Karen White's atmospheric writing places the reader exactly there On Folly Beach amid the dunes and grasses and washing waves with bits of ocean glass deposited along the water line and the sound of gulls screeching overhead in their flight. A magical spirit wafts through the story as the readers learn about the current residents of Folly Beach, SC, in 2009 and the parallel lives of the inhabitants in 1943. Unlike some tomes with the time shifts, this story flows beautifully while giving the reader a sense of "the past is prolong". I was completely enchanted by this story and finished with a warm, affectionate feeling for the people on Folly Beach. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy being enraptured in time and place.