The Winter Spirit by Indra Vaughn ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

winterspiritTitle: The Winter Spirit

Author: Indra Vaughn

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist:

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/16/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Winter Holiday


Nathaniel O’Donnelly likes his life quiet, his guests happy, and his ghosts well-behaved.

Although a boyfriend wouldn’t go amiss. Someone to share his beautiful B&B with, even if it is in the middle of nowhere and he’s long past the wrong side of thirty. Problem is, Nathaniel’s living with a ghost who thinks he’s cupid, and whose arrows fly a little too straight.

Gabriel Wickfield had the unfortunate luck of dying before his time, and now he’s stuck trying to make romance happen to earn his right to move along. Not that he’s bored in the meantime—Nathaniel is just too easy to tease. And also a little bit scrumptious…

With the curse reaching its expiration date, Gabriel needs to make a final match this Christmas. Without it, nothing but darkness awaits.

Love can conquer all, but can it beat death?

My View:

This was an amazing holiday story and I WILL be re-reading again shortly. Any plans for an audio version?????

My review for this one will be a bit odd because  I want it to be clear that the thing I loved most about this story was the author’s ability to keep me guessing and the reactions she was able to pull from me. I am going to take you through my journey of reactions to this story. Here we go!

”OK….this Blurb doesn’t tell me much but it seems like this will be a cute story possibly about a matchmaking ghost”

“Oh, YAY, I love a good second chance love story. I just hope this doesn’t turn into an insta reunion with no development”

“Oh a prankster ghost! This could be fun”

“Wait, something isn’t right here”

“OK something really isn’t right here. Oh, maybe I was wrong and this is not a second chance love story”

“Ohhhhhh YES! I like this love story better!!!! But how will it work?”

“Oh I get it now! All right! I am loving this ghost story!”

“Oh gooey, loving, wonderful, romance, getting to know each other, yay I can feel this love and it is fantastic! I want more”

“Oh wait no, that’s not supposed to happen. Nonononononono what?!?! How could you?”

tears of sorrow over the outcome

“I guess I was right all along and it was a second chance love story, but you better make this redemption believable because I am PISSED at you right now Ms. Vaughn”

“What, wait, what? Oh please please please please….YES!!!! I love you Ms. Vaughn I take back the anger!”

“Yay, warm fuzzy happy tears and this is the best story I’ve read in awhile!”

collapses in an exhausted, gooey mushy heap

So there you have it. I LOVED this story. It was well written, well executed, and well worth the time to read. Pick it up, you won’t be disappointed.


The Winter Spirit on Goodreads
Self Published
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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