After a difficult detour 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 can, luckily Nola knows someone in New Orleans who is able to—even if he’s the last person on earth she wants anything to do with ever again. Beau Ryan comes with his own dark past—a past that involves the disappearance of his sister and parents during Hurricane Katrina—and he’s connected to the unsolved murder of a woman who once lived in the old Creole cottage Nola is determined to make her own…whether the resident restless spirits agree or not.
When Nola buys the old house that she has been eyeing, we are swept up into the world of New Orleans and friends of the past and the present. The Shop on Royal Street takes the reader into the mysteries of the spirit world, even for those who are denying their presence.
Lost family members are showing themselves through strange events and objects that reveal much about the people who have gone on to the beyond.
Love and the spirit world mesh together in this story, and as more and more is explained by those who know some secrets, we finally realize what happened to those who have left this world for another. An intriguing tale that kept me turning pages, this one earned 4.5 stars.