Convinced she needs to experience history before teaching it, Claire Simms transfers to Charleston, South Carolina to finish her Master's degree. She quickly learns the enchanting city has more architectural, political, and Christian history than she imagined, and she wants to know more. Trey Bailey can't live up to his family's name. Few Baileys can these days. Once a memConvinced she needs to experience history before teaching it, Claire Simms transfers to Charleston, South Carolina to finish her Master's degree. She quickly learns the enchanting city has more architectural, political, and Christian history than she imagined, and she wants to know more. Trey Bailey can't live up to his family's name. Few Baileys can these days. Once a member of old Charles Town's elite, the Bailey family lost their privileged address south of Broad after a scandal revoked their membership in the town's inner circle. Scraping through college on mounting debt and a part-time job, Trey supplements his income by working as a tour guide in the city his ancestors helped shape. After meeting the pretty little transfer student sliding through school on Daddy's dollar, Trey offers to be Claire's guide to all things Charleston--for a price, of course. But she's an ambitious history geek who needs a subject for her thesis, and his family has a 200-year-old secret Trey prefers to hide. Can he keep her business--and win her heart--while keeping his family off the tour? Set in Charleston's historic district, this 20,000 word Lowcountry novella is a sweet Romance that asks a serious question: Should anyone be held accountable for mistakes of the past?...
|Title||:||North of Broad|
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|Number of Pages||:||67 Pages|
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North of Broad Reviews
North of Broad is a romance novella that isn't just a romance. There's a sense of a living, breathing past that's leeching out into the present (without being a time-travel romance, don't worry) and at the same time a sense of the characters' present coloring their understanding of the past. I found the characters enjoyable and the two main characters very relatable, particularly Trey the male lead. The writing is good and the scenes are believable; the secondary characters don't fall into the trap of any of the southern stereotypes, and you get a sense that McKay really loves the land and the time periods she's writing about. Definitely look for more of her work, and if you're on the fence about this novella, please give it a try.
Kimberli McKay has captured the essence of Charleston in only 20,000 words and added in a sweet romance as a bonus. Trey takes Claire on every tour from the beautiful Battery to the historical churches of the Holy City. And as they travel, they fall in love, but one of them has secrets. Can their love survive the mistakes of the past?This has to be my favorite of McKay’s books, she really has a way of putting you right there in the story. If you're looking for a sweet, romantic novella, check out North of Broad by Kimberli S McKay. My thanks to the author for my copy of North of Broad in exchange for my fair and honest review.
As a lover of Charleston, rich in history, this book was beautifully written, and I learned something I did not know about that beautiful city. Claire embarqs on her thesis project while in Charleston, and meets the handsome Trey tour guide and also a descendent of one Josiah Newsome, once found guilty of murder. Trey and Claire both find themselves attracted towards each other, and through a short story more is revealed about the murder of which Josiah Newsome was found guilty. A must read for lovers of history and Charleston!