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- Listening Length: 1 hour and 2 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: December 13, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MTYKS0J
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Ghost of a Chance Audiobook – Unabridged
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He wants to propose to his ghostly sweetheart and wishes to give her the opal necklace his mother promised him when he took a bride. Unfortunately, he and his mother had a falling out when he signed up to fight for the North and he came from a family of Southerners. Verity wants to help so in the guise of a catering server for her friend, she and Frankie attend Major Jackson's descendants' Christmas party at the old family mansion. Verity discovers things are not as the ghost described and she is determined to make it a Merry Christmas all around.
This shorty in the Southern Ghost Hunter series was a heartwarming holiday edition to the series. It's fun to have Verity and Frankie banter their way through another ghostly assignment that has a touch of romance.
Tavia Gilbert's narration of the story just made it even better.
All-round enjoyable quick short story between the larger novels of the series. I would recommend getting it after book two so the ongoing plot thread makes more sense.
Verity is making sugar cookies with deceased gangster Frankie hanging around when Union soldier — deceased, of course — Matthew shows up on her doorstep in need of help. He wants to marry but needs a necklace to present to his bride-to-be that only Verity can get for him, because he was forbidden to enter his old home when he joined the Union Army. Since she’ll need to use Frankie’s power to go there and see the dead, which saps Frankie, she has to use Southern Belles as an enticement. As good fortune would have it, Verity’s friend Lauralee is catering so there is some fun stuff going on as she mingles with the corporeal and the non-corporeal.
It doesn’t take long for Verity to realize mending a family relationship is just as important as obtaining that necklace for Matthew. Ghost of a Chance has just the right dash of fun — Frankie’s urn gets used as a serving tray ornament — and enough warmth and holiday spirit — no pun intended — to make this a short and enjoyable read. It’s fluff, but fluff with enough warmth and whimsy that you don’t feel too ridiculous for having read and enjoyed it. A nice treat.
I didn't introduce you to Josephine yet, did I? Well, she was a young woman who had been befriended by Verity in an earlier book. And when Matthew and Josephine first met each other, it was instant...attraction...
So with Christmas coming, Matthew wanted help in getting a present for Josephine. A very nice gesture, Verity thought... But he didn't want to give her just any present. He wanted to give her a pearl necklace that had belonged to his mother and which was promised to Matthew for the woman he fell in love with. Verity guessed; and Matthew confirmed that he was going to ask Josephine to marry him at Christmas...
By the way, most of the ghosts in this series are earth bound for one reason or another, but others, when they've died, automatically have gone into the light...
There was only one problem, the necklace was in the 7th generation home of the Jacksons, one of the most important families in Sugarland! This is another heartbreaker story, since there had been a final disagreement between Matthew and his mother, when he had chosen to fight for the Yankees, and she had banned him from ever coming back home!
One of the best things about this series is Verity and how she now has an ability to talk to ghosts, but it is the action and dialogue created by the author in her ghost hunting activities that makes the series a winner. Sure, she's scared, but she's gutsy and won't go back on a promise once she says she'll help. In this case, she helps not only Matthew and Josephine, but... well, I highly recommend you get this short story if you haven't previously read any of the series. It's an excellent example of what Verity is all about in both helping her town of Sugarland and in helping earth-bound ghosts find happiness!
And there're all so much fun to read, with an underlying humor between characters Verity and Frankie...and with the various ghosts, at least after they get over trying to be scary...😟 Enjoy!
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Although part of a series, this nice little tale can be appreciated as a stand alone.Read more
I highly recommend this series as well as the authors other series.