Friday, November 29, 2019

The Ghost of Christmas Past by Angie Fox

The Ghost of Christmas Past (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #8.5)
Happy Black Friday!  I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving.  Are you taking advantage of the Black Friday deals?  Amazon has some amazing deals (I belong to Amazon Prime so I can get the items delivered within two days and I do not have to fight the crowds).  Angie Fox is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.  She writes cute, humorous, action-packed paranormal mysteries.  While her characters are clever and fearless, Angie is afraid of basements, bees and going upstairs when it is dark behind her.  In other words, Angie would not last two minutes in one of her stories.  Angie writes The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries and A Biker Witches Mystery series.  You can find out more about Angie and her books by visiting her website where you can also sign up for her newsletter which will garner you a free book.  You can also follow Angie Fox on Amazon and they will notify you when she has a new release.  Angie is on Facebook as well.
'A Christmas Carol: Day 6' “Business!” cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” It held up its chain at arm’s length, as if that were the cause of all its unavailing grief, and flung it heavily upon the ground again. #NoteStream #NoteStreamBookClub
The Ghost of Christmas Past by Angie Fox has Verity Long getting ready for the Wydells annual Christmas Eve party.  She borrowed a dress and shoes from her sister plus she has done up her hair and applied lipstick.  Then a delivery man arrives with an astonishing package that comes at a steep cost. Virginia has done it again and it is the last straw for Verity.  With her evening suddenly free, Verity is thrilled when an old friend who is now a ghost appears on her doorstep.  When she asks Verity for a favor, she is happy to oblige.  Frankie, though, is less than thrilled since he has a date with Molly in just two hours.  Verity believes it will be a simple errand, but things are never easy when there are animals and ghosts involved.  Verity gets an unexpected opportunity that will change her life.
 a christmas carol -- 1868 edition illustration
The Ghost of Christmas Past by Angie Fox is a “between the books” holiday story.  It can be read as a standalone, but The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries are an entertaining series of books that are not to be missed.  I was instantly drawn into The Ghost of Christmas Past with Verity, Frankie, Lucy and Ellis.  I like Angie Fox’s engaging writing style which makes for a pleasant to read story.  The book has delightful characters (except for Virginia) with my favorite being Frankie the German.  He is a ghost that was a gangster in the 1920s.  I just love his snarky dialogue and he finds some new friends in this story that allows us to see Frankie’s softer side.  Virginia is my least favorite character who decides to humiliate Verity once again.  This is a humorous retelling of Charles Dickens classic tale.  The Ghost of Christmas Past is a magical tale with surprising spirits, a grating gift, alarming animals, lopsided lights and one painful party.
The Ghost of Christmas Future by vaughany_boy
The Ghost of Christmas Past is out today. It is available through Amazon*, Amazon UK, Kobo, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Google Play.  You can The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries here on Amazon.  The next tale in The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries is Southern Bred and Dead which will be out on August 28, 2020.  It is available for pre-order.  I hope everyone has a jolly good day.  I plan on sharing my review of An Amish Christmas Promise by Jo Ann Brown which comes out on December 1.  Take care, drive safely and Happy Reading!

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Young Woman by a Christmas Tree - Max Rimböck , 1918 German, 1890-1956 Oil on artist’s board , 63,2 x 51,1 cm
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