Death. Love. And In Between.
Maggie never wanted to go into the family business, but when her parents die suddenly and her husband has just abandoned her and their two small children, what choice does she have? With the support of her best friend Elka, and her mentor Betty, she had to accept becoming a funeral director. Now Kate and Nick are grown and Maggie faces the prospect of a future without them.
It's the middle of winter and Queenstown, a resort town in New Zealand is full of skiers. Betty has just died and Elka needs surgery. Kate's back from London where she was an up and coming chef, won't get out of bed. Nick feels guilty delivering fast food to an ex-champion skier, bitter about the injury which robbed her of glory. There is a movie star in town who won't listen to advice and Maggie can't seem to put a foot right with the new doctor in town.
People are dying and life goes on.
Death Actually is the newest book from author Rosy Fenwicke and is available to order from Amazon or your local bookstore!
"I was not expecting to love this book, but I totally did! I had not heard anything about it so I didn't really know what to expect going in, but a huge thank you to the publisher and netgalley for this arc.
We follow a sudden funeral director, Maggie, through her journey of giving up on love and the relationships through family and friends that lead her back. I will say, there are many characters weaved throughout the beginning and it was semi-confusing to keep track of them at first. But once you get into the groove of the story and straighten out whos who, good luck putting it down. I was pulled in and completely fell in love with so many characters. While I did need to reach for the tissues a couple of times, it was overall not a heavy read despite some of the subject matter. I don't think I would say this is my normal pick, but it was very well-written and I hope it gets the buzz that it deserves!"
- 5***** NetGalley Reviwer, May 2018
"A resonating tale of life, death, love, and friendship. Good to read over a cup of tea while pondering on the state of your life and meaning of your relationships."
- 5***** NetGalley Reviewer, May 2018
"Is one ever allowed to say that a book was honest if they know it's a work of fiction? Well, the details, dialogues and characters were so real and vivid in how they went about their lives.... Or, when the new doctor-Ben, comes into town and she cannot help but be hot and cold around him. There are also Kate and Nick who in their own way model her strength as a single parent.
So, thank you NetGalley for the eARC, this was a heartfelt read anyone who's ever loved, lived and cherished a moment or two with great people would enjoy this book."
- 5***** NetGalley Review, March 2018