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Good Tidings (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #2)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  4,171 Ratings  ·  271 Reviews
Black Friday – the official opening of the holiday shopping season – and Patrice Marcum is stuck in the middle of her local superstore with a crying infant, a near-hysterical desire to just abandon the diapers and milk she desperately needs, and the snowstorm of the century dumping half a foot of snow on the parking lot outside. She needs a miracle.

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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 284 pages
Published November 22nd 2010 by Terri Reid
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Oct 22, 2015 Darkslyric rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: cozies
I really like this series. It is a paranormal mystery, comedy and sweet romance all rolled into one. Its a series I can read that makes me feel good. Mary is a great character who can see ghosts and tries to help them cross to the other side. Bradley is the chief of police and a true friend to Mary who finds himself helping her while fighting crime. The play between the characters is pleasant and welcoming.

So far the first two books in the series have been delightful and fun, with just enough c
Beanbag Love
Jan 03, 2012 Beanbag Love rated it really liked it
This one was a little better than the last, although it still wasn't much of a "mystery". We pretty much know who the bad guys are from the beginning. It's more of a suspense series, IMO, than actual mystery.

I like the progression of the romance. The leads are good together and I like that they're taking it slow. I got a little tired of the featured side characters' playful bickering this time, it seemed forced, but they weren't around all that much so that was good.

This is the second book in th
Ivonne Rovira
Dec 08, 2015 Ivonne Rovira rated it it was ok
In Good Tidings, the second entry in the series featuring paranormal investigator Mary O’Reilly, poor Patrice Marcum has her infant son Jeremy stolen in an elaborate ruse when she exits a grocery store during a snowstorm. But it isn’t the distraught mother who turns to Mary O’Reilly; it’s Patrice’s dead 6-year-old son Joey. Joey, who died in a car accident the previous summer, serves as his brother’s guardian angel and provides invaluable service in tracking down his three-month-old brother Jere ...more
3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this sweet cozy paranormal mystery. The main character is a detective who can talk to ghosts. She is dragged into mystery when she talks with a young boy's ghost who wants to save his kidnapped baby brother. This leads into a dark world filled with more than just baby napping. When the local police chief joins her for more than professional reasons things really get complicated.
A great easy mystery with all the right ingredients, various ghost with stories, a ghost do
In Good Tidings Mary is visited by the ghost of a 6 year old boy who wants her to help him find his kidnapped baby brother. Just like the last book, there is the main mystery, and we get another side mystery. To be honest neither of these are really mysteries. The bad guys are pretty much just laid out for us and we are left figuring out the why behind it. There is some suspense while this goes on, but anyone going into this series thinking they are going to read a challenging mystery with lots ...more
Two books, one author, three days. It would probably only take about a day to read these short and cozy mysteries by Terri Reid, but I typically start off my reading day nearing the night (since I'm third shift and that's the time I'm awake) and then finish it sometime after the new day has come around. I must say that these books are quite satisfying -- at the very least, I'm turning pages wanting to know how the mystery is solved.

Of course, these ARE pretty short stories from what I'm used to
Jan 18, 2012 Sophie rated it really liked it
I love this series! The characters are quirky and eccentric, people who'd be fun to have in your life. There's good story telling and the ghost whispering isn't overly spooky or intrusive.(I'm a total chicken when it comes to reading about ghosts at night!) It's woven into the storytelling, which, by the way, is fabulous if I haven't said so already. I started the second book in the series immediately upon finishing the first. And this afternoon, after I finished the second, I immediately starte ...more
Oct 05, 2011 Darkiss rated it it was amazing
Back in April I reviewed the first Mary O’Reilly story Loose Ends by Terri Reid. I really enjoyed it and gave it a great 4.5 stars. Now there are five novels in the series and I decided to treat myself to the second instalment.

