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The Shop on Royal Street

Series: Royal Street #1

By: Karen White

ISBN: 978-0593334584

Publisher: Berkley

Publication Date: 03/29/2022

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: 5 Stars (ARC)


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Nola Trenholm is hopeful for a fresh start in the Big Easy but must deal with ghosts from her past—as well as new ones—in this first book in a spin-off series of Karen White's New York Times bestselling Tradd Street novels.

After a difficult detour on her road to adulthood, Nola Trenholm is looking to begin anew in New Orleans, and what better way to start her future than with her first house? But the historic fixer-upper she buys comes with even more work than she anticipated when the house’s previous occupants don’t seem to be ready to depart.

Although she can’t communicate with ghosts like her stepmother can, luckily Nola knows someone in New Orleans who is able to—even if he’s the last person on earth she wants anything to do with ever again. Beau Ryan comes with his own dark past—a past that involves the disappearance of his sister and parents during Hurricane Katrina—and he’s connected to the unsolved murder of a woman who once lived in the old Creole cottage Nola is determined to make her own...whether the resident restless spirits agree or not.


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Praise


“White has added another page-turner to her repertoire of haunted houses and ghosts who won't stay put."

—Northwest Indiana Times


"A complex mystery that’s appropriately goosebumpy. Not just fans of the Tradd Street series, of which this is a spin-off, will look forward to seeing more of Nola."

—Publishers Weekly




The House on Prytania

Series: A Royal Street Novel Book #2 of 2 By: Karen White ISBN: 978-0593334621 Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: 05/09/2023 Format: Hardcover My Rating: TBR TOP BOOKS OF 2023 LIST The second book in the new Royal Street series from New York Times bestselling author Karen White.

Nola Trenholm thought she was settled into her new home in New Orleans, but trouble makes its way to her in an unearthly form. More Coming!


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About Karen


Karen White is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 31 books, including the Tradd Street series, The Last Night in London, Dreams of Falling, The Night the Lights Went Out, Flight Patterns, The Sound of Glass, and A Long Time Gone. She is the coauthor of The Lost Summers of Newport, All the Ways We Said Goodbye, The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room with New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband near Atlanta, Georgia.


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With almost two million books in print in fifteen different languages, Karen White is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 31 novels, including the popular Charleston-set Tradd Street mystery series.


Raised in a house full of brothers, Karen’s love of books and strong female characters first began in the third grade when the local librarian issued her a library card and placed The Secret of the Old Clock, a Nancy Drew Mystery, in her hands.


Karen’s roots run deep in the South where many of her novels are set. Her intricate plot lines and compelling characters charm and captivate readers with just the right mix of family drama, mystery, intrigue and romance.


Not entirely convinced she wanted to be a writer, Karen first pursued a career in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, in a weak moment, she wrote her first book. In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000. Her books—referred to as “grit lit” (Southern Women’s Fiction)—have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA (Southeastern Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of the Year.


Karen’s latest releases include The Shop on Royal Street and The Lost Summers of Newport. The Shop on Royal Street, released on March 29th, 2022 and is the first book in a brand new series set in New Orleans and starring Nola Trenholm from the Tradd Street series. The publication of the fourth collaboration with Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig, The Lost Summers of Newport, was released on May 17th, 2022.


Next up for fans of Karen White is The House on Prytania Street, the second novel in the Royal Street series, scheduled for May, 2023.


When not writing, Karen spends her time reading, singing, and avoiding cooking. Karen and her husband have two grown children and a spoiled Havanese dog, Sophie, and divides her time between Atlanta, Georgia and the northwest Florida coast. WEBSITE



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