Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip Book Review




About the Book

 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. (Goodreads)



My Thoughts

I wasn't sure what to expect with this story but I was intrigued by the title. I have always liked reading books that have a perspective of an elderly person. So many books that are published the main characters are younger folks. I loved Mrs. Kip and her story and she was easily the best part of this book. I appreciated her point of view of being put in a care home and living her final days. She knew what was to come and yet her faith really got her through. I also loved how fervently she was willing to share the Lord with others. It was very convicting because she just shared with people no matter what even when she knew the reaction wouldn't be friendly. 

The other part of this story is about Aidyn Kelley and her writing what she thinks is an obituary for Mrs. Kip. To fully understand this you just need to read the book. I thought this was a very unique take in story telling. This author was thinking out of the box and it was well done. At times this story did drag on just a bit for me but overall this was an enjoyable read. I look forward to more from Sara Brunsvold.

Four Stars.

"I received a copy of this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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