The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

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.


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