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Beautiful Beginnings (A Vienna Rossi Paranormal Mystery)

A Lost Souls, Book 2
Narrated by: Karen Bachman
Series: A Lost Souls, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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Vienna Rossi is going to the marine corps ball.

The bad news is she will be on a blind date.

The good news is the ball is being held in Las Vegas.

Everything was going smoothly until Jack, her handsome spirit guide, suddenly shows up.

The last time she’d seen Jack, her life had been in jeopardy.

Vienna hopes that her date isn’t a psycho serial killer like her previous one.

Or was this time different?

Could Jack be jealous?

Suddenly strange things begin to happen; reoccurring nightmares, objects moving on their own, a marked page in a magazine that leads Vienna to the Titanic exhibit.

Could a ghost be trying to reach her?

Join Vienna, Kim, and Jack, as they team up for a heartwarming paranormal adventure that opens the door to a life full of beautiful beginnings.

©2014 Michelle Ann Hollstein (P)2019 Michelle Ann Hollsftein

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loved it!

I loved watching this mystery come to a conclusion. one of my favorite things about it was that it wasn't just 1 mystery, but a few of them. it was almost like having multiple stories. I really love the characters. the narration was okay, although not as natural as I would have liked. you could tell she was reading and not just telling a story. the writing however makes up for that. once you get past the narrator the writing gets you lost in the story. I would definitely recommend this book!

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Vienna new beginning

Beautiful Beginnings is a lovely mystery about reconciling the past to be with the one you love. Vienna has a triple mystery on her hand and one is to discover herself. I loved how the author combined three storyline effortlessly into one plot. The book is so descriptive that I must admit I had years in my eyes but a smile on my heart.
The book is well written and a joy to read. Karen Bachman is an absolute amazing narrator. I received this review copy at my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review here. This book is a must read for paranormal mystery lovers.

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LOVED IT

Another great book in this series, Vienna, Kim and her spirit guide Jack have to help another spirit cross over. What i loved about this book was the ghost was a victim of the titanic. I love this scenario. This series is fantastic. I look forward to more in this series. The narrator did a great job with the voices. I was gifted this book at my request in exchange for an honest review.

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Love this series!

I am enjoying listening to the Vienna Rossi series.
Love the paranormal parts that enhance the story.
I love her friend Kim and how she takes the paranormal in stride.

Can't wait to read the next one!

This book was a review copy and this is my honest review

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  • Kim
  • Alabama
  • 09-04-19

I truly enjoy Vienna Rossi books.

I enjoyed this book. It kept a quick pace, in there is not spots lagging, and had plenty of action. I really like that it doesn't focus on blood and guts but events that leave a lost soul behind and their feelings surrounding their loved ones involved in the events.

Karen Bachman does a great job with narration. She has a soft mesmerizing and soothing voice.

I highly recommend!

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Lighthearted Cozy Mystery

I am enjoying the Vienna Rossi cozy mysteries, almost as much as I love Aggie Underhill. This series is lighthearted, fun, refreshing and totally entertaining. I really like the paranormal aspect to this series and Michelle Hollstein gives listeners a lovely break from real life with this cozy mystery series. Vienna Rossi and friends takes us on an adventure to help lost souls go on their way, of course this is after figuring out what they need accomplished so the ghosts can move on. I'm picky with what cozy mysteries I'll listen to because most authors repeat the same story just changing a few details. Ms Hollstein is a wonderful teller of tales. Her writings of Vienna Rossi and Aggie Underhill are cozy mysteries that I highly recommend to my friends. She's up there with Angela Pepper, Erin Johnson, Colleen Cross and few others. If you haven't checked out her cozies then you are missing out. The narration was very well done. Karen Bachman gives the characters their own voices and emotions and really brings the story to life.

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

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Covers so much ground!

This one I really liked A LOT! The military reference made me smile.. The older gentleman at the Ball...the actually pretty good blind date..the Titanic..(Jack huh?!)...the pain and agony of love and loss...and then there was VEGAS! I laughed like crazy when characters from a whole different series of Michelle Hollstein books..suddenly made an appearance here! This had so much going on..I had to rewind a few times to be sure I was keeping up with it all. I still really enjoy the narration on this story. It am much more engrossed with the storyline than being frustrated with the narrator. I personally think that's a good thing! Give this a listen....and open your mind. I like the thought that I might have a spirit guide.

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Beautiful Beginnings

This is a great read. Vienna Rossi is going to the Marine Ball. She is set to go on a blind date. This is an awesome read. That has some great humor and a great storyline. This Author has great creativity. And does a great job at bringing the Characters out as well. The Narrator does a fantastic job on this book. I definitely recommend.
Shauna Joesten

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heart warming

I love that this one has to deal with marines. When Vienna sees all of the fallen solders standing in the ball I got chills. tears started down my face! The connection she makes between her date and the grandpa had me crying too! be prepared to cry and laugh with this one!

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  • CDH
  • Reading, PA USA
  • 09-19-19

I definitely need to read/listen to book 1

Loved this series. I missed book 1, but will surly go back to it. Vienna and Jack are fun supernatural sleuths. Enjoyed the narration also!!

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  • Helen
  • 08-09-19

amazing book

amazing book
Suddenly strange things begin to happen; reoccurring nightmares, objects moving on their own, a marked page in a magazine that leads Vienna to the Titanic exhibit.
Could a ghost be trying to reach her?