Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Return to Tradd Street by Karen White



About the Book:

Facing her future as a single mother, psychic Realtor Melanie Middleton is determined to be strong and leave her past with writer Jack Trenholm behind her. But history has a tendency of catching up with Melanie, whether she likes it or not.…

Melanie is only going through the motions of living since refusing Jack’s marriage proposal. She misses him desperately, but her broken heart is the least of her problems. Despite an insistence that she can raise their child alone, Melanie is completely unprepared for motherhood, and she struggles to complete renovations on her house on Tradd Street before the baby arrives.

When Melanie is roused one night by the sound of a ghostly infant crying, she chooses to ignore it. She simply does not have the energy to deal with one more crisis. That is, until the remains of a newborn buried in an old christening gown are found hidden in the foundation of her house.

As the hauntings on Tradd Street slowly become more violent, Melanie decides to find out what caused the baby’s untimely death, uncovering the love, loss, and betrayal that color the house’s history—and threaten her claim of ownership. But can she seek Jack’s help without risking her heart? For in revealing the secrets of the past, Melanie also awakens the malevolent presence that has tried to keep the truth hidden for decades.…

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I was very excited to receive a package a few days ago from  Karen White! (She's the author I recently met at a dinner when she was here in New Orleans.) It was an ARC of Return to Tradd Street, the fourth installment of the Tradd Street mystery series which will be available in January 2014. If you enjoy a mix of mystery, ghostly pasts, and a spunky heroine, you'll love Karen White's books set in the gorgeous, sultry Charleston. Her writing is very charming and witty and lyrical --- perfect for a quiet autumn evening. 


The House on Tradd Street
The Girl on Legare Street
The Strangers on Montagu Street
Retun to Tradd Street


5 comments:

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I'm totally going to try this series based on your recommendation :-)

Nise' said...

Looking forward to this book! What a nice gift.

Joanne said...

Melissa -- You know I rarely read contemporaries, but I make the exception for writers like Karen White and Amanda Stevens. I hope you enjoy The Tradd Street mysteries --- light and fun with a touch of spook.

Nise - Hi, Nise! Long time no see! Hope you're doing well and still knocking out all those books every week. I don't know anyone who can devour books like you! :)

Tessa~ said...

I've loved Tradd Street. Thank you for this news.

Tessa~

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

This sounds like a great series. Thanks for your review.

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