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.
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🎄 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).
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What’s The Ghost of Christmas Past about?
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Title: The Ghost of Christmas Past by Angie Fox
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #8.5
Published by Self-Published 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
Review Format: eBook, Audiobook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Audible*
What did I think?
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.
- Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1) (2015)
- A Ghostly Gift (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1.5) (2015)
- The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2) (2015)
- Ghost of a Chance (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2.5) (2016)
- The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #3) (2016)
- Deader Homes and Gardens (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #4) (2016)
- Dog Gone Ghost (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #4.5) (2017)
- Sweet Tea and Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #5) (2017)
- Murder on the Sugarland Express (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #6) (2017)
- Pecan Pies and Dead Guys (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #7) (2018)
- The Mint Julep Murders (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #8) (2019)
- The Ghost of Christmas Past (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #8.5) (2019)
- Southern Bred and Dead (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #9) (2020)
- The Haunted Homecoming (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #10) (2021)
Buy Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries in print, ebook and audio formats.
Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository*
And because I love Tavia’s narration so much, here’s her bio too.
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Bye for now,