I adore Karen White’s Tradd Street novels and can’t wait to read the latest one, The Strangers on Montagu Street which released on November 1st! I’ve read the other two in the series which are The House on Tradd Street (my review) and The Girl on Legare Street (my review) and loved them both. Karen White is one of my favorite authors and I haven’t read anything by her that I haven’t enjoyed yet. Today I’m going to share with you what The Strangers on Montagu Street is about and be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of the post.
About The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White
With her relationship with Jack 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…
About Karen White (from her website)
After playing hooky from school one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, I knew I wanted to be a writer—or become Scarlett O’Hara. In spite of these aspirations, I grew up to pursue a degree in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University.
I have always been a voracious reader and was encouraged by my teachers to write ever since elementary school. Writing a book was always in the back of my mind, but definitely something I’d “do later when I have time.”
One day in 1996 when my children were just babies, I decided it was time and started writing my first book. When I had a few chapters written, I sent it in to a writer’s contest and by some miracle it won. The finalist judge was a New York literary agent and she offered to represent me. That first book, In the Shadow of the Moon, was sold and then published in 2000. It was a double finalist in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award.
I have since published eleven award-winning novels, including The Beach Trees which debuted on the New York Timesbestseller list at number 14 and remained on the extended list for four more weeks. New York Times bestseller list for five weeks. I have five more books scheduled for release in the next few years including the third book in the Tradd Street series, The Strangers on Montagu Street, which will be published on November 1, 2011.
While growing up, I lived in London, England and am a graduate of the American School in London. I currently live in sunny Georgia with my husband, two children and spoiled Havanese dog, Quincy, who appears in the Tradd Street series. When not writing, I spend my time reading, singing, scrapbooking, and avoiding cooking.
I love hearing from readers. Please email me at AuthorKarenWhite@aol.com or write to Karen White, PO Box 623, Roswell, Georgia 30077.
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I have one copy of The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White to share with my readers. To enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
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This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, December 3/11. Good luck!