Ghost of a Chance: A Chintz 'n China Mystery (book 1)

by Yasmine Galenorn | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0425191281 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 8/1/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, August 01, 2006
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Book Description
Emerald O'Brien, single mother of two, is the owner of the Chintz 'n China Tea Room, where guests are served the perfect blend of tea and tarot reading. She never set out to be a detective, but once word gets out that she can communicate with the dead, there's no turning back...

It was definitely a ghost. There, at the foot of Emerald's bed. A pen hovered above a piece of paper and scrawled these alarming words: I was murdered by my husband but nobody knows. Help me. True, Emerald was considered the town witch, but she owned a tea shop, not a detective agency. What did the spirit expect? But after another darker entity emerges, bent on destroying her world and her family along with it, Emerald's life takes a screeching detour onto a wild and dangerous road. As she careens into a web of deceit, lies, and secrets woven around her ghostly visitor, death strikes again. Now, along with her friends—an ex-supermodel and a cop—and her new love interest, Emerald must search for clues to put the killer behind bars—and this tortured soul to rest...

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Monday, January 22, 2007
I enjoyed this first in Galenorn's Chintz 'n China mysteries. We are introduced to Emerald O'Brien, who owns a small teashop (more like a tea room actually) in northern Washington state. In addition to selling fine china, serving tea and the occasional lunch, she also reads Tarot cards for her customers and is inofficially known as the town Witch. Because of her psychic abilities, she's also a beacon to the ghost of a recently deceased romance writer who lived nearby.

I found the story engaging enough to hold my interest though I did think the author got a bit overly descriptive at times, but not too much so. Some of that could just be my recent reading of lots of books that either had a lot of action or are young adult reads which usually don't include overly descriptive paragraphs. Though the mystery part was resolved satisfactorily, the part to do with Emerald's personal life left me looking forward to the next in the series. :-)

This is reserved for ramson from the 2006 Christmas Themed Swap on BSL 11/27/06.

Released 12 yrs ago (1/27/2007 UTC) at 2006 Christmas Swap in First Class Mail, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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Ramson won this in the 2006 Christmas swap. Mailed 27-Jan-2007 via First Class Mail.

Journal Entry 4 by ramson from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Thursday, February 15, 2007
Came in the mail a few days ago but I am just getting a minute to make a JE. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 5 by redhot-brat from Delavan, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Arrived safe & sound in Minnesota today. Thanks a bunch for sending. Onto Mt. TBR it goes.

Journal Entry 6 by redhot-brat from Delavan, Minnesota USA on Sunday, January 06, 2008
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Journal Entry 7 by redhot-brat from Delavan, Minnesota USA on Monday, March 17, 2008
Enroute to CdnBlueRose..... Enjoy!

Journal Entry 8 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Friday, April 11, 2008
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