Blowing In The Wind
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston is the most delightful novel that wraps around the reader, filling them with love.
This is a book that I never wanted to end. It was beautifully written and just sank into my heart and soul.
This was a book about love. It was a love that was not confined to the here and now but a love that defied space and time.
And this was a book that makes you feel good, as you experience the love. It was also a book that made you feel whimsical, as I kept thinking ‘oh no, if only…’ As I read towards the conclusion I did yell a loud ‘Oh yes!’ at a certain point – see if you do too.
A major theme was that of grief and loss as the family own and run a funeral home. But among the loss and the grief lives love. Love is a lasting legacy. Love says we lived even though we are now gone.
All the characters were well drawn, likable and realistic. I loved the two lead characters and their interactions were beautiful to witness, as we observed a growing affection and playful teasing.
When our muse dries up, what do we do? We see a character struggling to regain her talent after the world has dealt her a bitter blow.
There is sibling rivalry. Sometimes situations have been misunderstood but at the end of the day, family is bonded by memories and love.
I absolutely adored The Dead Romantics. I had the dilemma – I wanted to see what happened but I didn’t want the book to end! It was so beautiful. I cannot wait for more by Ashley Poston.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.