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A Ghostly Gift

(Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1.5)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  1,415 ratings  ·  211 reviews
From New York Times best-selling author Angie Fox - a fabulously fun short story in the new Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series.

Verity Long doesn't want to see ghosts, and she'd rather not let anyone know her little secret, either. But when a restless spirit stirs up trouble in her friend's resale shop, Verity and her very new, very dead gangster friend team up to learn
ebook, 56 pages
Published February 15th 2015 by Angie Fox
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Bobby Underwood
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Ghostly Gift is another short story in the Verity Long Southern Ghost Hunter series from Angie Fox. Like the other short stories I've read which augment the series, it’s fun and charming and well written. It’s part of that sub-genre more fluff than actual mystery, of course, but it’s very well done and has some likable and engaging characters.

Verity is having trouble furnishing her new Victorian home in this one. She is also trying to get used to having a ghost knocking around the place.
Angie Fox is the best.
This short story is just perfect.
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

Sweet but too short for my taste.
There is sadness too (for the ghost who was causing problem here) but he got his happiness later on. The love of his life (and dead) had been devoted to him for more than 70 years, aww isn't it so sweet?

And Verity with Frankie helped them reunited:)
Blodeuedd Finland
No problem jumping right into this with this novella. It worked great. I wanted something short and that I got.

Verity can see ghosts thanks to the ghost that stays with her. They have a case to solve, and so they do.

Good little novella, and it made me curious about her ex and why she is seeing his brother. That sounds like quite the story.
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
They're Back! Verity Long and Frankie Valentine, the gangster ghost that's stuck on Verity's property in Sugarland!! Last we seen of the pair was when Verity and Ellis fought for their lives and correcting a wrong by finding the murderer of a young woman buried in the basement of a building that Ellis was restoring.

Melody, Verity's sister asked for help in removing a ghost out of a friends store and in return Verity would gain a kitchen set as she had to sell everything in her grandmother's
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Okay. I liked this one. I like ghosts. I like love that endures through the ages. I like gangsters who might have a soft side under their bullet holes. There's backstory and a little family bonding (well, if you consider it bonding when one sister tries mightily to take care of the other when she's down and out. Which I do.) and more than a few ghosts.

I'd be interested in seeing how Verity's story started,

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book may be listed on some sites as 0.5, but it is actually 1.5, so I highly recommend reading Southern Spirits first, otherwise this will be kind of a spoiler. This was a short-cute story to pass the time between the first book Southern Spirits and The Skeleton in the Closet (Book #2) - coming fall 2015, not soon enough IMHO. As with the first book in this series I highly recommend it and can't wait for the next!
Maria Dimitrova
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it
I think I just read an episode of the Ghost Whisperer. Not bad but most definitely not original.
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Angie Fox does it again. Absolutely loved this book. Verity involved again with her ghost. I love this character. Easy fun read.
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Just a quick audio book story. Well written and fun by a new to me author... I might have to listen to the rest of the series. As always...Great job by Tavia Gilbert!!
Richard Derus
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 3.75* of five

Visionary Druid
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Romance Junkies:

Verity Long is new to the ghost business. She has much to learn about the business and her new ability of sensing and communicating with the dead. Verity, however, has no intention of continuing in the unique line of work she fell into and intends to keep it secret from the residents of her hometown to keep from being further ridiculed. She prefers to hunt for a normal job with a steady paycheck. Verity accepts one more ghost job when her sister pleads for help
Ashley Ehlers
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Was originally posted on Paranormal Sisters:

A Ghostly Gift is an absolutely sweet little story! Verity swore to her and her maybe boyfriend Ellis that she would never go ghost hunting again, that helping him was the last time. But when she's offered some free kitchen supplies, her pick of the lot from the antique shop in town, she can't help to say yes to her sister's friend that owns the antique shop. Especially since she had to sale everything she owned
Ellen Hardin
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing

so happy to say verity long and her ghost sidekick frankie the ganster is back- in this novella they help the owner of New For You antique solve the mystery of who or what is breaking and moving valuables around in her locked cabinet at night. first of all loved the fact that the store used to be a bar for men only and that it is filled with ghosts of all time periods dropping in for a drink and flirting like mad with verity when they discover she can see
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: k
A Ghostly Gift (Southern Ghost Hunters Mysteries 1.5) by Angie Fox

This was a book given for review.

We are back visiting with Verity Long and her ghost hunting ghost side kick gangster Frankie 'the German' Valentine.

In this novella Melody, Verity's younger sister, asks her to help her friend from high school who owns a second hand/antique shop in town. She has a bit of a ghost problem that is starting to damage some of the more delicate collectibles. Frankie is not into it because there is no
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Pam by: I read the series
This is a short story following Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries) by Angie Fox.
The next book in the series is titled The Skelton in the closet. Coming out fall of 2015.

