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Posted December 9, 2008
After nine months of touring, Kiely Devlin looks forward to R&R in her Manhattan apartment when her worst nightmare her best friend director Lida Rose Worthington informs her Kiely that her plane ticket awaits her at LaGuardia to take her to Dallas. LR expects Kiely to perform in a remake of the classic ¿Bad Business on the Brazos¿, a hundredth anniversary gala event. Kiely almost agrees until LR mentions ¿perfect¿, reminding her that her pal has matched her to losers every summer. Still Kiely flies to Texas having been blackmailed with the offer of three meals a day of the best Tex-Mex food in the country.---- Kiely scoffs at the rumor that the East Ellum Theatre is haunted by Don Muller, an actor killed on stage, until she meets him munching popcorn. Kiely begins inquiries into what happened fifty years ago but dangerous occurrences happen to her and not just falling in love with Rafe Montez, playing Don¿s role. Although he ridicules her belief in the ghost, he will do anything to keep his beloved safe.---- GHOST OF A CHANCE is a great tale that effortlessly combines elements of chick lit, buddy tales, paranormal, and amateur sleuth with a contemporary romance in such a manner that cross-subgenre fans will welcome a new talent onto their bookshelves. The story line is extremely humorous especially when LR and Kiely debate anything as if the former is from Pluto and the later is from Mercury. The hunks (the ghost may be ephemeral but what a bod) are fabulous as they haunt the heroine. Anyone who gives Flo Fitzpatrick¿s book a chance will appreciate this amusing tale.---- Harriet Klausner
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Posted June 11, 2012
Posted May 15, 2012
Ghost of Chance is a light-hearted romp with some moments of suspense, a nice weekend read. Smooth prose, enjoyable characters-- I can't ask for more. A revival of a theater with a show that was performed 100 years ago and 50 years ago... both with tragic deaths and now the show "Bad Business" is said to be cursed. I just finished reading this book and I am smiling, still laughing. Fast action, funny, intriguing characters, a good mystery, a touch of the paranormal with a friendly ghost... this book has got it all woven together delightfully. Truly, while there seems to be a romance forming... the romance part of the book doesn't take center stage. Everyone who enjoys a bit of the theater will recognize and relax into memories. The kooky, quirky characters will delight you. Fitzpatrick is a delight at weaving this amazing tale of paranormal, off-beat Sleuth and sexy romance. She vividly brings to life the frantic backstage madness of a play being produced. It's funny, it's sexy. Get this book, relax and prepare to enjoy a good read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 12, 2004
If you're looking for a mystery with a little romance mixed in, you'll love this debut book by Flo Fitzpatrick. Her unique writing style is humorously clever, and the characters antics will bring a smile to your face.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 3, 2004
If you're a guy, don't let the fact that Flo fitzpatrick's GHOST OF A CHANCE is lumped with the romances scare you off. I'm a guy (last time I looked, anyway) and I found her novel to be more of a mystery with romantic overtones. But the overwhelming attractiveness of the book is Flo's tremendous sense of HUMOR! Believe me, the humor, along with the fast-paced plotting and colorful characters will hook you right away and keep you turning pages. Someone once asked Elmore Leonard how to write great books and he said,'Leave out the boring parts'. Well, Flo Fitzpatrick DEFINITELY left out the boring parts!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 18, 2004
This was, without a doubt, one of the wittiest books I've ever read. Kiely is a fantastic heroine--hilarious, smart, and very 'authentic.' Rafe is an equally-worthy hero--very sexy, too. The clever plot never failed to surprise me with all its twists and turns, and the satisfying end left me laughing AND crying! This is one expertly-crafted, well-cast novel you won't want to miss. Hard to believe it's the author's debut book. I'm eagerly anticipating Ms. Fitzpatrick's next novel!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 22, 2004
Whether you read mysteries, romances or paranormals this book has something for you. Told in the first person it is a fun, and lively book. The characters are great. The spunky, dancer protagonist (Kiely) falls for the mysterious actor (Rafe) who is playing the villan in the remake of a one hundred year old play. Unfortunately, the legendary curse on the play still seems to be active. Fortunately, the last victim of the curse (or his ghost) is doing his best to keep Kiely on her toes. Even as old cast members join the show and a new victim falls to the curse, Kiely (with the ghost's assitance) manages to solve the mystery and get the guy. :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.