The In-Between Hour, Reviews


“Barbara Claypole White has created a tender and emotionally-charged novel in The In-Between Hour. Her multifaceted, flawed characters, each with their own wounded heart, are carefully drawn. Ms. White depicts the North Carolina mountain setting with an evocative sense of place, creating a perfect backdrop for this story of life, survival and, ultimately, of love that transcends all.”
Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Time Between

“White’s beautifully crafted novel demonstrates how two broken souls can find peace for themselves and their loved ones.”

“A powerful story of love, loss, and family. The In-Between Hour will touch you, move you, and keep you turning pages long into the night.”
Brenda Janowitz, author of Recipe For A Happy Life

“A stunning portrayal of love between parent and child and of how roles grow, evolve and transcend loss and age. White’s gift with words is quickly making her one of my favorite authors.”
Priscille Sibley, author of The Promise of Stardust

“Unique characters and realistic dialogue make this fast-paced story fully engrossing. The portrayal of a character with Alzheimer’s disease is particularly poignant. The setting comes to life with great descriptions of the Occoneechee Mountain area of North Carolina.”
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“The In-Between Hour is the gloaming, the small part of the day after the sun has gone down where anything seems possible, and a perfect title for White’s book that deals with loveable but damaged characters that seem to give up but also look for hope in the beautiful setting of this story. As the drama unfolds readers are drawn into all of their lives and even at the lowest times there is still a faint shimmer of hope that all is not lost. This is my first novel by White but I will make a point to read anything she writes.”

“A beautiful combination of story and characters make The In-Between Hour a captivating read about the deepest emotions the word family evokes. Barbara Claypole White writes with a fluidity that draws you in, telling a tale that stays with you long after turning the last page.”
Laura Spinella, author of Perfect Timing

“The In-Between Hour is a heartwarming story of grief and the desire to save the people you love even when you can’t save yourself. Barbara Claypole White writes exquisitely and creates characters that capture your heart. I loved it!”
Anita Hughes, author of Lake Como

“Here is a beautiful, smart love story that will have you burning dinner or the midnight oil to read one more chapter. Barbara Claypole White is clearly creating her own pantheon of crazy sexy men and the women who were born to love them. You won’t soon forget the magic of The In-Between Hour.”
Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine, New York Times Book Review Notable Book 2012

“In The In-Between Hour Barbara Claypole White’s elegant prose paints a vivid portrait of multi-generational families, unlikely friendships, crushing loss and binding love. The In-Between Hour breaks your heart and mends it at the same time.”
Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Glass Wives

“The In-Between Hour is a touching, beautifully written novel of loss and hope that had me captivated from the first sentence until the last. Talented author Barbara Claypole White has crafted a cast of characters who are so genuine, so very human that they’ll live in your memory as if they were your neighbors, your friends, your loved ones… Don’t miss this insightful and moving story!”
Marilyn Brant, USA Today bestselling author

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