lulu as she sifts through the love letters, wanting to learn more. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during WWII are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together, here On Folly Beach. And it is here that their war ravaged hearts can find hope for a second chance…

The Beach Trees

The moving new novel from bestselling author Karen White.

From the time she was twelve, Julie Holt knew what a random tragedy can do to a family. At that tender age, her little sister disappeared-never to be found. It was a loss that slowly eroded the family bonds she once relied on. As an adult with a prestigious job in the arts, Julie meets a struggling artist who reminds her so much of her sister, she can’t help feeling protective. It is a friendship that begins a long and painful process of healing for Julie, leading her to a house on the Gulf Coast, ravaged by hurricane Katrina, and to stories of family that take her deep into the past.

Mossy Creek

A delightful new collection of original Southern stories set in the charming, fictitious down home town of Mossy Creek, where there’s a friendly face on every corner and a heartfelt story behind every door…

Reunion at Mossy Creek

Return to Mossy Creek, when a class reunion stirs up more than just memories.

Summer in Mossy Creek

Treat yourself to another helping of down home charm with new stories of ‘the warm, offbeat, fun loving place that is Mossy Creek, GA’ Romantic Times.

A Day in Mossy Creek

Maybe it’s the post New Year’s boredom. maybe it’s the cold, frisky air. Whatever the cause, the citizens of Mossy Creek seem determined to get into trouble on a clear winter day in mid January. Police Chief Amos Royden and his loyal officers, Mutt and Sandy, can barely keep up with the calls. Hank and Casey Blackshear’s great aunt Irene, 93, leads a protest march of angry old folks on their electric scooters. Louise and Charlie Sawyer battle renovation pitfalls literally in their cranky house. Pearl Quinlan fights her sister, Spiva, over a plate of brownies. Patty Campbell performs a makeover on Orville Gene Simpson’s front yard, against Orville’s will. All that and more! Last, but not least, Amos and Ida finally stop fighting their secret attraction, but then the trouble really begins!

At Home in Mossy Creek

Book six in the Mossy Creek Hometown Series about life, love in a small Southern town. Mayberry meets Mitford. Humor, romance.

Critters of Mossy Creek

Springtime brings thoughts of love to people all over the world, and Creekites are no exception. Although love to Creekites isn t necessarily romantic. Take, for example, how they feel about their pets. Dogs, cats, birds, and fish take center stage as we once again see how the Southern half lives. Your favorites are back and in just as much trouble as ever. Amos and Ida are still circling each other’s wagons. Sandy Crane has a little Faith. Jayne Reynolds emerges from widowhood to take a long lingering look at Mossy Creek s Bubba Rice. Ed Bailey and his beloved dog Possum, Lil Ida Hamilton, Peggy Caldwell and others will make you laugh and cry at human and animal antics. Cat heists. Fish ponds. Bird nappings. Don t miss the fun with Critters of Mossy Creek! Welcome To Mossy Creek!The funny, heart warming Georgia mountain town whose slogan is Ain t goin nowhere, and don t want to. A few years ago, BelleBooks partners Debra Dixon, Deborah Smith, Sandra Chastain, Virginia Ellis, Donna Ball and Martha Crockett veteran authors with more than 100 romance and women s fiction books to their credit at major publishers decided to create a collective novel about a whimsical Appalachian town. Each author picked several characters to shepherd through the stories, and voila! A collaborative book was born. The series launched with MOSSY CREEK, followed by REUNION IN MOSSY CREEK, SUMMER IN MOSSY CREEK, BLESSINGS OF MESSY CREEK, A DAY IN MOSSY CREEK, AT HOME IN MOSSY CREEK, and now, in September 2009, Critters of Mossy Creek. Each book features the regulars plus a sterling group of outside authors. Mossy Creek contributors include bestselling novelists Sabrina Jeffries, Anne Bishop, Sharon Sala, Patti Callahan Henry and many more. The series has garnered glowing reviews, book club, large print and mass market sales, and a devoted fan base who eagerly await the next book. In November 2009 veteran Mossy Creek author Carolyn McSparren begins a spin off Mossy Creek mystery series: THE MERRY ABBOT CARRIAGE DRIVING SERIES, with Book One: CART BEFORE THE CORPSE.

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