The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold-Review

About The Book

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!

My Review

This book is hard to describe, I’ve not seen one quite like it before. But different is good in this case. The book is unique,unusual,extraordinary.
Yes, It’s a given I loved Mrs. Kip, she is the grandmother type we all want.
There are some wonderfully joyful parts to the book but some incredibly sad ones as well.
Mrs Kip is a very unique woman,a trooper,a woman who will not be left behind.
Though she has entered hospice care she gives of herself and makes everyone’s life better there .
We also meet a young woman named Aidyn Kelley, a cub reporter with the Kansas City Star.
She’s out to prove herself that she can write an obituary about Mrs Kip, an “ordinary woman”. After this gets approved she can then go on to write bigger and more important things.
I will admit to not overly liking the girl when I first read about her, she seemed to be just humoring the older woman as she spoke just to quickly get this assignment over and done.
As the story progresses it touches my heart to see the relationship between Mrs Kip and Aidyn. She becomes a more mature,self assured and religious woman who is also more empathetic . Going through boxes of Mrs Kip’s news clippings that contained stories of her life and by interviewing her and listening to her speak we hear what an extraordinary life Mrs Kip has lived. She is a most exemplary person to model your life after. If she were a real person I would have loved to have spent time with her.
Loved this book and look forward to seeing what this debut author has out next.

Pub Date 05 Jul 2022
I was given a complimentary copy of this book.
All opinions expressed are my own.

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About The Author

Sara Brunsvold creates stories that speak hope, truth, and life. Influenced by humble women of God who find his fingerprints in the everyday, she does the same in her life and her storytelling. Sara’s recognitions include the 2020 ACFW Genesis Award for Contemporary Fiction. She lives with her family near Kansas City, Missouri, where she can often be spotted writing at a park or library. Learn more at

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