This is the first book by Karen White that I’ve read, and you’ll have to excuse me while I gush over it. Wow! The story and characters were outstanding, and they pulled me in right away.
Merritt is a widow, and she inherits her late husband’s grandmother’s home in Beaufort, South Carolina. There are a lot of surprises awaiting her there, including a brother-in-law she didn’t know about, and a reunion with her estranged stepmother, Loralee, and 10-year old half-brother, Owen. And the secrets! Dark secrets from generations past that come to light.
I really grew to love all of the characters, even Merritt with her stubborn, standoffish personality, and sugary sweet Loralee sharing the wisdom of her mama. I cried along with all of their struggles.
“You’ve been dealt a tough deck of cards, that’s for sure, but it’s time to pull up your big-girl panties and move on. Like my mama used to say, you can’t move forward if you always have one foot on the brake.”
THE SOUND OF GLASS is a remarkable, character-driven story of mystery, family secrets, loss, second chances, and letting go. I loved it.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.