Tales from Brookgreen

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History, Mystery, and Romance in the Carolina Lowcountry!

A haunted necklace, a trickster rabbit, an ingenious slave, a shrieking droll, and a fiancé returned from the dead all come to life in Lynn Michelsohn's new collection of Carolina Lowcountry ghost stories and folklore from the four historic rice plantations making up Brookgreen Gardens─South Carolina's popular tourist attraction near Myrtle Beach.

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Overview

History, Mystery, and Romance in the Carolina Lowcountry!

A haunted necklace, a trickster rabbit, an ingenious slave, a shrieking droll, and a fiancé returned from the dead all come to life in Lynn Michelsohn's new collection of Carolina Lowcountry ghost stories and folklore from the four historic rice plantations making up Brookgreen Gardens─South Carolina's popular tourist attraction near Myrtle Beach.

These enchanting folktales, tied to specific plantation locations and historical events, enrich the enjoyment of any visit to the Lowcountry for tourists, armchair travelers, or devotees of ghost stories and folklore.

Lynn Michelsohn, a tenth generation Carolinian, is clearly drawn to history, mystery, and romance wherever she finds it, as her previous book, "Roswell, Your Travel Guide to the UFO Capital of the World!" explores intrigues of a different kind. Now, in "Tales from Brookgreen" her charming retelling of these sometimes-eerie, sometimes-sad, sometimes-humorous tales engages readers in characters and folkways unique to the Carolina Lowcountry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977161454
  • Publisher: Cleanan Press
  • Publication date: 8/16/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,038,144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Lynn Michelsohn, a tenth generation Carolinian, is clearly drawn to history, mystery, and romance wherever she finds it, as her previous book, "Roswell, Your Travel Guide to the UFO Capital of the World!" explores intrigues of a different kind. Now, in "Tales from Brookgreen" her charming retelling of these sometimes-eerie, sometimes-sad, sometimes-humorous tales engages readers in characters and folkways unique to the Carolina Lowcountry.
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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    Highly recommended

    When I started to read this book I did not think I would like enjoy it, but when I really got into it I enjoyed it immensely. In my minds eye I could actually visualize Brookgreen Gardens, past and present. I have learned more about the Lowcountry after only a few stories. It is an awesome thing to learn about the history,legends,folklore and even some ghost stories of a place so close but never been there. There is war,building planting rice,death,sickness and romance all rolled up in this story. It is also fun to learn little things about the author and Aunt Corrie,Miss Genevieve and the Flaggs. Than you so much for allowing me the opportunity to read/review this wonderful book.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

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    Great Read

    Bravo to Mrs Michelsohn for a lovely book. I loved this book. It is the perfect mix of history and foklore told in a lovely style. As a fellow Lowcountry person I fell in love with the stories told throughout this book. I found myself laughing at some parts of the story as it felt like I was listening to my grandma or aunts telling me another one of the many stories they have heard over the years. The style of writing with it being told through little short stories told over the years was brillant. I loved learning more untold history that I didn't already know. It was amazing hearing about a lot of the famous events in history by way of stories. I really think this is a must read for history buffs,foklore lovers and those that just love to hear old stories. I am tipping my southern belle hat off to the writer. She brought the old world of the south out in this book tenfold. Overall I loved this book and would recommend it to others.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Brookgreen Gardens legends are fun, informative

    This is a great book if you like getting to know more about the people, history, legends and culture of places you visit. It contains fun and informative stories from one particular tourist destination, Brookgreen Gardens on the South Carolina coast, from Colonial times thru the 20th Century. Lynn Michelsohn's retelling of stories told by Hostesses at Brookgreen Gardens captures the spirit of the Lowcountry while her black and white images recreate its mysterious atmosphere. Interesting characters, some famous and some not, populate the tales. Those about ghosts are eerie but not scary, more like visits with old friends. The book itself is a mixture of storytelling and guidebook elements such as locations and local history. It can get a little heavy on the history for a book of tales and legends, but many of those parts are set off from the main text so you can skip them if you want. While some of the stories are already familiar if you know the Lowcountry, the storytellers include their own connections to them so they take on a more personal dimension. Read this book if you plan to visit Brookgreen Gardens or the Carolina Lowcountry.

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