but what I found inside was so worth discovering:
The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip
by Sara Brunsvold
might be one of the most special books
I'll read this year.
Aidyn Kelly is a young, ambitious reporter looking for her big break. In her enthusiasm, she steps on some toes and is relegated to the menial assignment of interviewing a dying woman and writing her obituary.
But Mrs. Kip is no ordinary woman. Behind her failing body and witty sarcasm beats the heart of spiritual warrior, carrying a story for the ages. This is a woman who's experienced grief, and learned the power of sacrificial love.
I don't want to reveal too much about this book, because I think it's one that really benefits from its own gentle reveal. Like last year's The Nature of Small Birds, it's a book that's driven by character, story, moments, and relationships.
In sharing Mrs. Kip's fictional story, we also delve into a piece of real history. Again, I love the power of historical fiction to shine light on the hidden and lost stories of our past. Strangely enough, it's a story that is still current today.
I highly recommend The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip!
I think it would be a particularly lovely selection for a book club,
especially one open to faith-based discussions.
And, look at all the neat bonus opportunities that come with this book:
Baker Book House is offering a FREE ONLINE AUTHOR'S NIGHT with Sara this Thursday!
You can sign up here:
UPDATE: The video for this event is now on the Baker Book House Facebook page.
Signing up for Sara's newsletter gets you some free gifts,
and she even has a neat trailer for the book.
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Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.