Acclaimed author Karen White returns to Charleston, South Carolina, with the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Tradd Street series. Melanie Middleton has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she'd have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton left Charleston thirty-five years ago. She's returned wanting to protect the daughter she's never really known after receiving an ominous premonition. Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from her partner, Jack Trenholm, she agrees—and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together Melanie and Ginnette buy back their old home. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. It will take unearthing long buried secrets to beat this demon and save what's left of Melanie's family...
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In the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling Tradd Street series, Charleston realtor Melanie Middleton is determined to leave the past behind her. But history has a tendency of catching up with her, whether she likes it or not... Melanie is only going through the motions of living since refusing Jack Trenholm’s marriage proposal. She misses him desperately, but her broken heart is the least of her problems. Despite an insistence that she can raise their child alone, Melanie is completely unprepared for motherhood, and she struggles to complete renovations on her house on Tradd Street before the baby arrives. When Melanie is roused one night by the sound of a ghostly infant crying, she chooses to ignore it. She simply does not have the energy to deal with one more crisis. That is, until the remains of a newborn buried in an old christening gown are found hidden in the foundation of her house. As the hauntings on Tradd Street slowly become more violent, Melanie decides to find out what caused the baby’s untimely death, uncovering the love, loss, and betrayal that color the house’s history—and threaten her claim of ownership. But can she seek Jack’s help without risking her heart? For in revealing the secrets of the past, Melanie also awakens the malevolent presence that has tried to keep the truth hidden for decades...
Melanie must rebuild her relationship with her estranged, psychic mother after she receives an ominous premonition about a vengeful, dark spirit.
Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts, but she's going to have to accept it. An elderly man has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog, and ghosts anxious to tell their secrets. Jack Trenholm, a gorgeous writer obsessed with unsolved mysteries, has reason to believe that diamonds from the Confederate Treasury are hidden in Melanie's the house. So he turns on the charm, only to discover he's the smitten one. Unfortunately, Jack's search has caught the attention of a malevolent ghost. Now, he and Melanie must unravel a mystery of passion, heartbreak - and murder. "A fun and satisfying read, this series kickoff should hook a wide audience." - Publishers Weekly. "Brilliant and engrossing, The House on Tradd Street brings the reader through Charleston's deep-rooted history and Confederate legends to uncover a story of passion, heartbreak, and murder." - Book Connection
While restoring her historic home in Charleston, psychic realtor Melanie Middleton receives an unexpected houseguest, a teenager named Nola, who brings even more unexpected guests in the form of a number of spirits who aren't willing to leave. (romance).
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems.... Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It’s not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren’t helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail. Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee—something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past. Sugar’s stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother’s seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather's world. In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee’s house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women....
Suzanne Paris may have found the perfect town to settle down in, but a dark threat from her past is preventing her from firmly putting down her roots. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
When her sister implores her for help, fearing that her life is in danger, Catherine arrives in Louisiana only to discover that her sister Elizabeth has vanished and her husband is hiding the truth, plunging Catherine into a world of family secrets, ancient superstitions, and forbidden desires. Original.
Cassie Madison and her sister Harriet, who stole and married Cassie's fiancâe, have a chance at reconciliation when they are brought together again to care for their dying father.
Pregnant and recently divorced, thirty-two-year-old Jillian Parrish comes to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, with her seven-year-old daughter to seek solace in a place marked by happy childhood memories, only to come face to face with her youthful confidant Linc Rising, the one-time boyfriend of her best friend Lauren Mills, who had vanished sixteen years earlier. Original.
