Thursday, June 2, 2016

Flight Pattern by Karen White

◊ Hardcover: 416 pages
◊ Genre: Women’s Fiction
◊ Publisher: NAL (May 24, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0451470915
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0451470911


 The New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Glass and coauthor of The Forgotten Room tells the story of a woman coming home to the family she left behind—and to the woman she always wanted to be...

            Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people’s pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert of fine china—especially of Limoges—requires her to return to the one place she swore she’d never revisit...
            It’s been ten years since Georgia left her family home on the coast of Florida, and nothing much has changed, except that there are fewer oysters and more tourists. She finds solace seeing her grandfather still toiling away in the apiary where she spent much of her childhood, but encountering her estranged mother and sister leaves her rattled.
            Seeing them after all this time makes Georgia realize that something has been missing—and unless she finds a way to heal these rifts, she will forever be living vicariously through other people’s remnants. To embrace her own life—mistakes and all—she will have to find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past and the secrets she was forced to keep...       

Author Karen White weaves an enchanting tale of past and present coming together to form a hopeful future in this latest release.

The characters in this moving story are likable and well-developed. Their interactions will draw you in as they each deal with their own secrets and ghosts. Told from different viewpoints adds depth to the story.

The author details the various settings in such a way you feel connected to each place. While beekeeping and china patterns seem to have little, if nothing, in common, White brings the two elements together in an entertaining and educational way.

FLIGHT PATTERNS is a mesmerizing story that moves at a quick pace holding you spellbound until the end. The story is suspenseful as it blends the history of World War II in Europe with modern day for an intriguing look at secrets and how they can mold lives. A must read for your summer pleasure.

Flight Pattern by Karen White, NAL, @2016, ISBN: 978-0451470911, Hardcover, 416 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you have a favorite china pattern? Do you have a set or piece of china that has been passed down through generations in your family?


  1. This does sound fascinating. I love the title. As to the china passed down. Yes. I have some. I hate to admit, but I have too much. I'm hoping for children and grandchildren to covet all of it.

  2. ain't nobody can forget their past

  3. This sounds like an interesting way to explore the way our pasts can haunt us - unless we come to terms with them. Thanks, Mason

  4. Definitely sounds like an interesting read. I would not have thought that the pairing of beekeeping and china would work, but apparently it does.


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