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The House on Tradd Street
by Karen White | Literature & Fiction
Registered by kiki66 of Gauting, Bayern Germany on 9/13/2015
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by bluezwuzl): to be read


11 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by kiki66 from Gauting, Bayern Germany on Sunday, September 13, 2015

9 out of 10

A brilliant, chilling series debut, featuring a Charleston real estate agent who loves old houses and the secret histories inside them.

Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

Enter Jack Trenholm, a gorgeous writer obsessed with unsolved mysteries. He has reason to believe that diamonds from the Confederate Treasury are hidden in the house. So he turns the charm on with Melanie, only to discover he's the smitten one...

It turns out Jack's search has caught the attention of a malevolent ghost. Now, Jack and Melanie must unravel a mystery of passion, heartbreak and even murder. 


Journal Entry 2 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Bought this for my holidays and I loved it!
just the perfect combination of mystery - ghost story and historical information!
Romance could have been a bit more prominent and I was hoping for a happy end, but then I realized that this is the first of three (?) books so I have to wait for that :-)
In the beginning I was very annoyed with Melanie, people who are so organized, live such a structured life are a bit alien to me.. (and having read a book about a man with Asperger's she seemed just the same type!! but she isn't..). She became better ..
I loved Jack and his mother!

Anyway - I will offer this as a ring - maybe someone else would like to read it, too!

Ring!

1. Bookworm-lady (Spain)
2. penelopewanders (CH)
3. Tsjara (NL)
4. CathrineB (N)
5. appletreen (UK/int)
6. Icila (F/int)
7. Billbooks (AUS/int)
8. LilyKlip (D/int)
9. florence71 (F/EU)
10. bluewuzl (D/?)


home again to Kiki


 


Journal Entry 3 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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And here it is! :)
Thanks for sharing, kiki66, I am sure I won't take long reading it, as I am looking forward to it.
Thanks for the beautiful photo you enclosed!
 


Journal Entry 4 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Saturday, October 17, 2015

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I started reading it last evening...
I might take a while, as I am going on holidays next Tuesday, and might not be able to finish it before leaving... and I won't have time to read during my trip!
However, its start is very promising... thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

7 out of 10

Finally finished reading it last night.
I have mixed feelings: I loved the supernatural part, with Melanie as a realtor lady who can see ghosts since childhood. But at times it read too much like ChickLit, with all the romantic stuff, incredibly handome guys (the good and the bad one), etc...
I won't give anything away, but the last part when the characters look for a code... well, it was so obvious, that I could not believe they would not see it, and took so long beating around the bushes! Oh, well...
Having said that, I will probably look for the second book in the series.
It took me a long time to read it, not because it was not interesting, but because it caught me at a hectic time of work. ç
Thanks for sharing, kiki66, and sorry for keeping it so long, it will soon go on its way to Switzerland. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, January 11, 2016

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On its way to Penelopewanders, in Switzerland.
Enjoy!! :) 


Journal Entry 7 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Saturday, January 16, 2016

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This has arrive in the (finally) snowy Swiss Alps. I actually have a ring or two in front of this, so I'll try to get to it soon. Thanks so much for sending (and for the card and bookmark too!). Happy 2016! 


Journal Entry 8 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Sunday, January 24, 2016

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To be honest, I wasn't really sure what I was signing up for when I signed up for this ring, but I have shared many books with the person launching the ring and know we are often on the same page, so to speak. I was working my way through another ring here (and I guess "working" is the operative term, as I was not carried by the book at all), and in selecting a book for a couple of hours in the train to and fro an appointment, I realized I'd finish that one off and would have to drag it, as well as another, all day. So I picked up this ring which had arrived in the meantime. This picked me up and carried me right away - in fact I rather grudgingly put it to the side so as to finish the other ring once I got back home.
I really appreciated the dry humor and wittiness of the characters. The paranormal aspect was fun, and the slightly understated OCD of the heroine was an interesting quirk. I am now a fan, and hope to read others in this series.... (hint, hint, hint... sign me up for a spiral??)
I'm very glad this came up as a ring - I doubt I would have stumbled over it otherwise. Fun read.
This will head next to the Netherlands - I've written to confirm the address. Thanks so much for sending and making this available! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, January 29, 2016

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This is now leaving the Alps and heading north to the lowlands. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 10 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, February 08, 2016

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Arrived here on a very stormy day. Great timing as I just finished a book and was looking to start a new one. Thanks penelopewanders and for the lovely card too!
Well, I like ghosts and old houses, so this sounds like it's right up my alley. :)
Thanks for organising the bookring Kiki66! 


