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Saturday, December 20, 2014

142) Rose & Helena Save Christmas by Jana DeLeon & Denise Grover Swank

The Blurb :

Rose Gardner and Neely Kate Colson are thrilled with Mason’s early present to Rose — a trip for the two of them to New Orleans for shopping, great food, and awesome seats to Wicked. Neely Kate plans to use the opportunity to visit a psychic and find out once and for all what her paranormal ability is. But when the psychic is murdered, and Neely Kate and Rose were the last people to see her alive, they find themselves the main suspects in a Christmas killing.

Taylor Beaumont has exhausted all resources in trying to figure out her new ghostly roommate, Helena. Seeing a psychic is the last resort. Taylor hoped for answers about Helena’s worldly existence but, instead, finds herself embroiled on the wrong side of a murder investigation. Seeing no other option, Taylor and Helena combine forces with Rose and Neely Kate to clear their names.

But can they solve the mystery in time to save Christmas?

My Thoughts :

I have gulped up the Ghost-in-Law series over the last few months and was hoping there was some more releasing soon.  When checking out Amazon I came across this novella and quickly pre-ordered it.  Not knowing the other author involved or her series I was a little worried that this short Christmas story would be a flop but I love Helena's wild and crazy ghost life and knew this one would at least be good for a few laughs.

In reality this one turned out to be hilariously good!  The other author has been added to my wishlist and I can't wait to check out the other characters Rose & Neely.  This was a very well written story and the plot was easy to follow but with a mystery that wasn't too easy to solve.  Just how I like them!  The Christmas angle wasn't overwhelming but it was there and Helena was her typical self.

This was a great Christmas read and a wonderful present from the authors.  I can only recommend this one highly and suggest giving it a try.  For anyone who isn't familiar with one or both of the series involved in this novella, well I don't think it hurts to read this one first.  It certainly gives you a good impression of the Ghost-in-Law series without giving too much away and I am definitely trying the Rose Gardner Mysteries after this adventure!

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1 comment:

Nancy said...

I loved this one, too!

Happy Christmas, Amber!!