Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Return to Tradd Street

Idgie Says:
Karen claims this is her last book in the Tradd Street series, which means I now have to go to her house, camp out on her lawn and refuse to leave until she changes her mind. 

Her characters are so likable and human, (finally, a woman who doesn't think being pregnant is a beautiful glowy thing) and the ghost stories so gripping that I could turn this into a series I would read for years.  

Karen, are you listening?  :)

This story surrounds Melanie, my paper twin. She's over-organized, tries to schedule her whole day... and life... then finds herself pregnant at 40..... with twins.   And she's NOT thrilled about giving up wine, coffee and grease.  Yep, my twin!

On top of this she's got a very hot author who wants to marry her and take care of the babies, a hot detective that doesn't care she's hugely  pregnant with someone else's twins, a loving family, a giant ramshackle home in Charleston..........and a whole pile of ghosts - a few of them apparently very ticked off about something.  

Did I mention one ghost appears to be a crying baby?  


Author: Karen White
Penguin/New American Library
ISBN 978-0451240590
On Sale January 7, 2014


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.…