Sunday, July 10, 2022

The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip


Aidyn Kelley is talented, ambitious, and ready for a more serious assignment than the fluff pieces she's been getting as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. In her eagerness, she pushes too hard, earning herself the menial task of writing an obituary for an unremarkable woman who's just entered hospice care.

But there's more to Clara Kip than meets the eye. The spirited septuagenarian may be dying, but she's not quite ready to cash it in yet. Never one to shy away from an assignment herself, she can see that God brought the young reporter into her life for a reason. And if it's a story Aidyn Kelley wants, that's just what Mrs. Kip will give her--but she's going to have to work for it.

Debut author Sara Brunsvold delights with this emotional multigenerational story that shows that the very best life is made up of thousands of little deaths to self. You'll want to be just like Mrs. Kip when you grow up!

My thoughts: I love a story that introduces some history that I didn't previously know much about, as well as one that challenges me to be a better person. The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip managed to fit in both of those categories! While the book is set in a city that is near and dear to my heart, I didn't realize how instrumental it was in opening its doors to refugees in years past. So, I enjoyed learning more about that through this story!

I also really enjoyed Mrs. Kip, since she is such a fun, spunky character! I love how she shows Aidyn that, just because you are in your twilight years, doesn't mean that you can't make a difference. She is truly a delightful character! 

This is a wonderful debut novel! I look forward to reading more of Sara Brunsvold's stories in the future.

I received this book from Revell. This is my honest review.

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