2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

REVIEW for The Girl on Legare Street

Thank you to Joan Schulhafer for sending me this book to read and review!

TITLE: The Girl on Legare Street
AUTHOR: Karen White
GENRE: Contemporary Fiction

RATING: 3 Stars
I received a copy of this book and was instantly intrigued by the premise. While I am not a huge fan of contemporary fiction (I much prefer chick lit), this book sounded very interesting. The Girl on Legare Street is actually a follow up to another book entitled The House on Tradd Street - which I have never read and frankly, I think would have helped me understand the backstory of Melanie - the main character of both books.

Nonetheless, I meet Melanie who has gone through some difficult times in The House on Tradd Street. As Melanie enters the second book in the series, she is trying to get her act together as well as her career as a real estate broker. Just as she thinks her life is back on track, she will come face to face with her long lost mother, who is back in town and wants to meet her as well as make a bid on their old "family" home a three story Georgian double-house. Although Melanie does not want to meet her mother, nor help her restore the house, her mother prevails - by telling Melanie that she has been having deadly visions of Melanie and they involve the house.

Working together, although reluctantly, mother and daughter will get to know each other despite each other and may have to come face to face with an evil spirit - who lives on the supernatural side (or maybe not?).

This book is a tad slow moving - kind of gets bogged down with too many details at one point, however, the book pace seriously picks up once we get into the house and our main characters end up face to face with a dark force.

The writing is good, but again, a little too detailed in some places. It also took me a while to connect with Ginette or Melanie - never quite certain about Ginette's true intentions and trusting nobody.

This book was good because of the paranormal aspect of it, which is weird, because usually that is the aspect that turns me off - but this was sufficiently creepy enough to keep me engaged.


avisannschild said...

I'm curious about this book, Tina, although I'd want to read the first book first. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

bermudaonion said...

I have this one and think I need to buy The House on Tradd Street to read first.

Donna said...

I'm not 100% sure but I think I have the first book...sounds very familiar anyway. I like books that are little creepy so I think I might enjoy this.

S. Krishna said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy this one as much as I did - maybe reading the first book would have helped!

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