Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Saturday Review

The Girl on Legare Street

By Karen White

Publisher: NAL Trade
Genre: Woman’s Fiction with Paranormal elements

ISBN-13: 978-0451227997

Melanie Middleton is an old pro at renovating historic houses, but never imagined she’d have to renovate her own life to make room for her estranged mother. Though Ginnette Prioleau Middleton deserted Melanie thirty years ago, she has suddenly returned to Charleston to protect her, claiming she’s received a deadly premonition.

Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from local author Jack Trenholm, she reluctantly agrees – and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together, Melanie and her mother buy back their family home. with their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades – and who is ready for revenge. With the help of Jack, whom she’s grown closer to than ever, and her mother, Melanie fights to destroy this malevolent presence and save what’s left of her family…

Karen White doesn’t disappoint. The Girl on Legare Street is the long-awaited sequel to The House on Tradd Street, and book two of her four book Tradd Street series. You don’t have to read The House on Tradd Street to follow this story, but if you haven’t read it yet, you’ll want to go back and pick it up after reading The Girl on Legare Street. Count on it. Karen weaves another unforgettable story of check-under-the-bed, sleep-with-the-light-on paranormal intensity set amid the rich history of Charleston, South Carolina. Sprinkle in a good helping of dysfunctional family drama and a dash of romance and I guarantee you’ll be up all night!

Rating: 5 Petit Fours and 2 Hot Tamales

Reviewed by: Darcy Crowder


Missy Tippens said...

Sounds so good! Great review, Darcy.

Tami Brothers said...

This does sound great!!! I can't wait to read it. I LOVED House on Tradd Street.

Thanks for sharing this with us, Darcy.


Linsey Lanier said...

I can't wait either. Glad it's finally out!


Missy Tippens said...

Linsey, it does seem like it takes forever to hold them in my hands! :)

Ana Aragón said...

Great review, Darcy. Glad to see you today! This is a great review. I'm so excited for Karen and her move up the NYT bestseller list!