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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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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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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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All Ghosts should be this lovable!

Maddy was suffering from a broken heart. She found the man she was to marry making out with another woman. Her best friend gives her an odd Christmas gift. It was a reading by an eccentric old woman at a creaky tea house. Mandy’s not crazy about the gift , but goes along with it, and is immediately haunted by the handsome, 300 year old Highland ghost Cullen Macfie.
But he’s not just any old ghost . He’s a tall well built redhead in a kilt! Cullen’s problem is he can’t move on until he earns his way.
Maddy can’t see him, because he a ghost, so he shows himself by moving things around, and communicates with by writing to her. The more time they spend together, they begin to fall in love. Maddy desperately wants to see Cullen but he can only be seen for a certain amount of time in the very early hours of the morning. Once she sees him she’s hooked! I loved this book. It made me laugh, it made me sigh, it made me fall in love with Cullen and Maddy. What will happen to Cullen and Maddy. Will there be a happy ending for them? You must treat yourself to this book! I’m certain you will love it too.

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A Hauntingly Sweet Love Story

My first read from author Jo-Ann Carson was hauntingly sweet with characters you love. The author gifted me an Audible copy and I'm glad she did. Since I own both the Audible & Kindle books I was able to follow along while the narrator read.

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Fabulously Enchanting Story That Will Melt You

I can't get over just how amazing and touching this story is!! It took me on a wondrous journey that I hated to see end. The unique situation just made this story that much better, and it has left its mark on my soul. There is a power in words, and these words will reshape and transform you if you let them seep into your heart and mind.

This is the first book that I have read by this author, and it will not be the last. This book is a fantastic masterpiece that you do not to miss out on! Whether or not you are dreaming of Christmas, you will cherish every part of this journey. It is pure magic wrapped in gentle warmth and tied with a huge bow of hope. I feel refreshed and rejuvenated after enjoying this incredible experience. I dare you pass by and not wonder what you could savor and take with you forever.

The narrators made this story shine! They are absoultely fantastic. You couldn't have chosen a better pair for this reading. They worked great together, and they made this story come to life for me. I loved everything about this book, and I know that you will as well. Give it a chance and find out what magic it can create in your own heart.

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