Good Tidings is a fantastic follow on novel, written in the same fast paced, character driven style as the first. We see Mary and Bradley investigate the kidnapping of a baby from a mother at a busy superstore while being surrounded by Christmas shoppers. This opening scen
May 17, 2012 Lorena rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
The second in a series about a former police officer/current private investigator (who just happens to see ghosts) set in my hometown of Freeport, IL. I thought this one was a little less successful than the first for a few reasons. First, there were some basic inconsistencies in the story that were not material so much as they were distracting. For example, (view spoiler) ...more
Joseph - Relax And Read Reviews
Oh I love the Mary O'Reilly series of paranormal mysteries by Terri Reid. These stories just pull me in and keep me hooked from the first page.

'Good Tidings' is the second book in the series and the story takes place during Christmas time in snowstorm battered Freeport and in Chicago.

Patrice Marcum is shopping with her infant son Jeremy. When she's about to leave the store she realises that a snowstorm is in full force outside. She cannot reach her snow-covered car with her trolley and baby. A k
Lynda Kelly
Nov 21, 2014 Lynda Kelly rated it really liked it
Another superb story in this series only marked down a star for mistakes, though not as bad as her first book, I found. I'm really liking these stories. It left us with a "to be continued" ending which was good as I've every intention of sticking with Mary's adventures.
In the first story's review I made mention of hoping to learn more about Bradley's back story which she gave us and it's an interesting one, too, to run alongside what's going on with Mary's investigations.
I learned something too-
Cheryl Cooper
Nov 03, 2015 Cheryl Cooper rated it it was amazing
Love it

Once again, I absolutely love this series. There were several different stories going on but it was easy to keep track of them and they were brought to a conclusion. I don't write about the plots in my reviews as there are plenty others who do. We do get to meet Mary's family and get more background info on our main characters. The books are well written and very entertaining.
Jan 06, 2017 Sharon rated it it was amazing

An awesome ghost story. Terri Reid is becoming a new one of my favorite authors. This is book 2 in a series. But I don't think you have to read book one to enjoy it.

Lots of ghosts and a nice love story threading thru it.

I will be starting book 3 soon.
Dylan Edwards
Jun 23, 2012 Dylan Edwards rated it really liked it
What a cliff-hanger ....cannot wait to read next in this series
Aug 03, 2015 Beth rated it liked it
2.75 stars. Not as good as the first one. Not sure I'll continue on.
Feb 15, 2011 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Love this series! Interesting story line and fast paced. The humor had me laughing out loud. Can't wait for book 3!
Mary J
Jun 15, 2017 Mary J rated it liked it
Mary is a Private Investigator who can see ghost. She helps them cross to the other side. Bradley is the Chief of Police. He helps Mary and they have become close friends.

This is the second book in a series and I read it without reading the first. I liked it. We know who the bad guys are, almost immediately, so the mystery seems to be about the ghosts. What prevents them from crossing over.

I like the way Bradley and Mary interact. There were a few chapters that made me laugh and there were som
Tara Bush
Nov 26, 2016 Tara Bush rated it liked it
The author keeps the paranormal premise fresh by adding some history and a few more interesting tidbits about Mary's ability to see ghosts. Once again, it's an unrealistically fast-paced book, but entertaining. The bad guys don't seem to have any redeemable qualities and the reader has no idea what's made them so awful. Not exactly a story that challenges the brain or that you would reflect on after reading it... an but it's an entertaining, shallow read.
Sonya White
Jun 03, 2017 Sonya White rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love these books and the characters, not a bad word to say
Shelly La rouche-arbogast
May 11, 2017 Shelly La rouche-arbogast rated it it was amazing
A can't miss series

Well developed characters, an interesting twist for the main female character. This story came to life and I couldn't put it down.
Feb 06, 2017 Anwnh5 rated it liked it
wish I could find these books at the library and not have to purchase them. I am enjoying the series so far.
Cindi Moss
May 05, 2017 Cindi Moss rated it it was ok

If youre looking for romance - this series is for you. If you're wanting a mystery - even cozy - keep looking.
TERRIBLE narration for the audio!
Stacy Spoonster
Mar 13, 2017 Stacy Spoonster rated it it was amazing
Good Tidings

