[the book fiend]

This one is probably going to be short and sweet, mostly because I tried one of those HIIT workouts yesterday and then got home from work and decided it would be a good idea to go for a run. I'm like 98% sure that I'm dying right now so I apologize if this review is a bit...off.

Return to Tradd Street is the fourth book in Karen White's Tradd Street series. It picks up where book 3 left off: with a pregnant Melanie Middleton struggling to prepare for the challenges of being a single mother. Middleton is intent on keeping her life organized and meticulously mapped out, even after the baby is born. As she journeys through her pregnancy, the most recent round of repairs on her Charleston home awakens a vengeful spirit. In order to keep her home, Middleton must confront the spirit and her own shortcomings.

This one definitely lives up to the other White books. It follows the same pattern as the others: a strong heroine, a love interest, resistance to that interest, and a journey of self-discovery along the way. Of course the book is steeped in Southern-ism and paints a beautiful picture of Charleston. It's just as readable as the other White books as well. It was the perfect way to ease back into pleasure reading after the chaos of the Bar exam. I wouldn't read a lot of these books in a row since they do follow such a similar pattern, but they're still perfect for when you're looking for pure, girly escapism without resorting to a dime store romance. If there's a fifth, I will definitely be reading it.

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