A lonely woman with a life-long feeling of not quite belonging elopes with a child psychologist she met at a conference and discovers how difficult it is to actually escape your past. Original. 150,000 first printing.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes the story of one woman’s journey into a secret past—and a life she never expected on the ravaged coast of Biloxi, Mississippi... Working at an auction house in New York, Julie Holt meets a struggling artist and single mother who reminds her very much of her missing younger sister. Monica Guidry paints a vivid picture of her Southern family through stories, but never says why or how she lost contact with them. And she has another secret: a heart condition that will soon take her life. Feeling as if she’s lost her sister a second time, Julie inherits from Monica an antique portrait—as well as custody of her young son. Taking him to Biloxi, Mississippi, to meet the family he’s never known, Julie discovers a connection of her own. The portrait, of an old Guidry relative, was done by her great-grandfather—and unlocks a surprising family history.... INCLUDES A READERS GUIDE AND AN EXCERPT OF DREAMS OF FALLING
Upon inheriting her grandfather's home, Piper Mills remembers a box she had helped him bury in the yard more than a decade ago and retrieves it from the ground, finding inside pages of a scrapbook and other items that reveal a painful secret from her grandmother's past.
Struggling to complete renovations on her house on Tradd Street before the baby arrives, single mother and psychic realtor Melanie Middleton seeks help from the man who broke her heart when a series of hauntings plaguing her house turn violent. (romance). Simultaneous.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Karen White invites you to explore the brick-walked streets of Charleston in her fifth Tradd Street novel, where historic mansions house the memories of years gone by, and restless spirits refuse to fade away... With her extended maternity leave at its end, Melanie Trenholm is less than thrilled to leave her new husband and beautiful twins to return to work, especially when she’s awoken by a phone call with no voice on the other end—and the uneasy feeling that the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for more than a year are about to invade her life once more. But her return to the realty office goes better than she could have hoped, with a new client eager to sell the home she recently inherited on South Battery. Most would treasure living in one of the grandest old homes in the famous historic district of Charleston, but Jayne Smith would rather sell hers as soon as possible, guaranteeing Melanie a quick commission. Despite her stroke of luck, Melanie can’t deny that spirits—both malevolent and benign—have started to show themselves to her again. One is shrouded from sight, but appears whenever Jayne is near. Another arrives when an old cistern is discovered in Melanie’s backyard on Tradd Street. Melanie knows nothing good can come from unearthing the past. But some secrets refuse to stay buried....
Brenna O'Brien's quiet and peaceful life running a historic movie theater, collecting old wartime letters, and dealing with four matchmaking sisters is thrown into turmoil when she is reunited with Pierce McGovern, the one-time love of her life who had abandoned her without a word years before. Original. 50,000 first printing.
The good-hearted citizens of Mossy Creek, Georgia are in a mood to count their blessings. Maybe it's the influence of the new minister in town, who keeps his sense of humor while battling a stern church treasurer. Maybe it's the afterglow of Josie McClure's incredibly romantic wedding to the local "Bigfoot." Or maybe it's the new baby in Hank and Casey Blackshear's home. As autumn gilds the mountains, town gossip columnist Katie Bell, has persuaded Creekites to confess their joys, trouble, and gratitudes. As always, that includes a heapin' helping of laughter, wisdom and good-old-fashioned scandal.
Seeking an escape from the stress of her high-pressure job as an accountant, Caroline Collier joins her overbearing mother at the family's vacation home at Lake Ophelia in the mountains of North Carolina, where, with the help of their neighbors, Caroline struggles to come to terms with her tense relationship with her mother and with the still unhealed wound of her brother's death. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Many years after her mother's death by drowning, Marnie Maitland returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry when a similar incident involving her estranged sister Diana and Diana's young son forces the sisters to revisit their troubled past.
“A sweeping saga reminiscent of Jeffrey Archer and Susan Howatch, Heart of Lies is brilliantly researched and beautifully written. I could not put this book down.” —Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on Legare Street A smart, exciting historical suspense novel set in Europe, Shanghai, and New York before World War II, Heart of Lies is a breathtaking introduction to M. L. Malcolm. This extraordinary new writer immediately takes an honored place among Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal), Ken Follett (Eye of the Needle), Susan Howatch (Glittering Images), and other masters of compelling historical fiction. Inspired by true events in the author’s family’s past, Heart of Lies is an extraordinary reading experience that Library Journal praises as, “A superbly crafted story, creatively capturing a slice of history with eloquence and realism.”