Blog Tour: How to Say Goodbye by Katy Colins

*Thank you so much to HQ for involving me in this wonderful blog tour.*

Blog description:

No one is ever happy to see Grace Salmon.

As a funeral arranger, she’s responsible for steering strangers through the hardest day of their lives. It’s not a task many would want – but, for Grace, giving people the chance to say a proper goodbye to the ones they love is the most important job in the world.

From the flowers in the church to the drinks served at the wake,Grace knows it’s the personal touches that count – and it’s amazing what you can find out about someone from their grieving relatives … or their Facebook page. But when she accidentally finds out too much about someone who’s died, Grace is finally forced to step out of the shadows… and start living.

Book review:

This is wonderful and very very special book that touched my heart and soul.

This contemporary addresses a true and very raw issue in the way it addresses death and learning to live again. Buckle in because if you pick up this book you will go on one hell of an emotional journey. You will most certainly cry, laugh and fall in love with the characters and the narrative. Unfortunately death is real to us all and it is something that unites people and yet makes them feel so alone.

Although the novel tackles some intense issues, it is readable and relatable AND it would make for the perfect summer read.

This is an emotional read but one with substance and key messages of learning to cope with loss and moving on.

The protagonist of this novel, Grace – is a lovely and endearing character. She is not your typical funeral director, she has a heart and goes above and beyond for everyone she works with.

I cannot wait to read more from Katy Colins because her writing style captivated me and made me fully fall in love with Grace.

About the author:

Katy Colins completed her first novel ‘A Dogs Tale’ at the age of 11 which received rave reviews … from her Grandad and English teacher. This was just the encouragement she needed to carry on writing.

As a qualified journalist with articles published in Company Magazine and The Daily Star she crossed sides to work in Public Relations before selling all she owned to backpack solo around South East Asia and finally put her thoughts into words, writing as she travelled.

Katy currently lives by the sea in France where she is on a one woman mission to educate the French about the necessity and technicalities of making a good cup of tea. When she is not writing about romance, travel and adventure, she loves travelling, catching up with family and friends and convincing herself that her croissant addiction isn’t out of control – just yet.

You can find out more about Katy, her writing and her travels on her blog www.notwedordead.com or via twitter @notwedordead (less)

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