The main Characters in this series is Verity Long and her house ghost, Frankie the ex-gangster.
Verity in the first book “Southern Spirits” came into a gift of seeing and talking to ghosts with the help of Frankie. Not really liking this new gift it did bring in money and solve a murder mystery from years ago. She
Becky Mcmillen
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*** A review copy of "A Ghostly Gift" was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.***

This is a novella so it is a short easy read but that being said don't let the length of the story deter you from reading it. Angie packs quite a punch in this short story. She will have you laughing and crying and then she gives us that perfect awe ending we are hoping for. Verity quite accidentally has gained her own resident gangster
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Honestly, I wasn't much attracted by the girly cover and I thought I wouldn't appreciate this story. I was wrong.

The beginning took me by surprise because I was persuaded it was the continuation of a series. I checked, nothing was released yet at this time - it's a prequel, I think. Anyway, I had no problem jumping into that train and enjoying this fun and charming little ghost story.

Verity is asked to investigate a haunted place and instead of
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Great Quick Fix for Readers of Angie Fox and the Southern Ghost Hunter Series!

With A Ghostly Gift author Angie Fox delivers a sweet little snippet for fans of her recently released Southern Ghost Hunter series. This short story/novella finds Verity Long exercising her newly discovered other worldly communication skills, once again with the assistance of long dead mobster Frankie Valentine, to help out a local shop owner. As always, wonderful characters written into a great story, this time
It's great to be back in the world of Verity and Frankie. This time around, Verity reluctantly agrees to help her sister's friend, Julie, with a possible ghost that's been causing a disturbance in her secondhand store. What she uncovers is a love story between a ghost and a living woman, where even decades passing can't diminish the strong feelings between them.

As is the case with the full-length books, Fox incorporates plenty of ghosts and mystery, humor and fun into this super short (like 20
Ember Shane
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love this series! This is a cute short story meant to transpire between the full-length novels 1 and 2 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. Being so short (56 pages), there's not much room for romance, so Ellis doesn't feature in this one in person. Verity, along with Frankie the Gangster ghost, endeavor to help a local vintage furniture shop owner who's collectible case is getting rummaged through at night-lowering the value of her wares by occasionally breaking them. Cute plot line. ...more
Following up the fun, fright, and flirty opening to the series with Southern Spirits, A Ghostly Gift happens after things are settling down.

Verity is determined not to do any more ghost hunting now that she can breathe easily about keeping her home off the seller's block. Unfortunately, just because she solved a murder and took care of a ghost problem this does not make anyone in town look on her more favorably and hire her to do a graphic design job.

But, her sister Melanie's friend can use her
Margaret Hasemann
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An Eternty In Love

Veracity Long, with the help of her gangster ghost partner, Frankie Valentine, get to see first-hand just what a love to die for truly is. Corporal Cleveland is trying to find his lady love, who he had to leave behind when he went off to war. They had sworn to be together through eternity,. Unfortunately he didn't make it back alive, but he has remained earthbound searching high and low to find her. He knows she is still alive, but she is gravely ill, and he must find her
What a sweet short story! Verity was having doubts about wanting to be a ghost hunter. Of course, Frankie wasn't liking that idea too well. He loved it when she earned money that he'd helped her earn. When she finished this case, she shouldn't have had any more doubts, since she was able to help a sad soldier ghost and solve the problem of her sister's friend's shop disturbances. I just love that Frankie and need to get back to this series soon!
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
A short but sweet novella set in the “Southern Ghost Hunter” series... Verity Long is asked to investigate some paranormal disturbances at an antique shop and finds herself trying to heal a decades old love story... With her hard nosed side kick and her own sassy ways, Verity sets out for another ghostly adventure... 4 Stars:)
Tammy Kenney
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very cute short story. Excellent addition to the series.
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-paranormal
A fun little interlude carrying on from the first book, Verity still has no furniture, she still has a resident Gangster Ghost (Frankie) and her sister Melody has dropped a ghost busting job on her (with no payment but chance of some furnishings), if you are not sure about starting this series then this could be the snippet that gets you hooked!
Samantha Glass
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very sweet short story involving long lasting true love and how it transcends death, with a bit of help from a reluctant ghost hunter.
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
I read this right after the second book. It's really short, but so, so lovely. Made me blub like a baby. Short, but really sweet. I am really enjoying this series.
Georgina Greenwood
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Awww, what a sweet novella. Even made me tearful.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries. Her characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Angie wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.

Angie is best known for her SOUTHERN SPIRITS mysteries, and for her ACCIDENTAL DEMON

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Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries (8 books)
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  • The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #2)
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