Thursday, July 14, 2022

The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold


At 93, my mother-in-law passed away in a nursing home.  She was there for a couple of years due to dementia and alzheimers.  My husband faithfully visited his mother.  At times, it was difficult as she didn't  speak.  She was there physically but was gone.  He would tell her he loved her and would be back soon. The last time he spoke to her she said she loved him too. What a blessing!

We would see these seniors every week.  Most had no visitors.  Each lived a full life.  A story to be told.  We found out that one woman was a WASP who flew planes during the war.  Unfortunately no one came to hear her story. 

Clara lived and loved.  She had no children of her own.  But everyone was part of her family.  She experienced grief but she didn't allow it to destroy her future. 

Her legacy will live on because someone was willing to listen.  Aidyn got more than just a news story when she met Mrs. Kip.

I received this book from Revell Reads to review.


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 in Kansas City, where she can often be spotted writing at a park or library. 


ACFW Genesis Contest Winner, Contemporary Category, 2020

ACFW Genesis Contest Semi-Finalist, Contemporary Category, 2018

Mattie Dykes Creative Writing Award – Fiction, 2000

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