Friday, May 2, 2014
Patty Pick for 5/1/14 is "Return to Tradd Street" by Karen White
Karen White has a way to pull you right into her characters. She also
writes about South Carolina and places we all love. I love to read books
from writers who place their stories in North and South Carolina. "Return
to Tradd Street" takes place in Charleston, South Carolina with all it's
inherent ghosts and old money. That is what makes this book good!
"Return to Tradd Street" is Karen White's fourth book in this wonderful
series. They all read well separately but if you are like me you love to
read them in sequence. Melanie Middleton is quite the busy realtor,
not only selling houses but ridding them on their ghosts it seems.
As we return to Tradd Street, we find Melanie struggling to restore or really maintain the house she inherited from Nevin Vanderhorst. Melanie finds
out she is pregnant and turns down the proposal of Jack Trenholm.
While this is taking place the contractor fixing her houses' foundation
finds the remains of an infant buried there. As Melanie and her mother
try to use their "special" skills to figure out the mystery the ghosts seem
ready to push her out of the house.
Needless to say, this book again delivers in the true Southern fashion -
love, history, drama and a few ghosts rolled together to make it interesting.
Karen White is a consistently good storyteller. Don't miss this opportunity to find out the next chapter in the Tradd Street Series.