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Ghost of a Chance

(Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2.5)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,078 ratings  ·  125 reviews
'Tis the season...for ghosts. Verity Long has come to terms with the fact that she can see spirits, and talk to them, and...she's actually making cookies for one of them. But she's drawing the line at any more ghost hunting or mystery solving. Until a dear friend needs help locating a missing antique at the party of the year. Not one to leave a friend in need, Verity ...more
Kindle Edition, 54 pages
Published January 4th 2016 by Moose Island Books
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Bobby Underwood
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This Verity Long novelette is set as the holidays approach. Ghost of a Chance nicely straddles that line between fun fluff and too-silly-to-care, easily managing to keep both feet firmly planted on the delicious treat side while sprinkling a bit of festive warmth on the confection. Unlike most readers, I hadn’t yet read any full-length entries in the Southern Ghost Hunter mystery series, but had no trouble getting a feel for its tone from this shorter story. I didn’t run across anything that ...more
For a short story/novella, Angie Fox packed in the emotional wallops. I really started to feel for Verity and Frankie in this one. In Ghost of Chance, I felt like the author really gave us a good idea of how lonely both Frankie and Verity’s existence are. Verity’s ostracization from Sugarland doesn’t seem to have eased any from Skeletons in the Closet and it appears that she and Ellis are still keeping their relationship on the down low. This leads Verity to a very quiet Christmas and poor ...more
Regina De Los Reyes
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great short story in this series. This time Verity helps Mathew the ghostly soldier who appeared in the last story to reconnect with his family and his home. Sweet light read
Michelle Munger
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful short story

What a great Christmas ghost story! Warm and enjoyable short story! Love Verity, Frankie, Matthew and all the ghost characters.
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
A fun little novella in the Southern Spirits series, this one is set at Christmas and Verity has the chance to help two people, one living and one dead! Her ghostly friend Matthew Jackson (the one member of the family who joined the Yankee army rather than the Confederates) has decided to marry Josephine (aka jilted Josephine, another ghost), but he wants to family heirlook necklace before he proposes, the problem is his mother barred him from the house when he joined the opposing army. This is ...more
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars... A sweet, enchanting novella that holds moments of hilarity coupled with tenderness... Verity finds herself in the middle of family drama leaving her ghostly friend, Matthew, lost and frustrated... To save the day she needs to resolve old hurt, unite a couple in Love, serve up some delicious hors d’oeuvres, and manage gangster Frankie... all in a days work for a budding ghost hunter:)
Verity and Frankie are enjoying their own simply holiday festivities of baking Christmas Cookies and decorating the old family home when a ghost they met through their previous case, Major Jackson stops by needing a favor.

He wants to propose to his ghostly sweetheart and wishes to give her the opal necklace his mother promised him when he took a bride. Unfortunately, he and his mother had a falling out when he signed up to fight for the North and he came from a family of Southerners. Verity
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this series. Its such a fun read. Poor Verity having to put up with a grumpy gangster.
Love all the ghost characters .In this episode, Matthew wants a family heirloom necklace so he can propose to his love Josephine. The only problem is that Matthew cant get it himself. His mother banished him when he was alive. So Verity and Frankie head off to the party of the season. At Matthews family home. While waitressing Verity searches for Matthews mother, with the help of Frankie's
Helle Gade
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This a sweet Christmas short story. A friend asks Verity for help and she and Frankie goes to worke.

I highly recommend this series as well as the authors other series.
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a quick dip back into Verity's world and it had plenty of ghostly action. Seriously, she was practically tripping over ghosts. Okay, not tripping, but I imagine it would be hard to navigate a room that was filled with both the living and the dead. You'd be bobbing and weaving all over the place.

Maybe it's just me.

Anyway. This book. Verity. Ghosts. She does her thing. Everybody ends up happy. It's a win all around.

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Verity Long sees ghosts. Not only sees them, but talks with them with the help of her gangster ghost hunter..who is also a ghost. This story is another "chapter" in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. And was just a good as the others. Verity agrees to help a "friend" find a special something for his loved one. It takes her to a Christmas party that has no idea that the past is also having a gathering.
Great writing and a wonderful story! It made me smile and have all the good feels!
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Ghost of a Chance by Angie Fox

Verity goes on a errand for a ghost and reunites a mother and son. A touching holiday novella where family and friends are the most important part of the season. You don't need to be familiar with the series. The author does a good job with background information.
Ms. Mystery
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a really fun Christmas mystery novella. Verity serves as a waitress at a haunted Christmas party so that she can help a ghost find a family heirloom. It concludes with a sweet, heart-warming ending. This is a great short read for those readers who like paranormal cozy mysteries!
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a fun series. This short story helps me handle the months between the books. I feel like I'm catching up with old friends.
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
A cute little holiday feel good story
4 Stars. Ghost of a Chance is book 2.5 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. This is a cozy mystery told in 1st person POV for main character Verity Long. This book is a quick read/listen at only 54 pages or 1 hour and 3 minutes.

