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White, Karen (Karen S.)

Works: 235 works in 650 publications in 3 languages and 32,390 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Love stories  Humorous stories  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Composer
Classifications: PS3623.H5776, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Karen White
Most widely held works by Karen White
The time between by Karen White( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking atonement over her guilt that she caused her sister's paralysis, Eleanor takes a job caring for an elderly woman and becomes caught up in the woman's life of passion, danger, heartache, and deception in Hungary during World War II
The house on Tradd Street by Karen White( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A long time gone by Karen White( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she'd left, that's exactly what happens--Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. What she hopes to find is solace with "Bootsie," her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories. Now Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she herself once was. But for Vivien things change in ways she cannot imagine when a violent storm reveals the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself--by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted her them for generations"--
The memory of water by Karen White( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many years after her mother's death by drowning, Marnie Maitland returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry when a similar incident involving her estranged sister Diana and Diana's young son forces the sisters to revisit their troubled past
The beach trees by Karen White( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Sea change by Karen White( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely woman with a life-long feeling of not quite belonging elopes with a child psychologist she met at a conference and discovers how difficult it is to actually escape her past
Falling home by Karen White( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At twenty, Cassie Madison left her hometown of Walton, Georgia, without so much as a backward glance, but when a family crisis calls her home, she must part with the satisfaction of her Upper East Side life--and return to the tumult of the one she left ..."--P. [4] of cover
The strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton returns-only to be greeted by a house full of lost souls. She 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... "--
On Folly Beach by Karen White( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Janie Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local bookstore, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Janie from the loss of her husband. Janie 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: Janie must allow Lulu, the late owner's sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from the store's backyard. For the most part Janie ignores Lulu, and sifts through the love letters. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during World War II are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together, on Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope for a second chance
The girl on Legare Street by Karen White( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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... " -- Publisher description
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's farm by Betty Bard MacDonald( Recording )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children's diseases as Won't-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis
The lost hours by Karen White( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surviving the tragic accident that killed her parents has always made Piper Mills feel invincible. That is, until fate strikes again and a near-fatal fall from a horse destroys her dreams of becoming an Olympic equestrian. Feeling more fragile than ever, Piper returns to Savannah, to the home she inherited from her grandparents, to retreat, recover, and reflect on all she has lost. It's during her recuperation that Piper discovers a secret room and a family mystery
After the rain by Karen White( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this follow-up to "Falling Home, " White returns to the magical small town of Walton, Georgia. When photographer Suzanne Paris arrives and meets Mayor Joe Warner, he's nothing like any man she's ever known. Yet, both their lives are transformed by an unexpected love
Return to Tradd Street by Karen White( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melanie is only going through the motions of living since refusing Jack's marriage proposal. She misses him desperately, but her broken heart is the least of her problems. Despite an insistence that she can raise their child alone, Melanie is completely unprepared for motherhood, and she struggles to complete renovations on her house on Tradd Street before the baby arrives. When Melanie is roused one night by the sound of a ghostly infant crying, she chooses to ignore it. She simply does not have the energy to deal with one more crisis. That is, until the remains of a newborn buried in an old christening gown are found hidden in the foundation of her house. As the hauntings on Tradd Street slowly become more violent, Melanie decides to find out what caused the baby's untimely death, uncovering the love, loss, and betrayal that color the house's history--and threaten her claim of ownership. But can she seek Jack's help without risking her heart? For in revealing the secrets of the past, Melanie also awakens the malevolent presence that has tried to keep the truth hidden for decades..."--
The color of light by Karen White( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At thirty-two Jillian Parrish finally finds the courage to take charge of her life and discover what really lives in the dark spaces under her bed. Pregnany and recently divorced, she takes her seven-year-old daughter to seek refuge and solace on Pawleys Island, South Carolina--Jillian's only source of happy childhood memories. Summers spent at her grandmother's beach house were Jillian's sanctuary from indifferent parents until her best friend, Lauren Mills, disappeared. Linc Rising, Lauren's boyfriend and Jillian's confidant, was a suspect in Lauren's disappearance. Although Jillian never doubted his innocence, her parents whisked her back home to Atlanta, and she never got a chance to tell him. Now a resentful Linc is back on Pawleys Island, renovating the old Mills house. As ghosts of the past return to haunt them, and Jillian's daughter begins having eerie conversations with an imaginary friend named Lauren, Jillian and Linc will uncover the truth about Lauren and about feelings they have kept buried for sixteen years
Pieces of the heart by Karen White( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caroline Collier is a woman bogged down in the harsh realities of a life barely lived. Stress from her all-consuming job as an accountant has given her panic attacks, forcing her to take a leave of absence from work. And though her chances of relaxing in the presence of her overbearing, perfect mother are slim, she joins her at the family's vacation home in the mountains of North Carolina."--P. [4] of cover
Learning to breathe by Karen White( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 secret life of bees a novel by Sue Monk Kidd( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Lily is on the run with her servant, Rosaleen, from her abusive father. Lily is haunted by her memories of her mother's death in a gun accident ten years earlier. They find their way to Tiburon, S.C., the headquarters of the Black Madonna Honey company, headed by three middle-aged black sisters, August, May, and June. The three give shelter to Lily and Rosaleen, and let them work in their honey house. But August, the eldest sister, has penetrating questions for Lily
Her father's house [a novel] by Belva Plain( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1968, in the heat of infatuation, young lawyer Donald Wolfe married the beautiful, restless Lillian when he first arrived in New York. When his flawed marriage failed, Donald refused to give up his daughter, so he fled with her and went into hiding. Years later, when his daughter, Tina, returns to New York, she learns the truth about the father who has always protected and cherished her
Miss Julia throws a wedding by Ann B Ross( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Julia Springer, who combines Southern grace, the dignity of a woman "of a certain age," an encyclopedic knowledge of etiquette, and a bitingly sharp tongue, is at a loss. Her late husband's former illicit squeeze, who is now her best friend, is going to live in sin with her friend Mr. Pickens instead of with her. Fortunately, a wedding is on the horizon. The happy couple was planning to have a perfunctory courthouse wedding, but Miss Julia has plans of her own for a real honest-to-goodness ceremony, albeit with some shortcuts on the etiquette side
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Vaita, Kārena

White, Karen S.

The memory of waterThe beach treesFalling homeThe strangers on Montagu StreetOn Folly BeachThe girl on Legare StreetMrs. Piggle-Wiggle's farmThe lost hours