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The Color of Light
Setting: Pawleys Island, SC
NAL, Mass Market Paperback, June 07, 2005
ISBN-10: 0451215117 ISBN-13: 9780451215116

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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.

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"The reader will hear the ocean roar and the seagulls scream as the past reluctantly gives up its ghosts in this beautiful, enticing, and engrossing novel."
—4 1/2 stars, RT Bookclub Magazine

"This is an accomplished novel about loss and renewal, and readers will be taken with the people and stories of Pawleys Island."
— Booklist

"An engaging read with a delicious taste of the mysterious."
—New York Times bestselling author Haywood Smith

"A story as rich as a coastal summer…dark secrets, heartache, a magnificent South Carolina setting, and a great love story."
—New York Times Bestselling Author Deborah Smith.

"Karen White's novel is as lush as the Lowcountry, where the characters' wounded souls come home to mend in unexpected and magical ways." 
—Patti Callahan Henry, award-winning author of Losing the Moon.

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