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The Ghost of Christmas Past (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #8.5) by Angie Fox – 12 Days of Blogmas 2020 #ChristmasWithKtkinnes

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Hello, my lovelies. Welcome to my tenth post of the 12 Days of Blogmas 2020 festive blogging challenge. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about The Ghost of Christmas Past by Angie Fox. A Christmas novella in her cozy paranormal mystery series, Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries.

We’re nearing the end of this fabulous challenge. However, if you don’t know what it’s all about…

🎄 What is 12 DAYS OF BLOGMAS? 🎄

The 12 Days of Blogmas is an excellent choice for anyone new to the whole blogging world of Blogmas. This is my first year taking part and I wasn’t entirely sure if I’d be able to dedicate enough time to it.

For this aspect of Blogmas, blogging start on 1st December and we post daily for the first 12 days, or post every other day (which is what I decided to do).

Alternatively, some bloggers follow the 12 Days of Christmas from 25th December to 6th January in line with the Christian Church. This allows them to either rest before taking part, or follow their usual blogging schedule in the lead up to the 12 Days of Blogmas.

What’s The Ghost of Christmas Past about?

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The Ghost of Christmas Past (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #8.5) by Angie Fox – 12 Days of Blogmas 2020 #ChristmasWithKtkinnesMy Rating:
Title: The Ghost of Christmas Past by Angie Fox
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #8.5
Published by Self-Published, Angie Fox on 29 November, 2019
Genres: Cozy Paranormal Mystery
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 3 hours 22 minutes
No. of Pages: 152

From NY Times Bestselling Author, Angie Fox, a hauntingly fun holiday addition to the USA TODAY bestselling Southern Ghost Hunter series

She needs a Christmas miracle...

Verity Long is ready to deck the halls, jingle some bells, and maybe, just maybe have a merry Christmas with her boyfriend’s stuffy family. Truly, if she doesn’t extend the proverbial olive branch to the overbearing Wydells, she’s afraid she’ll hit them over the head with it.

But when her boyfriend’s mother pulls a shocking stunt, Verity finds herself with a big decision to make. And if that’s not enough, there’s an unexpected guest at her door. It’s the ghost of the woman who helped rescue Verity’s pet skunk three years ago that very night. And now she’s there to change Verity’s life as well.

*A "between the books" holiday story you don't want to miss!

Rating: Clean and Wholesome
Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance


Source: Bought
Formats Available: Kindle with Narration, eBook, Audiobook, Paperback
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal Link ¦ Audible*

What did I think?

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 A Wonderful Cozy Tale of Christmas Spirit.

I’m a big fan of The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series and have read all the books to date. Angie’s writing style is fantastic. I love the pace at which her tales flow, how she lets the mysteries evolve and how she weaves all the elements of her stories together. The characters are full-bodied – even the dead ones – and easily come to life in my imagination. Angie weaves present-day mysteries and murders with those of the past and always includes a twist that surprises me!

Although this is a quick short read, all of my expectations were met beautifully.

I was completely engaged from the first page to the last. The Ghost of Christmas Past will be one of those books I reach for again and again.

I downloaded the narration and was once again impressed by Tavia Gilbert’s performance. The pace at which she read, the emotions she infused the different scenes with and the tonal variations she used for the dialogue. Tavia’s narration added rather than diminished Angie’s book.

I really loved this story.

The Ghost of Christmas Past is a great introduction to the series if you haven’t started it yet. We also get a sneaky excerpt from the next book at the end too.

Keep reading to find out more about the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series and its author.

Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries

The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries sits comfortably in the ‘cozy mystery’ genre. Although, some of the ghostly scenes feel less than cosy. 😉 This murder mystery series is set in modern America – Sugarland, Tennessee to be exact – and features the town’s residents, both living and deceased. Each book contains a new self-contained mystery for our heroine, Verity, to solve.

Books in the Series

If you haven’t read any of the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries books yet, it’s never too late to start your adventure. Read my thoughts on each one or buy them for yourself using the links below.

Buy Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries in print, ebook and audio formats.

Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible ¦ Book Depository

About Angie Fox

Author - Angie Fox

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries. Her characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Angie wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.

Angie is best known for her SOUTHERN SPIRITS™ mysteries, and for her ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER books.

And because I love Tavia’s narration so much, here’s her bio too.

About Tavia Gilbert

Narrator - Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert is a trusted and sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, non-fiction, and genre fiction. She has a particular love for work that focuses on social justice, so she has been proud to voice work such as Eleanor Roosevelt’s autobiography, lyrical remembrances of a child’s perspective of the Holocaust, Yellow Star, or a young Muslim immigrant’s perspective of September 11th, The Day of the Pelican, and Let Me Stand Alone, the extraordinary collection of writing by Rachel Corrie.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about The Ghost of Christmas Past. Now go check it out! 

Are you taking part in Blogmas? Let me know! Drop your link in the comments and I’ll visit. Before you go, check out my previous Blogmas posts.

Let the festive season continue!

signature graphic. Happy reading from flora image sitting on books

Bye for now,

Flora x

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About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(2) Comments

  1. Sometimes quick reads can work perfectly! Especially for Christmas stories, I think. Glad this was a good one, and that the narration was so good too!

    1. Thanks Kit. I think it’ll be one I listen to next Christmas.

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