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Publisher Description

The Christmas spirit is overtaking Tradd Street with a vengeance in this festive new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Karen White.

Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy--after all, it's the first Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin babies. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. Local students are thrilled by the possibility of unearthing more Colonial-era artifacts at the cistern, but Melanie is concerned by the ghosts connected to the cistern that have suddenly invaded her life and her house--and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer....

And these relics aren't the only precious artifacts for which people are searching. A past adversary is convinced that there is a long-lost Revolutionary War treasure buried somewhere on the property that Melanie inherited--untold riches rumored to be brought over from France by the Marquis de Lafayette himself and intended to help the Colonial war effort. It's a treasure literally fit for a king, and there have been whispers throughout history that many have already killed--and died--for it. And now someone will stop at nothing to possess it--even if it means destroying everything Melanie holds dear.

Fiction & Literature
October 22
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Susan E H ,


I met Karen and she signed the first of the Tradd Street Series at the first Womens Wellness Weekend in Mt. Pleasant hosted by one of my dearest friends, Kimberly Powell of the Woodhouse Day Spa. I knew she would be a great author by the way she lit up as she spoke about writing! Her personality is contagious! Life happened and I didn’t pick her book up to read until this past summer 2020, 3 years later. I was hooked immediately and just finished The Christmas Spirits and am dying for the last book of the series to come out! As a newbie to Charleston, I feel like Karen’s been my personal tour guide and historian! Thanks Karen!!! :)

Donlos79 ,

Christmas on Tradd St.

I hated to see the end and cannot wait for another in the series. Melanie and Jack are a couple I root for. I can see the opportunity for MANY more books as there are so very many ghosts of Charleston. Please continue the series. For anyone who knows Charleston and it’s rich history knows the plethora of ghost/history stories.

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