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Return to Palm Court

(Isle of Palms Suspense #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Brittany Nelson returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry to help her sister, Blake, run the family bed and breakfast and care for her three-year-old niece. Soon after, strange occurrences begin taking place. Brittany can't shake the feeling that the ghosts of her family's past haven't been laid to rest, after all. As she works to unravel how this is possible, she finds her ...more
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Published May 4th 2021 by Amazon Digital Services
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Lena H.
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Brittany returns to her sister’s home in South Carolina to help out with her niece and the B & B that her sister, Blake, and brother-in-law run out of their home in Isle of Palms. Things immediately go awry when Blake’s violent ex-fiancé returns to haunt her. The sisters are flung into a battle to save everything they love.

I’m a huge supporter of independent artists and this book is a prime example of why. The author does a great job of creating interesting scenes and weaving scenarios that beg
Rachel Brock
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. I am deaf & it was so refreshing to see a main character that I can identify with. I liked the fact that it touched on how she communicated without turning the book into a medical textbook on her background. It gave viewers a glimpse into the deaf community that may have never been previously exposed to it. Also, it does show Brittany Nelson in a relatable context, meaning that she is just like anyone else out there regardless of her hearing status. It was a v ...more
May 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Return to Palm court exceeded my expectations and left me want it more! Brittany lost her hearing as a child but didn’t let it stop her from doing anything. She returns home to help her sister Blake and take care of her niece. When a ghost from the past returns with even more evil in mind these sisters will stop at nothing until it’s gone for good. But Parker will not let go and this time he has help. Will these sisters be able to get rid of him before all they hold dear is taken away or worse? ...more
Kelly Stone Cramer
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Stephanie Edwards has done it again!!! She created a nail-biting suspense page-turner with characters you rooted for and characters you loved to hate. All this on top of a unique supernatural story that kept me up at night reading. All I can say is that I want more. There were some fun twists and turns and a lot of southern charm - in true form for Stephanie's style. I look forward to more in this series. Bravo! ...more
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in Stephanie Edwards' Isle of Palms Suspense series. In fact, I read it in one sitting because it held my attention so well. The suspense aspect, the quirks of the characters, the unexpected turns, and Stephanie's clean, crisp writing were appealing. This is a good book to enjoy while sitting in the sun on a beach, on your backyard patio, or cozied up in your reading nook with a big cup of coffee. ...more
LeeAnn Large
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Isle of Palms series is a suspenseful, fun read that I read in one sitting! Stephanie's writing made me feel connected to the characters and like I was present in all of her wonderfully, descriptive settings! Lots of thrilling and unexpected twists and turns! ...more
John Miller
May 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry, perhaps to a degree surpassed only by the larger cities of Savannah and New Orleans, is known for its rich tradition of ghost stories. In her novel “Return to Palm Court,” Stephanie Edwards gives this tradition an unusual twist by making a deaf woman, Brittany Nelson, the main character. It took a while for me to realize that this is actually the second book in a series, but after many references to Parker, the evil spirit’s exploits I worked it out. ...more
Christy  Martin
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am always amazed by imaginative works and especially those of new writers. In this second installment of the "Palm Court" series Stephanie Edwards, the author showcases her imagination by bringing back the ghost and intrigue from the first novel with the addition of some new characters and more depth to some of the existing personalities. . I loved the freshness of "The Haunting on Palm Court. That freshness remains in this second installment with new romance but the same beautiful setting in ...more
May 02, 2021 rated it liked it
With characters that are fun to get to know and an interesting and unique plot, this book was a good read. Brittany Nelson and her sister Blake are able to see and communicate with ghosts and in this book, they are dealing with a former fiancé of Blake’s who has nothing but evil intentions and vengeance in mind. Although I am not a fan of books with ghosts in them, this was a quick read and the getting to know the characters made it a fun read. I enjoyed the sisters’ relationship and their intui ...more
When Brittany Nelson had lost her hearing as a toddler, her parents vowed they’d do everything so she could have a normal life. When she graduated her family couldn’t have been more proud. When Brittany decided to go to the Isle of Palms to help her sister Blake and husband Clint with the B&B, plus help take care of their three year old daughter Macy, Brittany had no idea what was ahead of them all.

