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.
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.
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
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.
Early adopter, longtime listener, bookhungry.
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.
This book was really good. I will probably listen to it again. I sure hope Audible gets the next one in the series.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Both Audio and print were great.
A semi-believable Ghost story.
Her voice and the different characters' voices don't annoy me like many female performing voices do...and I'm a female!
Loved the fact that the street names/stores and even sir names are legitimate here in Charleston.
I have recommended this book to all my friends. I teach middle school Language Arts. We talk about characteristics of Southern Gothic all the time. (I realize this does not fit entirely into this genre). My husband and I go to Charleston frequently.
I loved the history of the old house. The characters were well flushed out.
Melanie Middleton. There wasn't enough description of Jack to know his entire personality.
Yes, or I sure tried.
It would be interesting to perhaps write from Jacks perspective, or maybe from one of the other characters (after you've read Return to Tradd Street.) if you've read this, read Th e Girl from Lagare Street and THEN Return to Tradd Street. Happy reading.
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