The House on Tradd Street
Tradd Street series, Book 1
Setting: Charleston, SC
NAL, February 04, 2008
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Karen White has won rave reviews for crafting a “powerfully emotional blend of family secrets, Low Country lore, and love.”
In her brand-new series, she returns to South Carolina and adds some magic and mystery to her well-loved mix…
Practical-minded Charleston realtor Melanie Middleton hates to admit that she can see ghosts—even to herself. But now she’s going to have to accept it. Because an old man she met only days ago has died, leaving Melanie his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog—and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her something…
Enter Jack Trenholm, a gorgeous writer obsessed with unsolved mysteries. He has reason to believe that some diamonds that went missing from the Confederate Treasury a century ago are hidden in Melanie’s new home. So he decides to turn the charm on with the new tenant, only to discover that he’s suddenly the smitten one...
But it turns out that Jack’s search has caught the attention of a possibly malevolent ghostly presence. Now, Jack and Melanie must unravel a mystery of passion, heartbreak, and even murder. And they must hurry, for an evil force—either dead or alive—lies in wait…
"Engaging...White skillfully balances her tale at the meeting point of romance, mystery and ghost story...A fun and satisfying read."
All the elements of a page-turner...Writer Karen White manages to weave a believable thread of supernatural into her intricate tapestry of history, loss, and redemption."
—Southern Living Magazine, February 2009.
"White delivers funny characters, a solid plot and an interesting twist in this novel about the South and its antebellum history."
—RT BOOKreviews magazine
"Brilliant and engrossing...a rare gem...Exquisitely told, rich in descriptions, and filled with multi-faceted characters..."
—The Book Connection
"I loved this book! It was one of those that you struggle against putting down as the pages fly by. Karen White is an extremely talented and colorful writer with tons of imagination. If you are not a believer of paranormal, you will be after reading this novel."
"The sights and smells of the old house, along with excellent dialogue and good pacing add up to a wonderful mysterious and ghostly tale."
—Marilyn Heyman, Romance Reviews Today