Tuesday, November 21, 2017

FP/TT: The House on Tradd Street by Karen White

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. She provides a linky for others to post theirs.

Here's mine:
Pewter reflections of scarlet hibiscus colored the dirt-smudged windows of the old house, like happy memories of youth trapped inside the shell of an old man. The broken pediments over the windows gave the house a permanent frown, yet the leaf-filtered sun against the chipped Tower-of-the-Winds columns lining the side piazzas painted the house with hope. It was almost, I thought, as if the house were merely waiting for a miracle.

Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
I arrived at my office at seven o'clock on Monday morning, hoping I'd find the office empty, since I still needed more time to think. I had come no closer to a decision that I had the day I'd sat in the office of Drayton, Drayton, and Drayton, and my little world had started spinning in the wrong direction.
These both come from The House on Tradd Street by Karen White. This book has been on my TBR mountain since March 4, 2014. Here is the description from Amazon:
The brilliant, chilling debut of Karen White's New York Times bestselling Tradd Street series, 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.


    1. This series was my introduction to Karen White, whose books I now grab almost immediately after release. I still love the atmospheric feelings I get from the old houses in this series.

      Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “DEAD OF WINTER”

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      1. I love the sound of this cosy mystery - I hope you're enjoying it. My TT this week is a sci fi space opera - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/teaser-tuesday-21st-november-2017/
        The deleted comment above was because I put the wrong link in!

    3. Ooh nice teaser! That's a totally new to me one! Thanks for visiting my blog!

      Have a GREAT day!

      Old Follower :)

    4. I loved this series, hope you do as well.

    5. Oh, that doesn't sound good! Indecision is not fun! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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