January 24, 2014
Happy New Year!
It's no secret that I'm not a fan of winter, and that I spend most of the colder months huddled in a fluffy pink hoodie footie, much to my family's horror. But there are good things about winter, too. Blazing fires, hot soup, and an excuse to curl up in a favorite chair with a mug of hot tea, a good book, and a fluffy dog. Ah, bliss!
January 7th saw the release of the fourth and final book in the Tradd Street series--RETURN TO TRADD STREET. It debuted at #6 on the New York Times bestseller list---so thank you to my readers and booksellers--you rock!! I will miss Melanie, Jack, Nola, and the rest of the characters from these books and it was very bittersweet writing this last installment. There are no plans at present for more books in this series, but never say never!
To celebrate the release of RETURN TO TRADD STREET, I'm having a contest to win an autographed cookbook by the famous Charleston chefs the Lee Brothers! Drawings will be January 31st and February 28th. Check it out here to enter.
In addition to RETURN TO TRADD STREET, I will have two more books published this year: out in June, A LONG TIME GONE, set in the Mississippi Delta, and in July, GRAND CENTRAL--an anthology with nine other authors. It will be a very busy year!
For those of you who've written to me about my first two novels which have been out of print for the last decade, I'm very happy to announce that updated editions of IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON and WHISPERS OF GOODBYE will both be published in 2015. Stay tuned for the new cover reveals here and on my Facebook page.
Enjoy the cooler weather, and may you find time to sit by a roaring fire with a good book. I know I will. :-)
Until next time, happy reading!
January 7, 2014 at a bookstore near you or your favorite online bookseller.
About RETURN TO TRADD STREET
Penguin/New American Library
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On Sale January 7, 2014
BOOK 4 in the TRADD STREET SERIES!
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.…
4 1/2 stars--TOP PICK!
"White's iconic Southern fiction with a woo-woo twist is superb."
—RT Book Reviews
"Madcap paranormal, historical mystery, and small-town romance complete with all the requisite quirky side characters collide in the latest and apparently final installment in White’s Tradd Street series."
"White is a good writer and carries an intriguing story smoothly forward...an interesting, engaging read."
"Return to Tradd Street is a book with the right combination of chills, thrills and romance...Karen White saved the best of this series until last and her readers reap the benefits." —Jackie Cooper, The Huffington Post
"RETURN TO TRADD STREET will leave you with a wonderful taste of Southern hospitality while also craving more of these delightful characters."