Title: Flight Patterns
Author: Karen White
Publish Date: May 24, 2016
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Georgia Chambers has
spent her life sifting through other people’s pasts while trying to
forget her own. But then her work as an expert of fine china—especially
of Limoges—requires her to return to the one place she swore she’d never
It’s been thirteen years since Georgia left her
family home on the coast of Florida, and nothing much has changed,
except that there are fewer oysters and more tourists. She finds solace
seeing her grandfather still toiling away in the apiary where she spent
much of her childhood, but encountering her estranged mother and sister
leaves her rattled.
Seeing them after all this time makes
Georgia realize that something has been missing—and unless she finds a
way to heal these rifts, she will forever be living vicariously through
other people’s remnants. To embrace her own life—mistakes and all—she
will have to find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past and the
secrets she was forced to keep..."
My Two Cents:
In "Flight Patterns,"
Georgia is forced to go back home, a place she never wanted to go back
to, for her work. She is an expert in old China and when James, a
client, turns up with a hard-to-find limited edition Limoges piece,
Georgia knows that she has seen the pattern before in the house she grew
up in. Committed to finding out where the china came from, Georgia goes
home, bringing James along for the ride. Georgia eventually realizes
that you can never outrun the past no matter how hard you try.
is the perfect kind of book for when you want to get lost in a story.
The author is a master world builder and I found myself quickly engulfed
in Georgia's world. Between the setting and the great characters, it
was easy to get lost in this book. Georgia is a great character! She has
gotten so used to hiding from her past that when she is suddenly
confronted with it, she doesn't know what to do at first. I certainly
felt for her plight! We get to see as Georgia begins to realize that the
way she thought things were between her and her family may not reflect
reality. As she comes to terms with her past, readers will be cheering
There is a romantic story line in the book that I ate
up. Georgia and James eventually start falling for each other. At first
they seem to be clinging to each other out of grief but it turns into
something else throughout the book. This is the happy kind of romance
that had me curling my toes with happiness.
This is the second
book that I have read by Karen White and it certainly will not be the
last. I love the detail that she brings into her books. I don't know
anything about china whatsoever and I loved the way that the detail
about different companies and patterns was brought into the book. This
was a good read!