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Carousel Beach

Carousel Beach

A Novel

Orly Konig

Forge Books


Orly's Konig's Carousel Beach is a powerful novel that untangles the secrets of love, heartbreak, and misunderstandings between three generations of women, perfect for summer beach reading and book clubs.

A cryptic letter on her grandmother’s grave and a mysterious inscription on a carousel horse leads artist Maya Brice to Hank Hauser, the ninety-year-old carver of the beloved carousel she has been hired to restore in time for its Fourth of July reopening in her Delaware beach town. Hank suffers from Alzheimer’s, but on his “better” days, Maya is enthralled by the stories of his career. On his “off” days, he mistakes her for her grandmother—his secret first love.

While stripping chipped layers of paint from the old horse and peeling layers of fragmented memories from the old man, Maya untangles the intertwined secrets of love, heartbreak, and misunderstandings between three generations of strong willed women.


Everyone has secrets. Some are selfish, some necessary, but all have the potential to shred lives.

I should know. For the past year, I’ve been marinating two secrets. I don’t know anymore if I spun them to protect...

Praise for Carousel Beach

"A heartfelt family drama that spans three generations."--Library Journal

"This captivating novel has all the ingredients for the perfect beach read or a lively book club
discussion, leaving readers with a tear in their eye and a smile in their heart."--RT Bookreviews (Top Pick!)

Praise for The Distance Home

“Secrets, betrayals, and compelling human and equine characters abound in this absorbing and heartfelt novel about one woman’s difficult journey toward forgiveness.”—Meg Donohue, USA Today bestselling author

“Konig beautifully captures the peace of being with horses, and how fragile that peace can be.”—Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author

“A lovely and evocative story . . . moving easily from past to present, and weaving the two seamlessly, Konig’s writing is captivating from beginning to end.”—Shelley Noble, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


Reviews from Goodreads

Orly Konig

After years in the corporate world (most of it in the space industry), ORLY KONIG took a leap into the creative world of fiction. She is the founding president of the Womens Fiction Writers Association and an active member of the Writers in the Storm blog. She lives in Maryland with her family. The Secrets We Spin is her second novel.

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