The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street #1)
Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. A man she recently met died, leaving his historic Tradd Street home; complete with a dog and family of ghosts anxious to tell their secrets.
Jack Trenholm, a gorgeous writer obsessed with unsolved mysteries, has ...more
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Pewter reflections of scarlet hibiscus colored the dirt-smudged windows of the old house, like happy memories of youth trapped inside the shell of an old man. The broken pediments... And there are immediate intimations of Dark Family Secrets, parental abandonment, etc that have left our protagonists alone, rootless, approaching middle age.
But this fear was unfounded. Literary pretensions exhausted, White quic ...more
And by my own self, which really embitters me.
I had to buy a new (used) car at the end of October. I couldn't afford to get my beloved vehicle fixed again so car payments it is. I'm still pretty upset about it all. My new (used) car is a 2001 VW, one previous owner, upgraded with many whistles and bells, including a 6-disc CD changer.
In the trunk.
Because that's how they did it back then.
So let me paint you a picture: Once upon a time, I used to pop CDs into my in-dash ...more
This year I have made some changes to my reading habits by cutting back on review copies, which can introduce me to new authors and genres, but can also cause me to miss out on some really good books, too.
Karen White is one of those authors that I have been missing out on and so I decided to get with the program and check out a few of her novels.
This book is the first in a four book series, set in Charleston, South Carolina.
Mellie is a Modern Woman with daddy issues (alcoholic ne'er-do-well) AND mommy issues (abandonment).
Also, she happens to see/communicate with ghosts, in a consistent and improbable way (conversations).
Also, she sells old houses, even though old houses make her want to retch from the layers of ghost droppings, and she cannot even touch an old ...more
I signed up for White's mailing list, F ...more
There were things I both liked and didn't like about the book. Liked that it was set in Charleston, in an area that is within a block of where javaczuk works. And that the two main houses mentioned were on streets I'm really fam ...more
Melanie Middleton is a no-nonsense real estate agent who just happens to see ghosts. Melanie has always managed to push her unusual ability aside until the day she inherits a dilapidated old house from an old man she barely knew. All of sudden, Melanie becomes the center of attention not only from a gorgeous writer obsessed with old mysteries and a wealthy tycoon with connections to the house, but from a pair of spirits who may or may not have malevolent intention ...more
Through all of that, White managed to create characters that are dee ...more
Where to start?
First: editor. Is it that difficult or expensive to find one? The book is full of inconsistencies like drinks changing from one minute to the next or they being in the car and next line somewhere else.
And she complains about losing sight, (in a word she can’t see an elephant if it steps on her toe) but refuses to wear glasses. Still, that’s not a problem to read all kind of letters, diaries and articles.
I won’t commen ...more
The main character Melanie 'Mellie' Middleton is a real-estate agent in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The only catch is that she hates showing the houses in the older district of town because of the invisible 'guests' that come with them. She sees ghosts as hard as she tries to deny, there's just no escaping it. Along with Jack Trenholm, a handsome writer of historical mysteries, s ...more
After finishing the book, I did a little research on other books that she had previously written. ...more
The main character: A repressed, uptight workaholic.
Main character's best friend: A carefree hippie who tries to loosen main character up.
Possible love interest: Charming, handsome rogue fond of making innuendoes. Main charac ...more
This is a light mystery, and in some ways an adventure. I enjoyed the attention to detail. We follow Melanie Middleton, a woman who hates historical homes bc she has the gift - to her a burden- of seeing ghosts. I really enjoyed how ghosts were handled in this book as to me, this is a realistic portrayal of paranormal and it was not unbelievable or fa ...more
Nếu cái bìa sách không quá xấu và bản dịch không đến nỗi khiến cho một kẻ ngoại đạo về ngoại ngữ như tôi còn cảm thấy quá thô thì chắc số sao sẽ chạm được tới con số 3.5.
Tôi còn nhớ khi chị tôi đã tag tôi vào một bài viết trên facebook có kể sơ lược qua nội dung sách (hoặc là phim, có phim thì phải), và tôi gần như bị hút hồn bởi cái nội dung của nó cho dù cái bìa xấu hoắc. Vậy nên khi thấy sách trên tiki, tôi quả thực đã rơi vào trạng thái "mua không cần hỏi". Mặc kệ giá nó thì phả ...more
Melanie Middleton is 39, single, and a little OCD...but she can also see dead people. Which makes her job as a real estate agent in historic Charleston, S.C. a bit challenging at times. When she gets called to meet with the old man who owns the house at 55 Tradd Street, she believes she's just taking on another crumb ...more
There were a few, though very few weak moments for me. It took me a little while to get into the first chapt ...more
First off--great mystery. She crafts a tight and creative plot. The plot kept me reading and engaged, but the characters just seemed flat...I cared about the mystery, but never the characters.
White clearly thinks the south is superior to the north, and I really just wanted to say, "hey the war is OVER." I felt this bias got in the way of the charac ...more
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