Review & #giveaway – The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester @michelle_jester @xpressotours


Book details:

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+


Although this book is a reasonable length, it was, I felt, quite a quick read.

There is a lot going on, and some difficult issues dealt touched upon, even if those issues weren’t always dealt with in great detail.  For the most part however, the characters’ reactions appeared to be grounded in reality.

The narrative style of the author was a little on the naive side for my tastes, and it is fair to say that it did, at some points feel a bit like religion was being pushed a little too hard.

Overall, I would say that this was a reasonable story – perhaps a vacation read, although it didn’t completely wow me.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.



purchase links

Amazon (Universal Link) | B&N

About the author

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.
author links

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads


Enter the giveaway HERE (US/CAN)

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