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February 25, 2015



Beyond The Grave Series
A Ghostly Southern Mysteies
Book One
Tonya Kappes

A Ghostly Undertaking: Beyond the Grave Series

(from NightOwl Reviews)

 A funeral, a ghost, a murder . . . It's all in a day's work for Emma Lee Raines . . . Bopped on the head from a falling plastic Santa, local undertaker Emma Lee Raines is told she's suffering from “funeral trauma.”   It's trauma all right, because the not-so-dearly departed keep talking to her. Take Ruthie Sue Payne—innkeeper, gossip queen, and arch-nemesis of Emma Lee's granny—she's adamant that she didn't just fall down those stairs. She was pushed. Ruthie has no idea who wanted her pushing up daisies. All she knows is that she can't cross over until the matter is laid to eternal rest. In the land of the living, Emma Lee's high-school crush, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, isn't ready to rule out foul play. Granny Raines, the widow of Ruthie's ex-husband and co-owner of the Sleepy Hollow Inn, is the prime suspect. Now Emma Lee is stuck playing detective or risk being haunted forever.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Witness (first published October 1st 2013)
0062374648 (ISBN13: 9780062374646)
 Just another day but not exactly.  Another day with another funeral and another ghost? Emma Lee Raines is a young funeral director and this is an ordinary day for her.  Eternal Slumber Funeral Home is in Sleep Hollow, Kentucky.  It's not out of the ordinary to see Ruthie Sue Payne flitting about the streets.  She's the ghost of the town's gossip.  She's more of a nuisance dead than when she was alive.  Ruthis talks to Emma Lee and tells her about how she died.  Everyone thinks she fell down the steps at Sleepy Hollow Inn.  But did something else happen?  Emma Lee has to find out not only to maybe find a murderer but to be rid of Ruthie.  Will Ruthis be able to cross over or will Emma Lee be haunted forever.  The author wrote a wonderful, fun, creative book about funeral homes, ghosts, murderers, suspense and a lot more.  This was a fun and quick read.  Why not pick up a copy and follow Emma Lee and her side kick, Ruthie as they search for the answer as to why Ruthie died?

I was given a complimentary copy of A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING from the author, Tonya Kappes and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


 Tonya has written over 15 novels and 4 novellas, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, three teenage boys, two very spoiled schnauzers and one ex-stray cats in northern Kentucky and grew up in Nicholasville. Now that her boys are teenagers, Tonya writes full time but can be found at all of her guys high school games with a pencil and paper in hand.
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