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Return to Tradd Street | [Karen White]

Return to Tradd Street

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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...

©2014 Karen White (P)2014 Recorded Books

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    Cheryl Munford, TN, United States 01-12-14
    Cheryl Munford, TN, United States 01-12-14
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    "Another great story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Return to Tradd Street to be better than the print version?

    I can't say, as I rarely have time to sit down to read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Return to Tradd Street?

    Of course, when Mellie agrees to marry Jack!


    Which character – as performed by Aimee Bruneau – was your favorite?

    Mellie


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sure


    Any additional comments?

    I have been waiting for the next book to come out for so long now. I've really enjoyed the others in the series. It did take me a bit to remember where the last book left off though since so much time has passed since I listened to it. I think I most enjoy these books because they are mysteries that intertwine gold ole' Southern history in its truest form with a light touch of romance. The narration is spot on.

    Recently, on a business trip to South Carolina I decided to drive to Charleston to see how much it differed from my childhood memories and those that I envisioned in the book series. Upon my first turn off of the main thoroughfare I found myself on Legare St. I couldn't believe it! What are the chances? It never occurred to me that those streets actually existed. It was amazing, but I didn't have an address and couldn't decide which of the many beautiful homes the stories would have referred to. Its for the best, must leave something for the imagination.

    I hope the author doesn't let so much time pass before the next one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Winter Apex, NC USA 01-12-14
    Gina Winter Apex, NC USA 01-12-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Satisfying addition to a fun series"
    What made the experience of listening to Return to Tradd Street the most enjoyable?

    Karen White does a great job mixing paranormal mystery and romance, and it was very satisfying to have some plot lines resolved while still leaving room for re-visiting Charleston and Tradd St. The characters are very enjoyable, although their emotions, actions, and reactions become a bit repetitive and therefore tedious. This is especially true of Melanie, although the author does her best to remind us that Melanie is in effect, trapped in adolescence.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The series makes you visualize and want to see Charleston. My husband and I spent several days there last summer, and I came home and listened to the entire series again, so I have eagerly been awaiting this one.


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

    Aimee Bruneau perfectly captures the voices of Wells' characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Absecon, NJ, United States 05-29-14
    Nancy Absecon, NJ, United States 05-29-14 Member Since 2006
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    "My favorite!!"

    I was delighted to find another book in the House on Tradd St. series! This one is my favorite so far! (and I hope Karen doesn't wait too long befoer writing another!) Suspenseful as always, I also found myself laughing out loud at times. It was delightful!!!!

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    funigrl1961 04-26-14
    funigrl1961 04-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Whole Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Return to Tradd Street the most enjoyable?

    One of the best series I've ever read. Loved the southern accents and the storyline. And it flowed wonderfully. A Must Read!!!


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    Casey's Mom 04-25-14
    Casey's Mom 04-25-14
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    "Very nice pay off"
    What did you love best about Return to Tradd Street?

    The 'pay off.' the conclusion to this series. When I got the first book on cds I didn't realize it was the first in a series and was very disappointed. This made the frustration with Melonie's overwhelming need to control everything worth it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ghost elements and mystery. That is was originally hooked me, along with Jack. Her mother was also very well done but I didn't find a character that wasn't well drawn.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were a few but was when Melonie realized a particular spread sheet would never work.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    That would need a spoiler alert.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MS Tacoma, WA, United States 04-18-14
    MS Tacoma, WA, United States 04-18-14 Member Since 2010

    I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!

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    "Excellent!"

    Melanie and Jack are at it again! And with the ghosts in the house, it makes it as interesting as all the other books that Karen White has published in this series! I love it when Karen leaves a cliff hanger at the end, so that the story can continue. Highly recommend. The narrator is great and I hope that Karen continues to use Aimee Bruneau. On pins and needles till the next chapter in the life of the Trenholm's. To quote Karen, "In other good news, there's a chance that the series could make it onto the small screen in a TV series in the near future". I'm so excited !!!

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    Sophia Richmond United States 04-12-14
    Sophia Richmond United States 04-12-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Definitely holds your interes"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Return to Tradd Street to be better than the print version?

    I really liked Aimee Bruneau's narration. I drive a great deal and I also listen to audible before I go to sleep. I would say this is better than the print version.


    What other book might you compare Return to Tradd Street to and why?

    This series reminds me almost of southern Gothic. I can't think of other books like this, but I can tell you I really enjoyed this. I just wish I knew to read Girl From Lagare Street before I read this one..


    What about Aimee Bruneau’s performance did you like?

    I loved her accent. She was spot on.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!!!!! I love this series. I have one more book to read from this author in my library.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I had known ahead of time to read The Girl From Lagare street before reading this one.

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