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Learning to Breathe
Setting: Louisiana
NAL, March 06, 2007
ISBN-10: 045122034X ISBN-13: 97-0451220349

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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 in bucolic Indianola, Louisiana surrounded by her four matchmaking sisters, running a nearly-bankrupt 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 a reluctant Brenna to reexamine her life and question everything she has told herself to be true. It isn't until a box of hidden World War II letters are unearthed and Brenna uncovers an ill-fated love story and a secret from her own past that Brenna realizes 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...

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"White creates a heartfelt story full of vibrant characters and emotion that leaves the reader satisfied yet hungry for more from this talented author."
-- Booklist

"Beautifully written, White's latest is full of emotional drama and well-crafted characters. Heartache and past tragedies are revealed in this one-of-a kind novel, which centers on newfound love and second chances."
~ 4 1/2 stars, RT BookReviews Magazine, TOP PICK!

"Karen White has gifted readers with another masterpiece, touching every emotion in her novel Learning to Breathe! White captures the essence of small town living and the nuances of family life, making all her characters leap from the pages...White adds another wonderful story to her fan's keeper shelves!"
~ Reader to Reader Reviews

"Once I picked up this book, it was hard to put down."
~Fresh Fiction

A lovely story of second chances, LEARNING TO BREATHE is dramatic and poignant and will leave few dry eyes. Passionately written, author Karen White has written about Southern charm and grace on every page. Life in small town Louisiana vividly comes to life, evoking visions of mint juleps and sweet tea on the gallery with family and friends.
--Contemporary Romance Writers

"All (of) Ms. White's novels reflect her superb storytelling style, but LEARNING TO BREATHE is perhaps the most emotionally charged tale of them all...This is a book that is bound to resonate with readers on many levels."
-- Romance Junkies

"LEARNING TO BREATHE is a passionate and often touching story and Karen White is an accomplished and insightful author who's definitely on the rise."
-- BookLoons Reviews

"LEARNING TO BREATHE is one of those stories where you savor every single word...[A] perfect 10."
-- Robin Lee, Romance Reviews Today

"White creates a heartfelt story full of vibrant characters and emotion that leaves the reader satisfied yet hungry for more from this talented author." -- BOOKLIST

"A wonderful tale of romance, sisterly love and community."
-- Armchair Reviews

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