The Guests on South Battery (Tradd Street series) by Karen White

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Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading pleasure.

The Guests on South Battery


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…


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I DID IT. I finished all the Tradd Street books! Mellie and her isms practically made me want to scream and pinch her as each book progressed, but I did find much to enjoy in the series.

What I Liked:

The cover. So pretty.

The actual parts of the paranormal mystery.


What I didn’t love:

Mellie and her -isms.I just don’t get Mellie sometimes (a lot of the time!) She really can jump the gun on a lot of  things.


Bottom line: Overall, I see why Tradd Street is a fan favorite. If Karen writes more, I think I’ll check them out.


*Traveling With T purchased this book for her own personal reading.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T


4 thoughts on “The Guests on South Battery (Tradd Street series) by Karen White

    • The setting, the mysteries (for the most part) are the reasons to read the series. Mellie- well, she detracts from my enjoyment- but 2 things: I basically binge read this series- so things that annoyed me about Mellie might not have annoyed me so much if I’d taken a few months in between each book reading and I did enjoy her (Mellie)the first 2 books.

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