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Publisher's Summary

Tis the season...for ghosts. Verity Long has come to terms with the fact that she can see spirits, and talk to them, and...she's actually making cookies for one of them. But she's drawing the line at any more ghost hunting or mystery solving. Until a dear friend needs help locating a missing antique at the party of the year. Not one to leave a friend in need, Verity straps on her sparkly heels and sneaks in to see what she can find - only to uncover a startling secret that will change everything.

©2016 Angie Fox (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Ghost of a Chance is book 2.5 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. This is a cozy mystery told in 1st person POV for main character Verity Long. This book is a quick read/listen at only 54 pages or 1 hour and 3 minutes.

The series is about a woman named Verity who unknowingly cleans out a man named Frankie's ashes from an old vase looking jar into her rosebushes and it traps his ghost on her property allowing him to only leave when Verity takes his urn off the property. The ghost, Frankie, shows himself to her and so begins her ability to see ghosts.

In this book, Matthew, a ghost that we met in the last book, needs some help. He reaches out to Verity to help get his mother's necklace back so that he can give it to Josephine, a ghost that we met in the first book.

I really enjoyed the historical aspect that these books have been giving since the ghosts we have met are not the newly deceased.

I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed reading this book as much as I enjoyed listening to it. The narrator really injects a lot of emotion into her reading and she really sells the suspense and fear. She did a really good job. Her voices were distinct and clear and her pronunciation was good. The audio editing was off in one place in chapter 13 where you could tell that it was pieced together and a word was partially cut off.

So far, I recommend this series!

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Maybe ghost are other?

I recently lost my son and my brother within a year of each other and I really enjoy listening to these humorouss books that make me believe that their ghosts may still be around and that when I talk to them they may actually hear me.

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Great Little Emotional Story

For a short story/novella, Angie Fox packed in the emotional wallops. I really started to feel for Verity and Frankie in this one. In Ghost of Chance, I felt like the author really gave us a good idea of how lonely both Frankie and Verity’s existence are. Verity’s ostracization from Sugarland doesn’t seem to have eased any from Skeletons in the Closet and it appears that she and Ellis are still keeping their relationship on the down low. This leads Verity to a very quiet Christmas and poor Frankie still being tethered to her house can’t really seem to find any joy in the season either. But the big emotional was Mrs. Jackson’s heartbreak over her losing her son in the Civil War. Goodness the author did a great job of describing her pain and loss. I was glad to see the story end happily but it was one emotional ride to get there.

Tavia Gilbert continues to delight as the voice of Verity and the citizens of Sugarland

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I love this series!

this series is amazing! and the short stories are a perfect way to get you ready for the next book!

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Cute Little Short

Verity is up to her usual hijinks in this cute little short. She ands Frankie team up to restore a friend's family relationship.

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Love does conquer all.

Verity takes another plunge into the ghostly realm in search of an heirloom, where she encounters an angry ghost at a Christmas party. Hopefully she can set things to rights.
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This series is full of light hearted feel good stories. They are a nice escape from the everyday.

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Beautiful Ghostly Love Story

Ghost of a Chance is a bea6love story that combines love with forgiveness and a family reunion. This book is well written with fun quirky characters. I highly recommend this book. This is my honest unbiased review.

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Fun short!

This was a fun short listen! When I finished listening to the previous installment in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series, I had about another hour of time to fill so I decided to dive right into this short story. I feel like this story would work well on its own without having read any of the other books in the series.

Verity and Frankie go to work at a party in order to help a ghost we met in the previous installment retrieve an item that he needs. Verity is working a party serving food but there is a ghostly funeral occurring in the same space. Nothing seems to go as planned. I couldn’t wait to see how Verity would be able to do achieve her goals. Tavia Gilbert’s performance was wonderful and added to the overall experience.

I would recommend this story to others! I think that this was a very entertaining story which would be an ideal way for readers to give the series a try. I definitely plan to read more of this series just as soon as I can.

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Wonderful story and characters

Great narration and story line very entertaining and enjoyable going to listen to this book again soon

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  • IAN
  • 11-05-21

‘Tis the Season…for Ghosts.

Verity Long has come to terms with the fact that she can see spirits, and talk to them, and…she’s actually making cookies for one of them.

But she’s drawing the line at any more ghost hunting or mystery solving.

Until a dear friend needs help locating a missing antique at the party of the year.

Not one to leave a friend in need, Verity straps on her sparkly heels and sneaks in to see what she can find—only to uncover a startling secret that will change everything.

An enjoyable Christmas novella, where Verity is again thrust into the roll of Ghost hunter.

With a great set of characters, in a well plotted and written mystery.

This was the audiobook edition from Audible UK’s ‘Plus Catalogue’ and wonderfully narrated by Tavia Gilbert.

This is a fun series to read or listen to.

Y’all need a bit of good old Southern Spirits and charm from time to time, so y’all just come on over and sit a while.

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  • 01-22-20

A Festive Short Story To Warm The Heart.

I'm already a big fan of this series; I love Ms Fox's writing style, the pace at which her tales flow, how she weaves all the elements together and how she manages to engage me completely in the story. She seamlessly weaves present day mysteries with those of the past and always includes a twist that surprises me!

Although Ghost of a Chance is a quick short read, all of my expectations were met beautifully and it still managed to put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye.

I downloaded the narration and was once again impressed by Tavia Gilbert's performance: the pace at which she read, the emotions she infused into the different scenes and the tonal variations she used for the dialogue.

I really loved this sweet ghostly story and only rated it 4 stars instead of 5 because I am reluctant to award 5 stars to books this short.