The series is about a woman named Verity who unknowingly cleans out a man named Frankie's ashes from an old vase looking jar into her rosebushes and it traps his ghost on her property allowing him to only leave when Verity takes his urn off the property. The
Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Review was originally posted on The Writer's Inkwell

Once again, I found that I really enjoyed the short novellas that accompany the Souther Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. In this particular novella, Verity finds herself tasked with helping a ghost that was introduced in The Skeleton in the Closet, Matthew. Matthew has found love with the ghost of “jilted” Josephine from Southern Spirits and is eager to propose to his ghostly beloved. However, the ring he wants to use is with the spirit of his
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another quick read - a short story that comes between #2 and #3 of the series. Verity's old friend from previous books, a Union Army ghost, comes to ask her a favor. He and his ghost girlfriend Josephine want to get married (if they can find a ghost preacher.) He wants Verity to get a necklace that belonged to his mother, which she had said he should give to his wife. The ghost was a member of the Jackson family, one of the two feuding wealthy families in Sugarland. But the necklace is at his ...more
Dharia Scarab
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

Karen Siddall
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When the ghostly spirit of the former Union officer, Major Matthew Jackson, decides to propose to his ghostly sweetheart, Josephine, he comes to Verity Long for help. When he was a living man, his mother had promised to give him a family heirloom, an opal necklace, to present to his bride-to-be when the time came. With his early death, a casualty of the War Between the States, that time never came, and with his alliance on the side of the Union, he had been banished forever from his home in ...more
Mary Lou Webb
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and delightful

In this story, Verity needs to help her friend, Matthew, a Civil War ghost, retrieve an heirloom to present to his intended. With the sort-of-help from Frankie, who had rather party, Verity steps in to do what she can to repair a century-and-a-half rift between Matthew and his mother.

This story is both a mystery (searching for a ghostly heirloom) and a romance (between two ghosts), and is well-plotted and filled with fun characters. The ghost hunting might not be dangerous
Diane ~Firefly~
Verity and Frankie go to the Jackson mansion to get a necklace from ghost Matthew's ghost mother so he can propose to ghost Josephine. Her best friend is catering so she goes as a waitress and when she gets there finds a lot of ghosts who are wrecking the party. (view spoiler)
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Yup, I am voracious reader once find something I like. Read this one out of order, but still enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading more this author has to offer. I'd tell you all about the book, but I hate to read reviews that have spoilers so I won't. You have to read this for yourself it is well worth the time.
Although part of a series, this nice little tale can be appreciated as a stand alone. The publisher's blurb gives hints, but can't show you the fun or the interesting relationships between the ghosts. A very positive ending made the story even more enjoyable.
Tavia Gilbert gives an interesting narration.
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful Christmas story of love that spans over a century. Matthew the Union Major Verity met at the library wants her help to get a necklace his mother promised him he could have when he got engaged. She has to figure out a way to get a ghost locket for Matthew.
Emery Parsons
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So excited to find two novellas between the main series. They're so quick and so much fun. Frankie's urn at the Jackson's party, oh boy! Such a crack up. Hope Verity starts getting paid for her ghost hunting business. Okay, back the series. Book three it is.
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy Angie Fox's writing. Her prose flows and is free from grammar and punctuation errors, which has become a rare thing these days, sadly. I find her premise original and refreshing, and the cast of recurring characters holds my interest. I will read the whole series in time.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Super cute little story! Frankie is a riot and it was so nice to see some good things happening for Matthew and Josephine :)

Favorite Quote:
“Frankie!” I protested. “We don’t blackmail our guests.”
“Technically,” he said, holding up a finger, “it’s extortion.”

Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great little short story to tide readers over! When the ghostly Matthew has found the love of his life, he seeks the help of Verity and her ghostly gangster friend Frankie to help him find the perfect gift for her.
Debbie Riley
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love it!

This is a great short story. Love all the characters. Anyone who is looking for a great new cozy series, this is it!
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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

Other books in the series

Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries (8 books)
  • Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #1)
  • The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #2)
  • The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #3)
  • Deader Homes and Gardens (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #4)
  • Sweet Tea and Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #5)
  • Murder on the Sugarland Express (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #6)
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