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A Highland Ghost for Christmas

Gambling Ghosts Series, Book 1
Series: Gambling Ghosts Series, Book 1
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Jilted by her fiancé, librarian Maddy Jacobson is nursing a broken heart when her best friend gives her an early Christmas present. Intended to be a fun psychic reading in a spooky tea house, the gift turns out to be life changing. Maddy becomes haunted by a mischievous Highland ghost.

Ruggedly handsome, Cullen Macfie, the Highlander, has been dead for over three centuries, and never in all those years has he been so attracted to a woman, as he is to Maddy. He falls hopelessly in love and decides to woo her.

Can there be a future for a librarian and a naughty Highland ghost? 

A Highland Ghost for Christmas is a sweet romantic comedy guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart, make you laugh out loud, and leave you craving a man in a kilt...and shortbread, of course.

©2016 Jo-Ann Carson Terpstra (P)2018 Jo-Ann Carson Terpstra

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Amazingly Awful! What did I listen to??????

Wow, I am so surprised at these reviews... Seriously? What did I just listen to? A stupid story that's what! Really a 300 year old ghost baking cookies and having snowball fights with a so called "heartbroken" Maddy? She wasn't even heartbroken. That is not even the half of it. This book has to be one of the worst I have listened too. I actually finished it because I just couldn't believe what I was listening too.

Just terrible, don't waste an hour and half on this!

As for the narration, it was terrible too. Why did Maddy have to sound like an idiot?? Ugh the only good parts of the narration was the voice (not words) of Cullen the 300 year old Ghost from Scotland. That is the only reason the performance gets 2 stars.

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A Highland Ghost for Christmas

I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun, lighthearted and yet touching story.
It flowed nicely and the narration made the story come alive. Even though I've already read the book and knew I loved it, I was excited to listen to the audible version too. Very well done and enjoyable listening to . Read with the perfect speed and their voices held my attention. (oh...gotta love that accent too!)

Maddy is trying to heal a broken heart and her friend decides to give her a psychic reading as a Christmas gift. That’s when everything changes. Cullen is a gambling, bad boy Highland ghost, and when he notices Maddy, he really wants to get to meet her. His counselor angel , Cee Cee, makes a deal with him and gives him a chance to redeem himself because she thinks Maddy and Cullen will be able to help each other. That’s when all the fun begins.

Several laugh out loud moments and some very touching moments also. Jo-Ann Carson really made this a fun and interesting story and I was happy to be able to listen to the audio version now too.

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very sweet

this wasn't vulgar in any way which I liked
it was sweet and festive. great story.

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Ghostly love.

This was a cute, rather clean story. With the way this book went, I am curious about how the others in the series will go. Ghost falls in love with woman. Woman falls in love with ghost. Woman forsakes human man in favor of ghost she can never actually be with. Ghost loves her enough to step back and propel her and the human man toward each other. Woman and human man find their HEA (as is evidenced by the epilogue) and ghost moves on to heaven. Will the whole series be of this nature? Overall, this was an enjoyable read and I'm curious how the other books in the series will play out. I don't feel strongly driven to continue the series, but I wouldn't be opposed to it either, particularly with them being such quick reads.

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A Highland Ghost for Christmas

I enjoyed listening to this short sweet novella. The humor interjected throughout was perfect... I actually chuckled out loud a few times. There was also a perfect happily ever after.

I look forward to more stories by Jo-Ann Carson as well as the narrators, Lisa Reichert and Darren Pollock.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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One of my favourite books! Very enjoyable.

I have read and listened to this book over and over. And it never fails to amuse me. I really like the humour and if you think about it, what better gift for a woman that has just had her heart broken. An overbearing, overprotective, gentlemanly Scottish ghost. I really enjoyed the whole concept of the story and the narration was perfect. It made the old story come to life.

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Quench your Scottish ghost craving with this fluff

The audiobook narration had really good production quality. I really loved the male narrator, Darren Pollock, who did only the dialogue for all three male characters. His Scottish brogue was perfect and so very sexy! I hope that he does more Scottish romances in the future. However, I was not very fond of the female narrator, Lisa Reichert, who did most of the narration. Her work was technically great and emotive, but I think that she made Maddie (a woman in her twenties) sound way too old and too mousy. She sounded exactly like Bettie White when she was on the “Golden Girls”.
The story is very pleasant and adorable. It took an unexpected turn, but everyone did have a happy ending. The story has a light, breezy, funny tone. The romance is “clean”, AKA just kissing. I also enjoyed the Christmas theme and the paranormal theme. I recommend it to anyone who loves ghost romances and sweet romantic comedies.

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I'm team ghost

A great beginning for a series. It's very short.
I can't wait for more of this, I want to say more about what I'd would have liked to see happen, but I absolutely hate spoilers, so I won't go into details.
The narrator brings the story life.
Reasons I enjoyed this audio book:
Happily Ever After, Romantic, Wonderful characters, Great world building, Unpredictable, Original, easy-to- listen to, Entertaining, Funny, Haunting, Whimsical.
Bookshelves/tags:
contemporary, ghost, humorous, paranormal, romance, series, sweet.
This Audio book was given to me at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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Lighthearted and charming

There's a delightfully cheeky ghost whose antics made me laugh out loud and wish I had him around when I needed him. This story s a short, sweet escape from the worries of the world. An added bonus at the end: a traditional Scottish recipe and the little-known secret to its success. You're in good hands when you read a book by Jo-Ann Carson!

In spite of the cover showing a gorgeous guy, there are no overt sexual scenes here: just good old-fashioned kissing. Just the way I like it!

The main reader, Lisa Riechert, seems to have done mostly non-fiction before this and I wondered if she could step up to the challenge of reading fictional material. Her voice has a lovely tone and I feel she shows great promise for reading fiction. Darren Pollock, reads the ghost character with a delightful Scottish burr.

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A Highland Ghost for Christmas

A very good book that I enjoyed listening to it is a story that had me crying by the end, but it turned out very good, the narrator was one voice I liked listening to.

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