Welcome to the fourth week of the 5 Amigos Fall-O-ween Halloween Fun Reading Club, Halloween Edition, where some of my fellow bloggers and I are going to spotlight books about Halloween. You will get suggestions from Karen Owen & Karen Kenyon (the Karens are sharing Karen Owen’s blog), Sheryl Hagan – Booth, Lisa Kelley and myself.
My pick for week four is Southern Spirits by Angie Fox. This is the first book in her Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series. I really like the characters and the interaction between Verity and her ghostly resident, Frankie. And who does not love Lucy, Verity’s pet skunk?
When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability to see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.
Ellis Wydell is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity put an end to the disturbances. But soon Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms.
There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn’t above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her? (Goodreads)
All Verity Long wants to do is save her grandmother’s house and not have it sold right under her nose. But she really has no idea where to find the amount of money she needs to do that. She thinks this is the most important problem she has to deal with. But when she inadvertently traps a ghost on her property, she realizes she is wrong. Seeing ghosts and talking with them is an even bigger problem.
This book is such a fun read and I really loved it. The characters are well developed and well rounded. Verity and Frankie have a very interesting relationship. They are both learning how to deal with the ghost/human interactions and both of them make mistakes along the way. The bickering and bantering between the two is very funny and had me laughing out loud at times.
Paranormal ghost cozies are one of my favorite genres to read and this one is as good as any that I have read. I like the fact that not all of the ghosts that Verity encounter are friendly ghosts, some are quite mean. This made the ghostly encounters seem more realistic to me.
I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy. If you enjoy paranormal ghost cozies, then this book is a must read. I am looking forward to spending more time with Verity and Frankie.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Seasoning Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
Okay, enough about me. Let’s check out what books my four amigos have picked for their fall choices this week.
To find out what books the two Karen’s chose, head over to her blog by following this link:
To see what book Sheryl chose, head over to her blog by following this link:
And to see what Lisa’s choice is, follow this link:
While you’re at their blogs, leave a comment and let us know what you think of our Five Amigos Fall-O-Ween Reading Club, Halloween Edition. And of course, please leave a comment at my blog. We would all love to hear from you.