Journal Entry 11 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, March 07, 2016

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This was an enjoyable read even though the main character did annoy me sometimes, she is so very stubborn, even if some things are pretty obvious (like the thing with Marc). I like the supernatural parts that were slightly scary but not too much. And the setting of Charleston is nicely atmospheric too. There is some mystery which made it more interesting, though the bit with the cryptogram had me wondering how Melanie and Jack didn't see the words that had been in front of them all the time. Still, it was a nice light read.


On its way to CathrineB now. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 12 by wingCathrineBwing at Hønefoss, Buskerud fylke Norway on Monday, March 14, 2016

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The book arrived with me today. Thanks to Tsjara for the colouring postcard and the tea:) Colouring books/postcards for adults are popular here in Norway as well, and I'm one of those who are a bit addicted. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingCathrineBwing at Hønefoss, Buskerud fylke Norway on Saturday, March 26, 2016

8 out of 10

Although Melanie was a bit annoying sometimes, I just had to keep reading to see how it ended! I have to admit I was thinking that Melanie had Asperger's (partly because of the fact that she couldn't keep her legs still).

I do so have to read the next book in the series: The Girl on Legare Street. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingCathrineBwing at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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To Appletreen. I hope you'll enjoy the book!  


Journal Entry 15 by appletreen at Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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The book, along with the teas, postcard and bookmark have all arrived here safely in the UK. I've just started another ring after battling my way through my previous book. So, hopefully I will get to reading this in the next week or so. 


Journal Entry 16 by appletreen at Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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I've really enjoyed this book and looking forward to reading the next installments. This book also made for a welcome reprieve after finishing one heavy going book and struggling with another. I'm now giving the second heavy going book another attempt. As this book is also going to Icila I shall send them together. 


Journal Entry 17 by appletreen at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Going in the post with another book for Icila 


Journal Entry 18 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Got it ! Thank you. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Friday, July 01, 2016

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I had a surprisingly good time reading this one. I don't really understand Melanie but I'm looking forward for the sequel. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Thursday, July 07, 2016

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On its way to Australia. Enjoy ! 


Journal Entry 21 by wingBillbookswing at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Sunday, September 04, 2016

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Has arrived got misplaced I went on holidays yadda yadda yadda now on the pile 


Journal Entry 22 by wingBillbookswing at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Thursday, January 19, 2017

6 out of 10

Not the sort of book I would normally read I think I must have put my name down thinkig it was more a horror story. Though well written I found it fairly cliched especially the good and bad boyfriends and Melanie as a modern miss suddenly going all weak kneed just pushed the envelope a little too far. Shall pm the next person  


Journal Entry 23 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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This arrived a couple of weeks ago. Just forgot to journal it. Thanks for posting! Already started reading. 


Journal Entry 24 by LilyKlip at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Posted to the next reader yesterday. 


Journal Entry 25 by Florence71 at Fontenay-sous-Bois, Ile-de-France France on Monday, May 22, 2017

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Safe and sound today in my letter box, thanks Lilyklip for sending and the bookmark. I finish my current english reading and it will be the next : I'll take it with me in Sicily for my previous holidays in ten days. 


Journal Entry 26 by Florence71 at Fontenay-sous-Bois, Ile-de-France France on Tuesday, August 08, 2017

5 out of 10

I really enjoy this novel about ghosts, haunted houses... I can't wait to see what happens to Melanie in the next book ! This book will travel to Bluezwuzl, Germany in a few days. 


Journal Entry 27 by Florence71 at Alsdorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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Happy reading ! 


Journal Entry 28 by wingbluezwuzlwing at Altdorf (Niederbayern), Bayern Germany on Thursday, August 17, 2017

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The book arrived today, thanks for sending it, as well as the card from Versailles and the bookmark! Unfortunately it arrived as the third ring-book this week, so it will be a while before I'll meet Melanie and her ghosts... 


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