The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip

Author: Sara Brunsvold

Publisher: Revell

Release Date: July 5, 2022

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Not at all what I expected from this book in the best possible way! A story that pulls at the heart strings and captivates readers from the very beginning!

Aidyn Kelley feels her talent as a writer is being undervalued at the Kansas City Star. When she pushes for better assignments, it backfires, and she gets assigned to write an obituary for an ordinary woman dying of cancer. What is supposed to be a punishment of an assignment turns into the assignment of a lifetime. Clara Kip is a spunky lady that is dying, but not ready to let go of the life the lord has blessed her with. When Aidyn shows up to speak with Clara about writing her obituary, Clara knows that God brought the young girl into her life for a reason, and she vows not to waste the opportunity.

The Extraordinary Death of Mrs. Kip is just that, an extraordinary book, especially when you realize this is a debut book. Sara Brunsvold has written a delightful new story that is going to be in the running for one of my favorite books of the year. The characters of Aidyn and Clara are opposites but also need each other in ways neither of them could have realized making them great characters to read about. This book hit me in all the right places and even had me wiping away a tear or two towards the end, not something that happens often when reading. The subject matter is tough but handled delicately with Clara knowing she doesn’t have long to live but wanting to make the most of her time and help those she can. Her outlook on life is written so beautifully, this is the type of story that many need to read and take to heart how these characters act and try to incorporate that into their own lives. I am blown away that this is the first novel by Sara Brunsvold, this reads more like a seasoned author’s writing. I recommend this to readers that love a good contemporary book with fantastic characters and a story that flows so naturally you forget everything else you need to do.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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