Ghosts, skunks and gangsters

Book Review

I’ve been with this series since the start, and as is typical of a series, it has it’s fits and starts. This one felt as though it started before the author was quite ready to put the story together, but after a few chapters I was involved.

I want a pet skunk.

No errors of note, and a few times I had to re-read a line or paragraph but overall it was fun. The gangster ghost Frankie has a prominent story arc in this and for his fans you will dig it! The interaction between Verity and Ellis and Beau was “about time” to me. Still hate their mother.

We learn more about Verity and her family history which helped to connect the emotional dots. Series readers will enjoy meeting the regulars and learning more about Sugarland.

 

I was provided an ARC and this review is as unbiased as possible.

Cheers!

-N

A modern Christmas Carol.

 

Any story that uses my most favorite holiday story Dickens, A Christmas Carol is bound to be good.

This wonderful story uses this theme of past, present and future to weave a story of redemption (sort of.) Verity is her longsuffering self where Ellis’ mother is concerned, but she reaches her breaking point when she is insulted for the last time.

This leads to the discovery (with the help of few family ghosts) of the anamosity and apathy in his family, and why his mother is the witch she is. Frankie stirs things up, a friend who gave Verity her pet skunk Lucy shows up but in not so fleshly form.

It’s fast, funny, and gives readers a great holiday treat.

 

I received this as an advanced reading company for an unbiased review.

 

Cheers!

-N