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Thursday, 10 August 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester

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The Funeral Flower
by Michelle Jester
Publication date: June 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult


Devastated by the death of her grandfather, six-year-old Kelly Rodgers barely manages to cope with the profound loss. Already facing issues at school, she finds herself spiraling deeper into despair, when a fateful interaction through the fence in her backyard gives her hope. In the years following, Kelly realizes that life’s tragedies can be dealt with through acceptance; until another series of agonizing events leaves her heart in pieces.

Finding herself thrown into new surroundings, Kelly embraces her life and resolves to never fall in love. That decision is easy to keep until her junior year when she is drawn by an unavoidable attraction to the new guy, tormented James Delaney. The moment he looks up at her and smiles, her body betrays her. And he notices. She is determined to avoid him, but soon Kelly is forced to face the inevitable truth: She doesn’t want to avoid James… and he won’t let her.

Even though tragedy always follows love.

This book is intended for mature audiences due to critical subject matter.
Note: Due to mature content recommended for Ages 17+

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3 out of 5 (good)

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What a sad, tragic story! It was absolutely heart breaking the tragedy she was dealt as such a young age. The author did such a great job writing the story though and dealing with such delicate subject matter. So I applaud her for the way she told the story.

Overall, it was a good story. It flowed well and it was a quick read. There wasn’t anything fantastic about the story that kept my attention or made me want to read it. The details and descriptions were good and on par.

It felt like the author wanted to gather a group of tragic events; bullying, pregnancy, death, rape, etc. and write about all of them in a book. While I appreciate the way that the author wrote the story and dealt with the subject at hand, but I think it was a bit much for one book.

Again, a good read. It wasn’t a letdown read and was good enough while I was reading the story. I can’t say I would chose to read another story by this author though, but every person has their own thoughts on what makes a great book and a re-readable story. I’d suggest to give it a shot if the blurb intrigues you though, you might love it!

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN) - ends 24th August

A scented candle with 5 layers of scents inspired by The Funeral Flower, as well as Root Beer lip balm

I am a hopeless romantic (I think this is the most important thing to know about me). In addition, I live in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana with my husband and high school sweetheart. Together we have a son and daughter.

Throughout my life writing and photography have been my main creative outlets. Especially when I am stressed, I know I can go to either of those things and pour out that anxiety into something good and productive.

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Tour Organised by: Xpresso Book Tours 

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