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The House On Tradd Street | [Karen White]

The House On Tradd Street

Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.
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Publisher's Summary

Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

Enter Jack Trenholm, agorgeous writer obsessed with unresolved mysteries. He has no reason to believe that diamonds from the Confederate Treasury are hidden in the house. So he turns the charm on with Melanie, only to discover he's the smitten one...It turns out Jack's search has caught the attention of a malevolent ghost. Now, Jack and Melanie must unravel a mystery of passion, heartbreak - and even murder.

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 reading, singing, scrapbooking, carpooling children and avoiding cooking.

©2008 Karen White; (P)2008 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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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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    "Great story set in the south!"

    I read in previous reviews about the narrator being bad, she isnt bad, she just speaks kinda slow, and takes alot of odd pauses. Still, the book is totally worth it. The characters are very good and likeable, there is good imagery of Charleston, and I enjoyed the plot and I was extremely excited to find out what was going to happen in the end, I wasnt disappointed. I typically enjoy books about the South, which is why I purchased this book, I would definitely recommend it.

    I have purchased the follow up to the series.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 10-21-14
    Linda 10-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Light, romantic with paranormal intrigue"

    This is a fun, romantic book with a paranormal case to unravel and reveal. Good narration and not too dark. I have the rest of the series in my wish list for the future paranormal need less the nightmares. Go for it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Sippel San Jose, CA United States 08-04-14
    R. Sippel San Jose, CA United States 08-04-14 Member Since 2007

    Chef

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    "Not my cup of sweet tea"

    I liked the concept of the book but I didn't like Melanie. I was annoyed and frustrated with the bossy, coy southern bell that doesn't like dogs and yet gets annoyed that someone gives her inherited dog some toys! I didn't like the fact that she specialized in selling old homes and yet hates everything not modern.
    I would put this book in the young romance section, a predictable story, no curse words, romance?....a couple of kisses and sleeping on the couch, oh hum.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 05-02-13
    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 05-02-13 Member Since 2008

    I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.

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    "Good enough ghost story"

    The plot line on this is past obvious but it managed to take some interesting spins in the details. I did not enjoy the southern aspects of this book. It was more about attitude than accent. It's premises about ghosts are quite good. And it's a house I would love to visit, just from the descriptions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marina 07-29-11
    Marina 07-29-11 Member Since 2005

    Early adopter, longtime listener, bookhungry.

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    "Sadd"

    Sorry, I wanted to like this, but it's just too badly written. It's frustrating, because the subject is interesting and the reader is very good, but it's a romance novel and there's no meat on the bones, it's just sappy. Dang.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 03-27-11
    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 03-27-11 Member Since 2012
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    This book was really good. I will probably listen to it again. I sure hope Audible gets the next one in the series.

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    Mysticalsister San Francisco, CA, United States 06-11-09
    Mysticalsister San Francisco, CA, United States 06-11-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Slow to grab me"

    but I have to say, I liked it once I got used to the southern accent (was that real?), and the southern bell mentality of the self-loathing main character. The male characters were great, as was the premise. I'd check out Karen White again. I think she has something interesting to say and I suspect her next book will be even better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly Las Vegas, NV, USA 07-09-09
    Beverly Las Vegas, NV, USA 07-09-09 Member Since 2005
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    "One of my favorites"

    I had this book in my library for quite a while before listening to it, but I'm so glad I did. This one will have to go on my top 10 list. The author appears to have left the story open enough to write a sequel. I certainly hope so!
    This story has many faces that don't overpower each other. There is a little bit of supernatural mixed with mystery and romance.

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    Charlotte Smith 05-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this book!"

    I couldn't stop listening to this book! Amazing! Mystery, romance without smut! Makes me want to return to Charleston!

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    suzebo Peru, Indiana 12-27-14
    suzebo Peru, Indiana 12-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not that crazy about heroine"
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    Melanie spends the majority of the book lying to everyone about seeing ghosts then gets all bent out of shape when she finds out Jack wasn't completely up front with her about his objectives. In addition, she has the poor taste to become involved with obviously-sleazy Mark while making Jack keep his distance and ignoring all warning signs about sleazo's motives. I haven't finished it yet and keep hoping she'll get smarter eventually. Maybe Mark will turn out to be wonderful but, at this point, I have my doubts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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