Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Review: The Shop on Royal Street by Karen White

The Shop on Royal Street
by Karen White

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 284
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  After a difficult hiccup 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, luckily Nola knows someone in New Orleans who can--even if he's the last person on earth she wants anything to do with, ever again. Because Beau Ryan comes with his own dark past, a past that involves the disappearance of his sister and parents during Hurricane Katrina, and the unsolved murder of a woman who once lived in the old Creole Cottage Nola is determined to make her own whether or not the resident restless spirits agree...

Kritters Thoughts:  A spin off series from the books set on Tradd Street and while you don't have to read those books to read this one, it could be more fun to have that backstory before diving into this one!

This series focuses on Nola, the step daughter of Melanie and her husband and while Melanie has the gift to speak to ghosts her step daughter hasn't inherited, but she sure knows when one is around!  And there are many living in New Orleans from years upon years of major tragedies and a city that I believe has quite a welcoming habitat for ghosts and spirits to hang around long after they have died.  

I loved how this book flowed so well from the previous series.  With two characters moving to New Orleans, it felt like such a seamless transition and it was easy for me to get in and get invested in this book and hopefully this new series!  I also appreciated that Nola was following in her step mother's footsteps by wanting to renovate a historic home and wanting to keep it as close to accurate as possible while also making it live-able!  I like that the mystery is self contained, but there is still a drive to anticipate the next book to come.  

I hope that Karen White has quite the plans for Nola and this series.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2022 Challenge: 21 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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