The Guests on South Battery by Karen White 


New York Times bestselling author Karen White invites you to explore the brick-walked streets of Charleston, where historic mansions house the memories of years gone by, and restless spirits refuse to fade away…

With her extended maternity leave at it’s 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 over 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 it 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 appear to her again. One is shrouded from sight, appearing whenever Jayne is near. Another arrives when an old cistern is discovered in her backyard on Tradd Street. 

Melanie knows nothing good can come from unearthing the past. But some secrets refuse to stay buried…


Melanie is about to go back to work after having twins. Her first customer of the day completely messes with her life for many days to come. Jayne Smith is a true gift to Melanie. She becomes her nanny plus, she adds many spirits to Melanie’s already loaded spirit world.  

This is your standard Karen White Tradd series read…nothing new..ghosts, historical mystery and great houses, which all meld into a great story!! Melanie is a superb character with a ghostly house, wonderful family and a hot, sexy husband! See, Melanie has a strange talent. She can see spirits.  This is one of the magical parts of Karen White’s tales I absolutely adore. I love the spirits. They always have a mystery and an attitude of their own. Great entertainment!  

I love how history is woven throughout this story all of her Tradd Street novels.  With the houses and the great town of Charleston, what could be a better setting for a historical ghost tale. 

Karen White always has really good reads! She has amazing and relatable characters and her animals are so freaking adorable. You just cannot help but fall in love with her books. This one is no exception. However,  I am ready for her to try something new.  I need a different location and different characters. But if you find something that works….leave it alone! 

I received this novel from Netgalley for a honest review.  

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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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3 Responses to The Guests on South Battery by Karen White 

  1. macjam47 says:

    This is one I need to read.
    Did any of the bad weather earlier this week hit where you live?
    Hugs, my friend.

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