Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business In UNFINISHED BUSINESS AN ANGELA PANTHER NOVEL bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson introduces her now trademark blend of witty dialog and hilarious banter in the first book of her hilarious

  • Title: Unfinished Business
  • Author: Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In UNFINISHED BUSINESS AN ANGELA PANTHER NOVEL, 1 bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson introduces her now trademark blend of witty dialog and hilarious banter in the first book of her hilarious and heartwarming paranormal chick lit, cozy mystery, Angela Panther series When Angela Panther s mother Fran Richter wakes her up in the middle of the night ranting aIn UNFINISHED BUSINESS AN ANGELA PANTHER NOVEL, 1 bestselling author Carolyn Ridder Aspenson introduces her now trademark blend of witty dialog and hilarious banter in the first book of her hilarious and heartwarming paranormal chick lit, cozy mystery, Angela Panther series When Angela Panther s mother Fran Richter wakes her up in the middle of the night ranting about stolen Hershey Bars, Angela thinks her mother s got a screw loose And then it hits her Her mother is dead Just a few hours before, Angela watched as the funeral home staff nearly dropped her mother s body off the gurney while sliding her into the hearse So maybe she s the one that s nuttier than a fruitcake But Fran keeps popping in and with a volcano full of drama already brewing at home crazy or not Angela s grateful for her mother s presence It s the other ghosts Angela can do without Seems Fran s return opened a portal between Angela and the other side and ghosts are hitting up the reluctant psychic medium for help From the naked British guy juggling balls in the coffee shop parking lot to the woman desperately trying to save her sick child, Angela must find a way to balance her own life with the unfinished business of the dead.

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    1. " I'd like to have an IV of caffeine inserted into my wrist it it were socially acceptable. Actually, forget socially acceptable. I'd do it even if it weren't. Coffee for me was like sex to a twenty-year-old man- never too much and never too often."Sold me with that quote at 4% into the book. I really liked these characters, they were not the normal young desperate or young and powerful they were the average middle class struggling family with teenage drama, marriage issues, elderly parents and [...]

    2. While dealing with real life issues is always difficult, this story puts a humorous paranormal spin on the chaos most people hope to avoid in their life. Turning the sadness of a mother's death into a comedy is challenging, but this book succeeded. Most of us wish, when a parent dies, that we could have had more time with them. This book certainly has a “be careful what you wish for” aspect, all while tackling deep life issues, and fighting those sneaky carbs. Filling this story, are several [...]

    3. GREAT BOOK!!!A friend of mine suggested that I pick up a copy of this book. She said it was a great read filled with a mixture of wonderful emotions. She was absolutely right. I found myself drawn to the plot like moth to light. I was unable to find a spot that would allow me to put the book down and pick it up later. I kept reading while my emotions churned wildly from laughter to crying to utter pleasure.The horrid emotion of losing someone you love more than life brought unstoppable tears to [...]

    4. A hilarious book that ties in many elements with charm and wit while also being heartfelt. Although dealing with death and seeing ghosts are no laughing matter, the author wraps up a serious and emotional story with entertaining characters and an over all great story.

    5. I loved the way the author told this story. The underlying subject matter was serious, but her funny, snarky tone lightened the mood to make it a very enjoyable read. The author has a great sense of humor, even about death, but when the story called for it, she was reverent and empathetic in the way her characters handled each other.I really identified with the main character—she’s just a mom, trying to do the things she needs to do to keep the family on track. She’s not an overbearing sup [...]

    6. First reviewed at Keeper BookshelfI wasn’t sure what to expect as I opened up this novel. What I discovered was a delightful, funny, insightful and oddly realistic family’s journey into the absolutely unknown.Angela’s mother has passed away. And Angela thinks she is going insane. Why? Because her deceased mother is standing there, talking to her as if this is a normal occurrence! The average person does not go to sleep one night and wake up a ghost whisperer the next morning. But, it seems [...]

