A Friday Recommendation

I like to spread the word about books I’ve enjoyed or truly love. I’ve been a fan of Rose Pressey’s since I found her book, Me and My Ghoulfriends, several years ago. Recently I’ve finished reading the third book in her Haunted Vintage series and decided it was time to talk about her books on my blog.

The first series of hers I fell in love with was her Larue Donovan series, about a woman who owns a bookstore and can see and speak to ghosts.

click on the covers to go to the series pages on Amazon

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And the ghosts she sees are delightful…and sometimes famous! Abraham Lincoln and Marilyn Monroe, just to name two. Her best friend, Mindy, is fabulous and I love that they have a true friendship. Sometimes in a series with romance, friendships are pushed aside and the characters feel less real because of that, but not in this series 🙂

Larue’s love interest is Callahan Weiss, a new arrival in town who opens a coffee shop right next door to Larue’s bookstore. The chemistry is great and their interactions span from funny, wonderful, tense, and emotional. Their first date is awesome!

Here’s the blurb for the Me and My Ghoulfriends (book one of the series):

There’s always fun to be had on a ghoul’s night out. By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she’s a world-renowned psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won’t leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he’s in charge of her lovelife. Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It’s the living who drive her crazy. When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door. She’s smitten from the start, but she’s not the only one — The boutique owner across the street has her eye on Callahan too, and uses witchcraft to fight dirty. When Callahan gets hit by a love spell, Larue will need more than a little help from her ghoul-friends to save the day…

Her other series I adore is the paranormal-mystery Haunted Vintage series, which currently has three book out.

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The narrator of these books is Cookie Chanel, who owns her own vintage clothing boutique, It’s Vintage, Y’All. She’s a delight, and so are her friend Heather and the ever-fantastic cat, Wind Song.

The mysteries are a tad predictable at times, but that doesn’t take away from the fun or adventures Cookie has. The ghosts around her are fabulous characters, and cause so much trouble for her 🙂

Here’s the blurb for If You’ve Got It, Haunt It (book one in the series):

Cookie Chanel has a passion for fashion–and a murder mystery to solve!

Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique, It’s Vintage, Y’All, in the charming town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. Always on the lookout for stylish second-hand steals, she attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows. But she gets a lot more than she bargained for when Charlotte’s ghost appears before her–offering fashion advice and begging Cookie to find out who murdered her.

As the persistent poltergeist tags along and a possibly psychic pussycat moves into the shop, Cookie sorts through racks of suspects to see who may be hiding some skeletons in the closet. Do a clothing store owner and a disembodied socialite have a ghost of a chance of collaring a killer–or will Cookie’s life be the next one hanging by a thread?

These are light, paranormal cozy mysteries that are peppered with romance. If you enjoy Juliet Blackwell and Heather Blake, I think you’ll really enjoy both series!

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