Samantha Sweet is back at Sweet's Sweets, turning out her amazing cakes and pastries for the busy holiday season, when Emily Plankhurst, the new young librarian in town, stops in. Emily tells Sam a strange story involving a hidden niche in the library revealed to her in a vision, supposedly, by her dead grandmother. Would anyone believe this farfetched story? Possibly not anyone but Sam, who has had more than a few unexplained occurrences in her own life.
It turns out the hidden space contains a rare painting, The Ghost of Christmas, which was believed to have been destroyed in a fire twenty-five years ago at the luxury home of a hedge fund billionaire. A young man died in the fire and the insurance company paid the claim for the valuable painting. But now that the painting has turned up, how can Emily prove that her own grandfather wasn't the one behind the arson?
a sticky situation when she approaches Sam with the case. If she turns the
painting over to the authorities, they will almost certainly believe that her
grandfather was involved in the theft of the piece and most likely complicit in
insurance fraud as well. Would the police actually take him out of the
Alzheimer care facility where he now resides and throw him in jail? Emily's only
chance of saving her grandfather's life, and the reputation of the
family-founded library, is to investigate the old crime and find out who really
stole The Ghost of Christmas. And Samantha is the only person she can trust to
help her, one of the few who remembers when the fire started and the insurance
claim was paid. It's a Christmas mystery with a lot of twists and turns!
CD ISBN: 978-1-64192-464-1
MP3-CD ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-64192-465-8
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Running Time: Approx. 7.71 Hrs.
Read by Andrea Bates
Rated PG, 7 CDs
Andrea Bates' career has spanned three decades on the stage and behind the microphone. Beginning as a musical theater professional based in New York, she toured with Broadway companies like A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, and South Pacific with Robert Goulet. She also held coveted roles in off-Broadway productions such as Beehive, and even worked the cruise ship circuit "back when the boats were small!" After retiring from the road, she developed her voice acting skills in the studio doing countless radio and TV commercials, then became the recognizable face in many commercials for companies ranging from Comcast to the Spokane Symphony. Her recent film credits include the Art of Breaking Up, The Family Holiday and Home of the Brave. Ms. Bates thanks her "fans" for making it possible to record more books for you! Andrea Bates Audiobooks
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS SWEET by Connie Shelton (Samantha Sweet Series, Book 15), Read by Andrea Bates
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