    7. When Angela Panther's mother Fran passes away from lung cancer, Angela knew she would be dealing with the grief from her mother's death, but she never thought that she would see her mother return as a ghost! It seems that before Fran could rest in peace in heaven, she has some unfinished business to attend to on earth. Thinking that she is dreaming at best and hallucinating at worse, Fran's celestial reappearance awakens a psychic gift of sight in Angela where she can see dead people, making her [...]

    8. Unfinished Business by Carolyn Ridder AspensonOn the day of Angela Panther’s mother’s death, instead of only grieving, as normal folks might, she is learning to deal with her mother’s ghost.Her mother tells her that she has unfinished business and came back to help Angela. As freaked out as Angela is to see her mother’s ghost, at least Angela’s not alone in dealing with the “sight;” both her beloved dog, Gracie, and her young son, Josh, can also see Fran, Angela’s mother. What th [...]

    9. This was a rather humorous novel. Fran, Angela’s mom, is actually the best part with how she’s treating being a part of the afterlife, and trying to help out Angela with all that’s going on. However, this story is told from Angela’s point of view and I think that might have been a mistake on the part of the author. It definitely didn’t add anything to the story, and might have actually hurt the plot being caught up with her constantly thinking not too flattering thoughts about her kids [...]

    10. To misquote a famous movie: Angela sees dead people. Angela’s mother returns as a ghost and reawakens a latent psychic gift in her daughter. This talent turns Angela’s life upside down. How will she cope with her shimmering, transparent mother floating in and out of her life? What should she do about these other ghosts who keep pestering her to help them with their unfinished business? How is she going to explain all this to her husband, when she doesn’t fully understand it herself?Angela [...]

    11. What a great paranormal book it really brought out the humor in a mostly serious topic of seeing ghosts. The characters were well developed and you can relate to them and what they are going through. It’s entertaining and interesting the characters are fun and all the issues that are happening keeps you captivating. The different issues that Angela helps with are touching and they leave you teary eyed. I believe that Angela was a grown up with a teenagers mentality or alter ego that most of ha [...]

    12. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I knew it had to be my next read. Carolyn combines the perfect amount of grief, hilarity, romance, and paranormal to make this quite an interesting read.Angela, a seemingly normal housewife who can banter with the best of them, wakes up one morning to find out she can see dead people. More specifically she can see her recently deceased mother. So what's a girl to do? Grab a cupcake and her best friend and set out to find a way to stop seeing her dead mo [...]

    13. This book caught me by surprise, and I am so glad to have read this story. As the book opens, Angela’s beloved mother is dying. When she passes, Angela is devastated by the loss. Shortly afterward though her mom’s ghost returns offering advice and often butting in at times that make for some awkward (and hilarious moments). Angela is conflicted; she craves the additional time with her mother, but she is also afraid she is going crazy. It is bad enough that she can see and talk to her dead mo [...]

    14. I'll admit I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book. The beginning drew me in, but the next couple of chapters were a little bit slow for me. However, once I got further into the story, I really enjoyed it. After the passing of her mother, Angela begins receiving visits from her and soon discovers that she has the "gift" of seeing and speaking with dead people. Angela's mother, Fran, was so entertaining, making me laugh out loud several times throughout the book.Surprisingly, I also found [...]

    15. Beautifully written page turner with laugh out loud moments!, June 5, 2013By Janet Eve Josselyn - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Unfinished Business; An Angela Panther Novel (Kindle Edition)Want to read a beautifully written novel with gripping characters and laugh out loud moments? Check out Unfinished Business, An Angela Panther Novel by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson. When Angela Panther's mother Fran dies and comes back as a ghost, the ordinary, somewhat boring life Angela once knew quickly [...]

    16. I would give Unfinished Business, An Angela Panther Novel a 5 star rating. I picked the book up, not reading the blurb, sometimes it’s fun that way. I started to read, and although saddened by the MC’s mother’s death, ended up smiling, and laughing at the turn of events. When her mother came back as a ghost, revealing the gift Angela had. Angela’s mother Fran, who is a fun character and I grew to love her the moment she returned in the story. I enjoyed the interaction between them, the f [...]

