The Undertaker’s Wife: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Laughter in the Unlikeliest of Places By Dee Oliver

If I hadn’t read it myself I would not have believed a book could have combined humor, grief, and hardship into one amazing, entertaining story! I laughed, I cried and my heart ached with Ms. Oliver. Best of all this is a true story! Who doesn’t love one of those!?
I related to the book on several levels. I am a recent widow and dealing with my loss on all levels. I can understand her shock, heartache, and all the realities in losing the love of your life. Next, we lived in a funeral home while in college. My husband was an apprenticed embalmer. It brought back so many memories of the business: Crazy hours, grieving with the families, and the uniqueness of dealing with death on a daily basis.
Helping others during their time of bereavement does absolutely nothing to prepare you for the death of your loved ones. I appreciated the author’s honesty, not only about her marriage, but also about the roller coaster of emotions and unexpected challenges she faced in continuing life as a widow. She was an inspiration to me! Yes was spunky and relied on God to get her through, but she was not without fear and doubt as she did. Her sense of humor and frankness makes this book not only delightful to read but also very powerful in its message to those who have lost spouses. You can go on and God will be with you!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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