Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Shelf Control - May 27

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves sponsored by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!

Want to join in? Shelf Control posts go up every Wednesday. Here's how to jump on board:
  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • Link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your own post.
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Today I am featuring the book I just pulled out of my TBR pile.

BLURB: With her relationship with writer Jack Treholm as shaky as the foundation of her family home, Melanie’s juggling a number of problems. Like restoring her Tradd Street house...and resisting her mother’s pressure to ‘go public’ with her talent—a sixth sense that unites them to the lost souls of the dead. But Melanie never anticipated her new problem.

Her name is Nola, Jack’s estranged young daughter who appears on their doorstep, damaged, lonely and defiantly immune to her father’s attempts to reconnect. Melanie understands the emotional chasm all too well. As a special, bonding gift Jack’s mother buys Nola an antique dollhouse—a precious tableaux of a perfect Victorian family. Melanie hopes the gift will help thaw Nola’s reserve and draw her into the family she’s never known.

At first, Nola is charmed, and Melanie is delighted—until night falls, and the most unnerving shadows are cast within its miniature rooms. By the time Melanie senses a malevolent presence she fears it may already be too late. A new family has accepted her unwitting invitation to move in—with their own secrets, their own personal demons, and a past that’s drawing Nola into their own inescapable darkness...

DATE BOUGHT: 8/22/12

WHY I BOUGHT IT: I fell in love with this series from the very first book. At the time of my purchase, I had read several of Karen White's novels, including the first two Tradd Street books. Life got hectic and I didn't keep going with the series, but I've been eager to get back to it.

The first book is steeped in Charleston's history and Civil War legends. That attracted me, but the entire story and its characters won me over. I enjoy the paranormal aspects of the series as well. I can't wait to dig into this one.

What was your shelf find this week?


Mallika@ LiteraryPotpourri said...

I can't say I read too many books falling within the paranormal genre but this does sound like an interesting read! Hope it turns out as much fun as the first two.

Cheryl said...

Thanks. So far, so good.

neer said...

Hadn't heard of either the author or the series but this seems interesting indeed. The series has the same characters throughout?

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