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Saturday, February 11, 2017

{Blog Tour Review]*A Ghostly Reunion (Ghostly Southern Mysteries #5) by Tonya Kappes

A Ghostly Reunion (Ghostly Southern Mystery, #5)Emma Lee Raines sees dead people

Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl—trying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again.

There’s only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash-talking ghost—solve the murder so the former prom queen can cross over.

But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days. And the more Emma Lee investigates on her own, the more complicated Miss Popularity turns out to be. Now Emma Lee will have to work extra closely with her hunky lawman to get to the twisty truth.

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Length: 352 pages (Paperback)
Source: Review Copy
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Ghostly Southern Mysteries
Available Formats: Print/E-book
Publication Date: December 27th 2016 by Witness

This was such a fun mystery to read. 

I loved the southern charm that oozed from the pages of this one. Despite the fact that Emma owns and runs a funeral home I thought she was a sparkplug. She see dead people but this lady is full of piss and vinegar. Pardon my french.
I came into this one having not read the previous books in the series (hoping to rectify that soon!) but apart from the odd time here or there I would say that A Ghostly Reunion was easy to follow along with. 
I loved the idea of Emma seeing dead people. What can I say? It's one of my favourite themes in books so the fact that this was mixed with a cozy little southern mystery I was all set to enjoy it, and enjoy it I did.
I liked the cute banter between Emma and her boyfriend Jack who just happens to be the sheriff. I thought they were adorable together and they seemed really right for each other so I was so on Emma's side when her dead frenemy from high school tried to sink her ghostly claws into Jack I wasn't having it.
I loved the mix of murder mystery mixed with the small town setting and thought that the characters were really well developed. I liked their relationship and I like how it was tested a bit. The way the she came to find out who killed Jade was one that I didn't see coming and enjoyed seeing how it all came to a conclusion.
I'd recommend this one to fans of the cozy genre with the right amount of southern sass, some ghosts and laughs. I can't wait to go back to the beginning of the series and seeing how Emma's adventures all started.

Author Bio:

Tonya KappesTonya Kappes has written more than fifteen novels and four novellas, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, two very spoiled schnauzers, and one ex-stray cat in northern Kentucky. Now that her boys are teenagers, Tonya writes full-time but can be found at all of her guys’ high school games with a pencil and paper in hand.

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  1. Nice Review I just love this book and series.

  2. Great review! This is one of my favorite series. I just love Emma Lee!

  3. Nice review. I haven't read this series before. I'm glad you said that it was your first time reading the series. I'm going to have to add it to my every growing reading list.

  4. Great review, I love the characters in this series.

  5. This is a great series...I love the twist to "The Sixth Sense" and find Emma Lee and wonderful character, flawed, but endearing. Thanks for joining in.

  6. Spot on review. Emma Lee is my kind of girl. Tonya puts real southern charm in her books that brings them alive OR dead!!!

  7. I love Tonya's books! This one is another awesome read!

  8. Can't wait to read "A Ghostly Reunion". Great series.

  9. I enjoyed visiting your blog & reading your thoughts on a favorite author & series.

  10. Great review. I now want to read this series!


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