Friday, October 15, 2010

The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White

From the Amazon product description: Melanie 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...

I love the cover quote "Southern Living meets the Southern unliving.." It sums up that this book has Karen White's Southern charm but is more heavy into the ghosts than her other works. The "still to be consumated" romance between the heroine and the male lead is getting a bit weary -there comes a point where I say, "Enough already, either hook up or hang it up." Although the rromance got tiring, the ghost elements were more intenese in this book than they were in The House on Tradd Street. There was a lot more physical violence from the ghosts and even though it was very different from my normal fare, I was okay with it. The end of the book was an obvious set-up for another so I guess we're looking at at least a trilogy, maybe a longer series. I'll definitely pick up the next book when it comes out (in paperback though).


bermudaonion said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure there is at least one more book in this series. It sounds like a great series for this time of year.

Sherrie said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. I've never read this author. I'll have to check out her books. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

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