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Echoes of Family by Barbara Claypole White
"Claypole White’s gift is her ability to put us into the troubled minds of her characters in a way that helps us not only understand them but fall in love with them as well. We discover that while their minds may be different from ours, their hearts are the same."
—Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of Pretending to Dance
"White (The In-Between Hour, 2014) writes with zest, and her sensitive treatment of bipolar disorder will keep readers engaged."
"Echoes of Family is a riveting read from cover to cover and clearly showcases author Barbara Claypole White as a true master of the storytelling arts. Highly recommended and certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community library General Fiction collections."
—The Midwest Book Review
Marianne Stokes fled England at seventeen, spiraling into the manic depression that would become her shadow. She left behind secrets, memories, and tragedy: one teen dead, and her first love, Gabriel, badly injured. Three decades later she’s finally found peace in the North Carolina recording studio she runs with her husband, Darius, and her almost-daughter, Jade…until another fatality propels her back across the ocean to confront the long-buried past.
In her picturesque childhood village, the first person she meets is the last person she wants to see again: Gabriel. Now the village vicar, he takes her in without question, and ripples of what if reverberate through both their hearts. As Marianne’s mind unravels, Jade and Darius track her down. Tempers clash when everyone tries to help, but only by finding the courage to face her illness can Marianne heal herself and her offbeat family.
A Brit living in North Carolina, Barbara Claypole White writes hopeful family drama with a healthy dose of mental illness. Her debut novel, The Unfinishesd Garden, won the 2013 Golden Quill Contest for Best First Book, and The In-Between Hour was chosen by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance as a Winter 2014 Okra Pick. Her third novel, The Perfect Son, was a semifinalist in the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Fiction, and Echoes of Family launched in October 2016. For more information, or to connect with Barbara, visit www.barbaraclaypolewhite.com.