Review: The Shop on Royal Street
Title: The Shop on Royal Street
Series: Royal street #1
Author: Karen White
Release Date: March 29, 22
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from 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...
My Review: I loved this book. It was fantastic to slip back into a world so similar to the Tradd Street stories. The setting, New Orleans, was really well done and a great setting for Nola's story. I loved the house renovation story line, I really enjoyed the new characters and I loved the mystery and paranormal aspects. The only thing I didn't love was the some of the story details were a bit too similar to the Tradd street series. I don't want to give anything away so I'm not going to elaborate here but a part of the story felt very close to the other series. That being said, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story at all.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*