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

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  3,010 ratings  ·  198 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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Beanbag Love
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
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
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
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
Anita Truong
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
Lynda Kelly
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-
2.75 stars. Not as good as the first one. Not sure I'll continue on.
PeggyAnn  Smith
A Boy, A Dog, And A Guardian Angel

I love a good murder mystery...but am not usually a fan of ghost stories...until I started reading this Series. I love how the Author weaves her ghost stories with good Cops, bad Cops, love and romance...with helping the dead solve their own they are free to move forward to their eternal Destiny. Book one was good and book two was extremely good...and I am eager to read book three in this thirteen book series. Won't you join me in this paranormal r
Marilyn Groves
Mary O'Reilly, former Chicago cop, speaks to dead people, and helps resolve the issue that keeps their spirits here. I read this one (#2) first by mistake, and am hooked on the series - immediately went to the first one.

This book starts with the kidnapping of an infant, and moves the setting to the Chicago area where we get to enjoy Mary's three older brothers and parents interaction while they try to recover the infant (among other things). Oh, and let's not forget about the Chief of Police tha
Love this series! Interesting story line and fast paced. The humor had me laughing out loud. Can't wait for book 3!
Dr susan
Since I use Kindle on my phone, I cannot always read a Kindle book when I have a busy phone day. I read Dragon Bound during work hours to keep my phone free. Luckily, I had a slow morning and was able to finish Good Tidings. I am not sure what genre this series would be in. I might describe it as paranormal romantic mystery. I like Mary, Bradley, and the regular supporting cast, but it was nice to meet Mary's family. I admit I found some of Mary's reactions slightly uncharacteristic for the toug ...more
Dylan Edwards
What a cliff-hanger ....cannot wait to read next in this series
This installment was so much better than the first!!! I liked Loose Ends very much, but this was just above the mark for me. Once again, I did guess the bad guy early on, but that did not ruin the book for me at all. I am not a huge mystery fanatic, I don't have predisposed expectations as to how a mystery should work. I only like a good story line with good writing and characters/setting that are believable and entertaining. I would definitely read more of the Mary O'Reilly series and would rec ...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
Cheryl Landmark
Another enjoyable, fun, fast-paced installment in this series by Ms. Reid! I loved the easy banter and camaraderie between Mary, Bradley and Mary's brother, Sean. And, I loved the continuing slow build-up of the romance between Mary and Bradley that started in the first book. It's such a nice refreshing change from the usual heated sexual tension between the characters or the instant "jump into bed at the first opportunity" trope!

The story itself was gripping, intriguing and very sweet in places
Adrienne Testa
Mary and Brad, the ghost private investigator and the Police chief get involved in a baby kidnapping and selling those babies to unsuspected people. Mary is contacted by a child ghost named Jeremy. His brother kidnapped hours before , while his mother and the baby were shopping on Black Friday. They track the elderly couple to Chicago and bring in her cop brother to help them. Brad taking a dive in to the river in November to rescue the baby and getting shot causes Brad to go into hypothermia bu ...more
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
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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
Oct 07, 2013 Whitney rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Ghost or cop fans
Recommended to Whitney by: Goodreads
Shelves: 3-stars, cops, ghosts
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
Joan Reeves
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
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
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
My god this book was fantastic! I think I teared up a few times, what an amazing story.

This is the second book in the series and it starts off with a single mother shopping with her baby, she then asks a store employee to watch over her child while she gets her car out of the snow and bring it closer to the door. When she comes back her baby is missing. Then a young ghost walks into Mary's office claiming he knows where the baby is.

This book has a lot more romance than the first one. Bradley a

I liked the first book better. I enjoy the characters and the mysteries, but this one was a bit cheesy for me. There were a few things that didn't quite fit, either, like a ten year old neighbor losing his front tooth, or a four month old baby scooting around the floor and saying 'doggie'. I'll continue on to the next in the series and then see where I go from there.
A nice little cozy mystery with some Christian faithfulness thrown into the mix. With so many supposed great books exploring dark themes, it's nice to read a nice little tale in which the characters display love and loyalty to friends and family as well as courage. It's fairly short and only takes a few hours to read. It was a perfect companion for yet another snowy day.
Another good book. Some things in this book I liked better than the first and others I wasn't a fan of. This one we know half the bad guys from the start and it's completely predictable who the remaining bad guy is. Missed that about the first one. I'm a little skeptical how this story will carry on through so many books without getting old but it's worth a shot.
Roxie Prince
Another fun read!

I'm really enjoying this series, and I cannot wait to find out what is up with Jeannine and Bradley's storyline! Joey was so adorable; I just loved his character. So far these books are extremely entertaining, and the characters are all so lovable and relatable. I'm so glad I stumbled across this series!
Harriet Preston
Good Tidings By Terri Reid

This is the second book by Terri Reid and I enjoyed reading them both very much. I would suggest one of her books for a look at crimes investigating with use of paranormal evidence. Characters are well developed. Story line is interesting and easily catches the readers attention.
J. Ewbank
This a good book by Reid. Good development of characters, good developoment of plot. It was a book that kept you turning the pages to find out how it ended. What more do you want?

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" and "To Whom It May Concern"
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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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Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery (1 - 10 of 15 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)
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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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