When sudden strange occurrences started happening, Brittany had a strange feeling and when she re
This is book two in the Isle of Palms Suspense series. Brittany Nelson lost her hearing as a toddler and her family raised her to be a strong independent woman. After graduate school she returns to South Carolina to help her sister at the family's bed and breakfast until she decides on a more permanent position. A violent ghost is haunting the B&B and Brittany must put him to rest for good.

This was an interesting story in that most of the family interacts with the spirit world. I have not read t
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was ok
~1.5 stars~

This was a strange book. The paranormal element was interesting at first, but it devolved into incredibly far fetched, even for a ghost story. The inclusion of the mermaids was especially unexpected and didn’t really fit. I liked the diversity of having a deaf main character, but it really was a very, very minor point to the story. Her deafness was overlooked for the most part. And while Brittany and Ryan seemed to have a sweet relationship, their interactions were minimal and I didn’
Kris Rubi
Apr 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Return to Palm Court by Stephanie Edwards
This is the second installment of the Palm Court series. This book tells Brittney’s story. Brittney is deaf, but can read lips. She also has the ability to see spirits. All of the Nelson girls have this ability. They have all had to deal with Blake’s ex, Parker, who refuses to accept the fact that Blake has moved on and that he is dead. Just when they thought they had banished him for good, he reappears. This time with a vengeance. What better way to get
Becky Collins
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh this is the 2nd book in this series and I want more! As I stated in my first review I am usually not a paranormal reading person but I am changing with these books. Parker is back with a vengeance to get Blake by going through her daughter. Brittany is there helping out when Parker rears his ugly face. She decides to keep this a secret from Blake until she figures out how to get rid of him again. But oh my Parker has a dead twin Maggie that is helping him now! This book makes you want ...more
Lia Ballentine
Apr 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Stephanie Edwards thrills us again with the Return to Palm Court! I love how this second book in the series brings us closer to the Nelson sisters and dives deeper into the family's fascinating past. It was wonderful to meet Brittany (Blake's sister) and see things from her point of view. I also really appreciated that the main character was deaf, and I thought Stephanie's Q&A at the start of the book was such a thoughtful way for readers to understand her inspiration for Brittany.

I enjoyed seei
Lisa Wetzel
Apr 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Another thrilling book written by Stephanie Edwards! Return to Palm Court is the second book in the Isle of Palms Series. Ms. Edwards shows her great imagination again in this fast paced must read book. She will thrill you once again in this delightful yet suspenseful story bringing back her wonderful characters in a scary Southern environment!! She has such wonderful descriptive settings that will make you feel you are at The Palm Court. This paranormal fantasy will bring any twist and turns al ...more
Valerie Blankenship
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.

Stephanie Edwards has written another gripping, spine tingly read!

Parker is back to wreak havoc on the Nelson sisters, Blake and Brittany, but this time he is not alone.

Brittany ,with the help of Granny Mason and other family must come together to find a way to banish Parker for good. Things aren't always easy, and Parker puts them all through hell again.

I really enjoyed this book. Brittany's character was so self sacrificial. When it c
Mar 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
How could I resist a Lowcountry tale set on my favorite Lowcountry locale, Isle of Palms and full of ghosts with a feisty heroine? I dove right into this tale of bad ghosts verse good ghosts. The Villian Parker who was previously vanished returns with a vengeance to get to Blake through Blake's daughter. Brittany Nelson, sister of Blake must banish Parker for good.
There was quite a bit going on in this book, while it was hard to keep up with at times, I loved the delightful characters and story
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was ok
Return to Palm Court by Stephanie Edwards #thirtythirdbookof2021 #arc

This one was also not for me. It’s my fault—this is book two of a series and I haven’t read book one. I thought it would be enough of a stand-alone since it has a different main character. But I felt like I had missed too much from the first book to really be invested in this one. There was also almost too many elements for me—ghosts, hauntings, kidnapping, death, mermaids. I did appreciate the fact that the main character is
Mar 29, 2021 rated it liked it
A young deaf woman, Brittany Nelson returns to her childhood home in the Lowcountry of South Carolina to help her sister Blake run the family home that has been turned into a bed an breakfast inn. Brittany loves the challenge of helping out her sister along with helping to care for her three year old niece.

