Title:Tales from Brookgreen: Folklore, Ghost Stories, and Gullah Folktales in the South Carolina Lowcountry
Author: Lynn Michelsohn
Published Date: Aug 18, 2009
Publisher: Cleanan Press, inc.
Copy provided by: author
Genre: geographic folklore
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Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: History, Mystery, and Romance in the Carolina Lowcountry! A haunted necklace . . . a trickster rabbit . . . an ingenious slave . . . a shrieking droll . . . and a fiance 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, each 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.
Review: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
If you like reading the historical fables of different locations of the United States, you’ll love reading this book.It’s a book filled with different stories from the area of South Caroline near to Myrtle Beach. The stories start in colonial times and extend through the American Revolution, to past the end of the Civil War. Each of the stories are extremely well-written and make you feel like you’re sitting there, in the shop, listening to the women speak their tales.
Each of the stories are long enough to bring in enough detail that I could see it in my mind, and yet, short enough to keep my attention. Each of them tie in well to each other and lead into the next.