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The Girl on Legare Street | [Karen White]

The Girl on Legare Street

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.
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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.

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    Kathy New Mexico 01-28-10
    Kathy New Mexico 01-28-10 Member Since 2007

    Kathy

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    "Believable Paranormal Ghostly Story"

    Despite what some various reviews have said, I enjoyed this novel just as much as the first one. Yes, the the female protagonist is prissy, yes, there is predictability but it still was fun to see how the mystery unravelled and yes, I guessed at a few additional plot twists.

    BUT, reflecting back on it I really am amazed at how well Karen White made me suspend reality to think the ghosts and psychic abilities of several characters exist. So much so, I expect the ghosts to materialize.

    As I said about the The House on Tradd Street, I like the narrator. She keeps the characters clear enough to distinquish and her characterization of Melanie fits! I feel like I am back home again with the somewhat exaggerated accents.

    If you are interested in the book I recommend you read Tradd Street first because it lays the groundwork for the characters although I think Legare Street will stand alone ok.

    If you're not especially picky, I think the story is light-hearted reading and fun. Go for it!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    S. Sarabasha West Danby, NY USA 07-12-10
    S. Sarabasha West Danby, NY USA 07-12-10 Member Since 2008

    patient heart

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    "disappointing"

    The House on Tradd Street led me to believe this book would either be as good or better. I found myself really disliking our heroine but liking the folks around her. I don't care to read or listen to books where the main character does not grow or become likeable.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Napagal florida 11-04-10
    Napagal florida 11-04-10 Member Since 2008

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    "I am embarrassed that I listened to this"

    This main character "Melly" is beyond obnoxius, why I continued to listen to this ridiculous banter, I don't know, I had along trip and nothing else on my ipod, but this one was horrible.

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    Heidi Napa, CA, United States 04-21-10
    Heidi Napa, CA, United States 04-21-10 Member Since 2007
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    "I loved it, more than the 1st in the series!!!"

    I listened to Tradd Street and gave it a good review, and was hoping this book would be as good. It was better. I know, hard to believe, but I actually liked this book better than the first. I highly recommend reading Tradd Street first, but this is a great sequel.

    I loved the characters again, and they definitely had more depth in this book, and there is one main character you love to hate. The ghosts are almost believable, and I am looking forward to the next book. YES, there is a next book; I was so intrigued by this book being better than the first that I looked up the author, Karen White. She is writing another "Tradd St" book.

    I think I will try another one of her books and see if they are as good.

    I highly recommend this series.

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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 11-09-10
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 11-09-10
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    "I loved parts of it....hated the rest"

    I loved the first book, THE HOUSE ON TRADD STREET, this one got lost. Even some of the characters changed, like the main charachters dad, he was so strong and forceful in the first book and in this one...he was weak and bossed around a bit. I loved the idea of the book but something was missing, I didnt like any of the characters, could not identify with them at all! I waited so long for this sequel that I could just cry at how it turned out.

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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 02-24-11
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 02-24-11 Listener Since 2007

    Happiness is a good book!

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    "ho hum"

    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?

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    Linda Colebrook, NH, United States 09-27-13
    Linda Colebrook, NH, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Tried Twice"

    Tried listening to it once, gave up on it quickly then after tried again when I had no more books left to read but gave up again. I did try to like it. The paranormal didn't bother me, it was to my mind a limpid story. Reader's accent was a bit too much also.

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    Moe Streetsville, Ontario, Canada 05-31-13
    Moe Streetsville, Ontario, Canada 05-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    I found the second book a bit better than the first. However, I find the narrator a bit lack luster.

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    mrrn michigan 04-25-13
    mrrn michigan 04-25-13 Member Since 2010

    Retired RN High end of middle age or short end of old age! Adore Christian fiction, sci-fi fantasy, and mysteries.

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    What did you love best about The Girl on Legare Street?

    Relax and enjoy


    What did you like best about this story?

    Enough of a plot to keep my interest, not so deep that I couldn't follow the book while doing home chores.


    What does Aimee Bruneau bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Apples and oranges. She does a good joy of narration without sounding silly. Her voice is clear with the right amount of expression.


    Any additional comments?

    My opinions are the same for the three "street" books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Moneta, VA, United States 03-18-13
    Debbie Moneta, VA, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl on Legare Street the most enjoyable?

    Wonderfully written and the performance was stellar! The story line was unpredictable which made it fun.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl on Legare Street?

    When the fireplace wall was opened up and the secret room was revealed.


    Have you listened to any of Aimee Bruneau’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but going forward, I will look for books narrated by her.


    If you could take any character from The Girl on Legare Street out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Jack, because he was intriguing!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book and the mystery and humor... can't wait to listen to the next.

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