    17. Wasn't sure what to expect with this book and ended up loving it! The characters had me laughing and the crying. Not to forget my favorite her ability to talk with spirits.

    18. This was an interesting novel. It is listed as a mystery but read like an interesting novel. The premise is that a woman's mother passes away, and the woman rediscovers her latent ability to speak with the dead. The woman's mother has plenty to say, and actually helps her granddaughter. Angela Panther's struggle to accept her 'gift' or 'curse' depending on where she was emotionally at the time was humorous.This is a gentle paranormal novel. Luckily it is a series and we can follow Angela's progr [...]

    19. If my mother died and suddenly I could see ghosts everywhere, I would probably act exactly like Angela. Denial is the name of the game and Angela is excellent at it. All the characters react to this change is very realistic ways. Though slightly unrealistic, the story is off set by how well the characters are depicted. The sequence of events that happened in this book is a little unrealistic, but it was handled well. Emily's character took a drastic change near the end of the book is normal for [...]

    20. The characters in Unfinished Business were fun and quirky. Totally fell in love with them all. They were very real and felt like people I have known for a long time. This story is full of spirits, good and bad times, and the trials of life and death. Several aspects deal with the problems young people face today. The plot is both fulfilling and well defined. Cannot wait to read more about Angela, Jake and their kids; Mel and Fran. Highly recommend this book, you will enjoy it.

    21. If your looking for a clean cozy mystery, this is not for you. If you take out the constant crass sexual references and vulgarities, the story itself isn't half bad. unfortunately that's not possible so I'm giving this book two stars.

    22. Good storyline The storyline was a good one but the main character was really hard to like she was too back and forth and whiny made it so hard to get into the read But that’s just my opinion it’s worth giving the book a chance because the whole concept is a good one.

    23. Pulled another all-nighter.This book was captivating from beginning to end. Characters were well drawn and easy to get to know. Author does emotions very well. Fortunately I already have the next book, so I can dive right in.

    24. 3 stars, maybe 3.5Angela can see and talk to ghosts. As much as I enjoy the paranormal concept of this, parts of this book seemed a bit slow to me. I doubt I'll read the next book in this series.

    25. I got this book from the author for an honest review. It is out of my "norm" and I honestly was feeling a little run down from all the angst, heartbreak, and love stories that I was happy to switch it up for a little bit and boy I not only switched out of my comfort zone but I got batted out of left field!!! With that being said I really enjoyed this book and was glad I got the honor of reviewing it for her. Gosh this book was really good. It was about ghosts, the love of family, the never endin [...]

    26. So Ghost-whisperer. So engaging. So tear-jerking. So fantastic. Angela Panther, housewife, mother of two, lover of cupcakes, lives a mundane life. Until her mother dies. Yes, funeral planning can be thrilling (thanks to Carolyn's humor), but Angela gains supernatural abilities to see ghosts. These powers, though appealing to her because she gets a second chance with her mum—which not even a few people have, aren't putting her in a good mind frame since she's worried every ghost in town would c [...]

    27. 3.5 out of 5 starsreceived a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review"My name is Angela Panther and I see dead people. Well, one dead person, that is, and frankly, one was enough."With this classified as chick-lit, I was expecting some romance and for it to be fluffy. That is not what this was, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It was well-written, just a bit jumpy plot wise. I enjoyed the characters and it was definitely a funny concept-a woman's mother comes back and haunts [...]

    28. A couple months ago, at the beginning of June to be exact, I received Carolyn Ridder Aspenson’s book Unfinished Business – An Angela Panther Novel as a free eBook in exchange for a review. I never expected time to fly so quickly before I could read it. However, I am so glad I was given a chance to read and review this book. What a fun read!!! If you want a tongue in cheek, laugh-out-loud read about dying and the afterlife this is the book to read. Angela is a wonderful character dealing with [...]

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