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History, Mystery, and Romance in the South Carolina Lowcountry!
~ A haunted necklace . . .
~ A trickster rabbit . . .
~ An ingenious slave . . .
~ A shrieking droll . . .
~ A fiancé returned from the dead . . .
. . . all come to life in Lynn Michelsohn's charming collection of gentle ghost stories and colorful folklore from the South Carolina coast.
Enjoy these sometimes-eerie, sometimes-sad, sometimes-humorous folktales. Each relates to specific locations and events from the four historic rice plantations that make up Brookgreen Gardens—South Carolina's popular tourist attraction near Myrtle Beach. Many of these tales come out of the rich Gullah culture that once flourished along this coast.
Enrich your visit to the Carolina Lowcountry, whether you are a tourist, an armchair traveler, or a devotee of ghost stories and folklore.

Encounter the Lowcountry's unique characters and folkways while you savor Tales from Brookgreen, as retold by this tenth generation Carolinian.

Published: Lynn Michelsohn on Dec 30, 2011
ISBN: 9781466119895
List price: $4.99
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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.read more
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Tales from Brookgreen Gardens is a wonderful collection of stories from South Carolina as told by two women who run a museum/shop. Brookgreen Gardens is located in the South Carolina Lowlands and used to be a collection of Rice Plantations, but now, as I previously mentioned, a museum which the author used to visit with one of the workers, Cousin Corrie. Cousin Corrie worked alongside Genevieve Chandler, both of this ladies would tell tales to those who visited the shop.The book contains about eight different stories that cover a wide period of history. The first one, the Mistress of Brookgreen is set just before the war of Independence and concerns the Brookgreen Rice Plantation and Rachel Moore Allston Flagg, the woman who becomes the Mistress of Brookgreen. This tale contains a nice mix of historical characters, such as the George Washington, General Cornwallis, amongst others who interact with the mistress.The remaining chapters contain stories relating to disappearing rice, ghosts of a heartbroken Lady-in-white, ghosts of ships, folk tales, and so on. All told this collection of stories creates a very interesting picture of life in South Carolina and I heartily recommend it to everybody!(less)read more
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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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Tales from Brookgreen Gardens is a wonderful collection of stories from South Carolina as told by two women who run a museum/shop. Brookgreen Gardens is located in the South Carolina Lowlands and used to be a collection of Rice Plantations, but now, as I previously mentioned, a museum which the author used to visit with one of the workers, Cousin Corrie. Cousin Corrie worked alongside Genevieve Chandler, both of this ladies would tell tales to those who visited the shop.The book contains about eight different stories that cover a wide period of history. The first one, the Mistress of Brookgreen is set just before the war of Independence and concerns the Brookgreen Rice Plantation and Rachel Moore Allston Flagg, the woman who becomes the Mistress of Brookgreen. This tale contains a nice mix of historical characters, such as the George Washington, General Cornwallis, amongst others who interact with the mistress.The remaining chapters contain stories relating to disappearing rice, ghosts of a heartbroken Lady-in-white, ghosts of ships, folk tales, and so on. All told this collection of stories creates a very interesting picture of life in South Carolina and I heartily recommend it to everybody!(less)
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
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