The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kipp: Book Review with RevellReads
About the book:
Title: The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kipp
Author: Sara Brunsvold
Release Date: July 5, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction
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!
Goodness. This book absolutely touched my heart. I loved Aidyn’s reluctance as it shows real human emotion when she’s forced to visit Mrs. Kipp. Then, the slow shift in her mindset as Clara Kipp cracks open the hard walls that Aidyn has built and shows her that life is so much more than chasing an assignment. I loved the insight into Clara’s life. She was strong and courageous, even when she wanted to give up. There is a heartfelt message throughout the story and the Christian faith element shines through in great arcs that brought the whole story together. God’s warriors are hidden in many places. Highly recommend this book. I was given a copy of this book through RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.