This is the third and final book in the Fairlawn Series. I've read all three and I have to say, they seem to keep getting better and better. Angela Hunt does a great job of intertwining struggles that each of us face every day with occurrences that we don't face every day...like working in a funeral home and dealing with bodies. Don't let that scare you away from this book...it is a great read.
Loved the book as I have this whole series. I think she does a great job of infusing some good spiritual advice into her story. I like that she doesn't resolve every question too easily because life isn't like that. This series also tells a story of mortuary life that I think we need to understand to see what a service these people do. Thank you Angela Hunt, still one of my favorite authors.
This Christian fiction novel is the last in the series, but you don't need to read the previous books to fully understand this one. The story is written in present tense instead of the more typical past tense. This sounds very odd to me, and I had a hard time settling into the story. The author skillfully wove in many details of the funeral industry without overloading on those details.The story is initially set up as a conflict between a man who needs to buy Jennifer's funeral home and Jennifer, who is having severe financial troubles. From this set-up, I expected the main story to be about the man trying to convince Jennifer to sell the funeral home while she painfully debates whether or not to sell while everything seems to go wrong. Shortly after this set-up, however, the plot threads are diverted and the book turns into a touching story about dealing with losing someone you love to terminal cancer. I even cried at the end. However, I would have liked it if the author had taken more time at the end to explain the motives behind the choices of a few of the secondary characters. Genre Reviews http://genrereviews.blogspot.com/