Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street - Review

Idgie Says:

This is Book 6 in the series and am I happy to hear that a Book 7 is planned because this has a huge cliffhanger at the end that left me slack-jawed.  

On to other news, this is a hearty sized novel that brings back all the characters.  I'm happy to say they are all nicely fleshed out for this book in the series.  I did feel that the main characters were not as well represented as usual in Book 5, so it was a relief to have them all back. 

Mysterious possible hidden treasures are still being sought, malignant spirits continue to try to harm Mellie and clan, while other helpful spirits chuck hints at their heads. 

Meanwhile, Mellie becomes more jealous toward her newly found sister as she feels that the family welcomes Jayne's help and advice more than hers.   I have to admit that in regards to that, given Melanie's sometimes over the top personality, I understand them leaning more toward Jayne.  

So now as I'm invested deeply in the story and that cliffhanger, I can only hope that Karen continues to be as prolific in her writing as she has been in the past.  I received this book in April and certainly don't want to wait another year to find out what happens! 



About The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street

The Christmas spirit is overtaking Tradd Street with a vengeance in this festive new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Karen White.

Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy—after all, it’s only the second Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin toddlers. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. Local students are thrilled by the possibility of unearthing more Colonial-era artifacts at the cistern, but Melanie is concerned by the ghosts connected to it that have suddenly invaded her life and her house—and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer….

And these relics aren’t the only precious artifacts for which people are searching. A past adversary is convinced there is a long-lost Revolutionary War treasure buried somewhere on the property Melanie inherited—untold riches rumored to have been brought over from France by the Marquis de Lafayette himself and intended to help the Colonial war effort. It’s a treasure literally fit for a king, and there have been whispers throughout history that many have already killed—and died—for it. And now someone will stop at nothing to possess it—even if it means destroying everything Melanie and Jack hold dear.

  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (October 22, 2019)
  • Publication Date: October 22, 2019
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC