Karen White and Cassandra King at Myrtle Beach Area Book Events

October 2019
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan

Book Reviews

The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street
By Karen White
Penguin Random House, $26

Release Date: October 22, 2019

Get into the "spirit" of the season a little early with Karen White’s latest release, The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street. The sixth installment of White’s beloved Melanie Middleton series and her first holiday novel, the book blends romance, mystery and historical fiction for an enjoyable and exciting read.

Melanie is ready to celebrate Christmas with her new husband, Jack, his 15-year-old daughter and the pair’s twin toddlers. But Melanie’s gift for speaking with the dead takes a new height in her own Tradd Street home when she discovers that a long-lost treasure of the Revolutionary War may be somewhere on her property. She isn’t the only one after this treasure, and she finds herself pitted against someone who will stop at nothing to possess it. This page turner is a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun.

Karen White will be on the Grand Strand in October for two local readings promoting her newest novel, both on Friday, October 25. She will be a guest at The Moveable Feast at 21 Main in North Myrtle Beach at 11 a.m. and will have a reading and signing at Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach at 5 p.m.

Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy
By Cassandra King Conroy
HarperCollins, $24.99

Release Date: October 29, 2019

Enjoying her quiet existence as a novelist and teacher, Cassandra King’s life changed when she met Pat Conroy, legend of Southern literature, at a party. The pair struck up a two-year friendship, eventually married and were together for over 18 years until Conroy’s passing in 2016.

King uses her memoir Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy to reflect on her life with her husband. Fueled by his passion for food, literature and the Lowcountry, Pat had a larger than life personality on and off the page. King fills the book with touching stories about the pair’s travels, family, careers and the life they built together. Sometimes tragic, sometimes hysterically funny, Tell Me a Story is King’s tale of how she came to understand a fabled writer for who he really was—a generous, wounded and humorous man who always wanted to hear everyone’s story.

King is a literary force herself, a bestselling author of novels like The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls. King will be the guest at The Moveable Feast on Monday, October 29, at 11 a.m. at Pine Lakes Country Club to discuss her memoir.