Soon unexplained occurrences start stacking up and to Brittany the memories of her Grandmother, her family’s past and the ghosts that haunt them all threaten life at the Isle of Palms.

3.5 star
Apr 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really like this author's work. This was another spooky novel in the series. It's a fast paced, quick read, book, for when you are spending an evening in. The only reason I scored this story a 4 stars instead of a 5 is because I felt sometimes the author would describe something and then have the dialigue repeat the descriptions. This is unnecessary and made parts feel choppy. A little editing for flow and this book would be a 5 stars for me.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am
Joy Whiteside
Apr 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book, wow. I had to keep reading it once I started, I could not put it down no matter what I needed to do. Very glad that I was off work or that could of been interesting. It moved along at a great pace making for an extremely comfortable and relaxing read. The characters are fantastic and by the end of the book, you feel as though you know them and you cannot help but love them. The story will grab you and keep you reading till the end and then you need more. This book is a must read, no d ...more
Amy Moreno
May 02, 2021 rated it liked it
Still an interesting premise. It takes place a couple of years after the first book. It did not hold my attention quite as well as the first one and it seemed to just move forward in places to progress the story, not because there was any logical reason to do so. Like "big fight scene showdown. Villains are too distracted to notice that their weapons have been stolen. And their hostage ran off. And another person. Now two more people vanish to get weapons. Now four of them vanish to a completely ...more
Margaret Yelton
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
In Return to Palm Court, once again we meet the Nelson sisters, whom both are able to see and communicate with ghosts. Blake's former fiance is back and ready to stir up major trouble for the sisters. This was a quick and enjoyable read, and I enjoy seeing one of the main characters having a disability and being a strong and independent woman. I would certainly recommend this book to those that enjoy a book with paranormal elements. I received a ARC from BookSirens in exchange for a fair review. ...more
Kelly Elliott
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Paranormal experiences, Low Country setting, romance and family around you...if you like all of these things this is a good book to read. Following her sister to the Lowcountry to help with her niece, Brittany Nelson comes face to face with a ghost from their past. With the help of her loved ones she faces strange encounters head on and learns more about herself and how strong willed she is in the process. This was a fun, quick read in one of my favorite places.
Apr 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Brittney returns to South Carolina to her sisters home to help out with her niece and the B&B. Things take a turn for the worse fairly quickly. Parker returns! Can they succeed in getting him to vanish again!?
Brittney is deaf, she can read lips. This is her story. She can also see spirits and so can her sisters.
A fun quick supernatural story with unexpected twists and turns.

Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the opportunity to read this book.
Maria Angie Mendoza
May 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!
Fast paced, lighthearted mystery ghost story.
This is book 2 in the Isles of Palm Suspense and while it could be read as a standalone, I recommend reading book 1 to gain better insight about the back story of the characters real and ghostly.
After book 1, I was really curious as to what direction this book was going to take. This installment takes a unique perspective with one of the character which I was curious how it would play out.
Blake’s sister Brittainy,comes to the B and B in the
Mar 20, 2021 rated it liked it
I had a hard time getting into this story. It almost felt like a repeat of the last story because the ghost of the bad guy comes back and they have to fight him all over again. Sorry to say, I am not a fan of this story.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Stephanie Edward’s has once again created a fun, quick beach read. You will find yourself cheering on for the sisters, Blake and Brittany, while hoping Karma comes and does it’s thing to the bad guys! I did not want to put this novel down in anticipation of what would be coming next! Cannot wait for the 3rd novel in this series to be released!
Liza McMinn
Apr 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved how the author created a deaf character without it being a main plot point. I have deaf family members, and I know they’d enjoy reading about a woman who is deaf but it’s not a main plot point; it’s just part of who she is as a person.

This story is spooky. If you loved the first book in the series, buckle up for another crazy ride.
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Stephanie Edwards has been writing professionally since she landed her first newspaper column at the age of 13. Her love for the Lowcountry, the Atlantic Ocean and a good ghost story inspired her to write her first book. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Ron, and their adorable dog, Shadow

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Isle of Palms Suspense (2 books)
  • The Haunting on Palm Court (Isle of Palms Suspense #1)

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