Sunday, January 16, 2011
The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
Melanie Middleton is a tough as nails real estate agent who sells old historic homes in Charleston, South Carolina. Even though she sells them, she hates them. She loathes old houses and the memories of her childhood they bring up. Memories of ghosts and the abandonment of her mother. Melanie is trying to land a listing for 55 Tradd Street when the owner, Nevil Vandehoorst, suddenly dies leaving Melanie his estate with the instructions that she must live in the house and restore it.
As if this wasn't stressful enough for Melanie, in walks Jack Trenholm the smug and handsome researcher who writes bestselling books about histories mysteries. Together, they attempt to solve the mysteries of the Tradd Street home as well as the connections between Nevil's family and Melanie's family.
I loved this book. I thought it was a fun read with a litte bit if everything. It was funny, creepy, a little history, a little mystery, a little paranormal, and a slight bit of mild romance. I can't wait to read the next book, The Girl on Legare Street.