A this sequel to The House on Tradd Street.
When Melanie Middleton was seven years old, her mother, Ginnette, left home, abandoning her husband and her daughter. Now, nearly 33 years later, Ginnette has returned to Charleston, South Carolina, to confront her past and make amends with the daughter she left behind. Melanie is less than thrilled when her mother reappears in her life and asks for her help in buying back the family home. But before she can slam the door in her mother's face, Ginnette tells her it was a premonition that brought her back - a premonition involving old family secrets and a malevolent presence. It has come for Melanie, and to fight it, they will have to stand together.
Karen White, author of 10 award-winning novels, is a graduate of Tulane University and the American School in London. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and two children. When not writing, she spends her time rewading, singing, scrapbooking, carpooling children and avoiding cooking. Aimee Bruneau is an actor, director, professor and student of theater. She earned her MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater. Aimee has been telling tales in Seattle for more than a decade. She has also worked for theaters in Chicago, San Francisco, Savannah, and in Southern France.
©2010 Karen White; (P)2010 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Happiness is a good book!
well, the first book was awesome, so I waited on this one too, it was boring as heck. I was all set to love it. All the characters changed, some that were strong were made to appear weak, wth?
A lot of reviews do not like this lead character, but she is kind of an administrative and organizational geek, so her lack of social development is not as surprising as it might be. It was mentioned that she grew up with an alcoholic father, and that, along with her mother's desertion, made exacting control over as many situations as possible, pretty normal. She felt that she was aging, so early far-sightedness might be kind of an irritant. The real estate sales business puts a premium on attractiveness, as does the culture of southern womanhood, so, wearing glasses might not fit in with those concepts. She also tried to control her interactions with Jack. There was no evidence that she was comfortable interacting with men, or, in fact, trusts them, a probable outcome of her father's disease. She was not fun, but, I think, was an interestingly developed character.
It was a good story line. Narration is a bit dull but fits the main character. I thought Sophie's character adds comedy to the drawn out plot. I really like Sophie and Chad. You can almost see their cuteness.
Great Ghost Story.
I've read all of the other books with Melany Middleton.
I've listened to all of Karen White's books with Aime Bruneau. I wish she would do more!
Melany Middleton or Jeannette. Rebecca got on my nerves.
I wish I'd known earlier these books probably should be read in order. I read return to Tradd Street as the SECOND book. Spoiler! ugh, now I know the ending.. :)
Retired RN High end of middle age or short end of old age! Adore Christian fiction, sci-fi fantasy, and mysteries.
Relax and enjoy
Enough of a plot to keep my interest, not so deep that I couldn't follow the book while doing home chores.
Apples and oranges. She does a good joy of narration without sounding silly. Her voice is clear with the right amount of expression.
My opinions are the same for the three "street" books.
Wonderfully written and the performance was stellar! The story line was unpredictable which made it fun.
When the fireplace wall was opened up and the secret room was revealed.
No, but going forward, I will look for books narrated by her.
Jack, because he was intriguing!
Loved the book and the mystery and humor... can't wait to listen to the next.
Couldn't get enough of it, some things may have been a bit predictible, but loved it anyways!
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