This is such a good book. The characters are really coming together in this book. The story is well written and enjoyable. The mystery is interesting and I love the twist of the ghosts guiding Mary's investigation. It was also nice learning more about Mary's background and the introduction of her family. I highly recommend this book and this series to mystery lovers.
Laurie - The Baking Bookworm
May 28, 2011 Laurie - The Baking Bookworm rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural, mystery
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My Thoughts: This series has hooked me and become a favourite. It's one of those series that has it all -- budding romance (without being too syrupy), suspense, action and humour. I read the first book in the series ("Loose Ends") a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I enjoyed this book even more. The author has a great kn
Dec 20, 2012 Tina rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Still enjoying this surprising little series. Mary is a an ex cop who was shot in the line of duty and died on the operating table. However, she was revived but when she did she became a ghost magnet. Restless spirits seek her out to help them finish unfinished business so they can finally rest. Most of the ghosts that come to her want her to find their murderers but still others just want to make sure they communicate one last important thing to someone who is still living.

In this one
Jun 18, 2012 Jeosa rated it really liked it
There are a few spoilers here in this review. You've been warned so don't hate me.

You know you've read a good book when you want something the heroine has. In this case, could I please have her ghost dog?

Good tidings is a solid follow-up in the Mary O'Reilly series. She has three cases to solve this time: a missing baby, a crack addict slash murderer and a dead soldier who's missing a love letter. By the way, when I picture Mary in my head I always think of Zooey Deschanel or her sister Emily. W
Oct 07, 2013 Whitney rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Ghost or cop fans
Recommended to Whitney by: Goodreads
Shelves: 3-stars, ghosts, cops
I really wanted to love this book, but in the end I ended up just liking it. It might be a strange thing to say, but I like a little reality in my fantasy and I'm sorry to say there wasn't enough here for me. Just like the new Disney cartoons the villain just wasn't evil enough for me. The new Disney villains seem like watered down versions of their predecessors. Where's Ursula when you need her? I had the same feeling while reading this book. The character development and world building were so ...more
Denise Zendel
Jun 19, 2016 Denise Zendel rated it liked it
Mary O’Reilly lives in northwest Illinois, in small town a couple of hours from Chicago. She left a job with the Chicago PD after being shot and almost dying. She survived the shooting, but came out of it with an ability to see dead people. She helps them move to the light, and some of them help her solve crimes, or prevent them. In this second installment of the series, a six-year-old boy (who happens to be deceased) hires Mary to solve the disappearance of his new baby brother, and Mary has to ...more
Linda Montgomery
Feb 14, 2017 Linda Montgomery rated it it was amazing
I loved it again!

I am reading the whole series again and, of course finding nuances that I missed the first time. I have told everyone about the book s and the peace and enjoyment I get. I needed a good love story right now. Thank you ☺ again. Linda Alverson Montgomery
Joan Reeves
Jun 02, 2012 Joan Reeves rated it it was amazing
Excellent 2nd Book In Series

This past month has been my time to catch up with my series reading. I finally made time to read Good Tidings, the second book in Terri Reid's Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery series.

I liked Loose Ends which I also reviewed on my blog, SlingWords, and here. The second book has a solid mystery, but it also explores the attraction between PI Mary O'Reilly, whose near-death experience left her with the ability to see, hear, and speak with ghosts, and Police Chief Bradley
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Madison Mega-Mara...: "Good Tidings" (Mary O'Reilly #2) by Terri Reid 1 1 Nov 29, 2013 04:53AM  
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Terri Reid is the author of the Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mysteries. An indie author, Reid uploaded her first book “Loose Ends” in August 2010. By the end of 2012, “Loose Ends” had sold over 82,000 copies and, as of the writing of this bio, was the number one bestselling book in Amazon’s ranking of Ghost Stories in the Book/Literature & Fiction/Genre Fiction/Horror/Ghosts section and the number ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery (1 - 10 of 19 books)
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  • Never Forgotten (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #3)
  • Final Call (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #4)
  • Darkness Exposed (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #5)
  • Natural Reaction (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #6)
  • Secret Hollows (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #7)
  • Broken Promises (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #8)
  • Twisted Paths (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #9)
  • Veiled Passages (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #10)
  • Bumpy Roads (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #11)

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Tears filled Mary's eyes and she laid her hand over her lips for a moment. "That would work just perfectly, Joey, because I love you too.”
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