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The strangers on Montagu Street

by White, Karen

Format: Large Print 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Large Print LP WHITE Karen
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP WHITE Karen
 
 
Summary
With her relationship with Jack as shaky as the foundation of her family home, psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is juggling several problems. There are the usual upsets that come with restoring her Tradd Street home and her mother urging her to go public with her sixth sense. But this new problem is more urgent.

Nola, Jack's estranged young daughter, has appeared on Melanie's doorstep - damaged, lonely, and defiantly immune to her father's attempts to reconnect with her. As a special gift, Jack's mother has given Nola an antique dollhouse that depicts a precious tableau of a perfect Victorian family.

At first, Nola is charmed with the present and Melanie is delighted and has high hopes that the girl will allow herself to be drawn into the family she's never known. But when night falls, some unnerving shadows are cast within the miniature dollhouse rooms. By the time Melanie senses malevolent presences, it's too late. A new family with its own secrets and personal demons has moved in and is drawing Nola into its inescapable darkness.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The latest in White's Charleston, South Carolina-set Tradd Street series continues its trademark otherworldly creepiness and intricate human entanglements while also featuring the longing ghosts that hover around Melanie Middleton. When Jack Trenholm, the object of Melanie's conflicted affections, shows up on her doorstep with his alienated teenage daughter and asks whether she can keep the girl for awhile, Melanie warily agrees. Nola is defensive, a touch spoiled, and crying for attention in typical rebellious fashion. Her mother has just died, after all, but her ghost is hanging around. Things take a disturbing turn when Jack's mother buys an antique dollhouse for Nola in an attempt to reach the emotionally closed-off teen. The dollhouse harbors malevolent entities, and they make their presence known. A realistic balance among Melanie and Jack's back-and-forth relationship, Nola's angsty expressions, and the sinister overall tone is achieved with careful flair. Followers of the series will be eerily charmed, and those who enjoy their southern women's fiction with a paranormal twist should gravitate toward this title, as well.--Trevelyan, Julie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "White's third Tradd Street paranormal (after 2009's The Girl on Legare Street) delivers powerful emotions, weird old Charleston architecture, and a hint of mystery as psychic realtor Melanie Middleton and her boyfriend, bestselling author Jack Trenholm, navigate their treacherous relationship. Nola, Jack's 13-year-old daughter, adds an extra challenge by arriving on his doorstep from California after her drug-addicted songwriter mother's suicide, with her mother's guitar in hand and her mother's comforting but restless spirit in tow. When sullen Nola becomes haunted by evil spirits living in a beautiful antique dollhouse that Jack's mother gives her, tracking down the story of the house on which the miniature home is modeled becomes a priority. Charming and complex living characters, combined with unsettled ghosts that balance uncanny creepiness with very human motivations, keep this story warm, real, and exciting. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Charleston Mystery series
#1 - The House on Tradd Street
#2 - The Girl on Legare Street
#3 - The Strangers on Montagu Street
#4 - Return to Tradd Street
#5 - The Guests on South Battery
Subjects Women real estate agents -- Fiction.
Women psychics -- Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Large type books.
Charleston (S.C.) -- Fiction.
Love stories.
Publisher Thorndike, Me. :Center Point Pub.,2012
Edition Large print ed.
Language English
Description 543 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781611732795 (lg. print : hbk. : acid-free paper)
1611732794 (lg. print : hbk. : acid-free paper)
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