‘You know how sometimes a book can just come out of nothing and randomly make you fall in love with it? Well – guess what. That’s exactly what Five Wakes and a Wedding did to me!’
Undertaker Nina Sherwood is your average thirtysomething with a steady job, a nice home – and dead bodies in her basement.
But when Nina opens her brand new shop in celebrity-studded Primrose Hill, corpses are hard to come by. ‘We don’t do death in this part of London,’ she’s told. ‘Such a shame you didn’t think to open a vegan cupcake shop instead.’
Banned by the Traders Association, bleeding start-up capital faster than anyone can complain, ‘Your ghastly shop is bringing down property prices!’, and bothered every day by a neighbour who hands her an enormous bill for roof repairs, it looks as if Nina’s made a huge mistake. And when her ‘big break’ funeral turns out to be a prank, it seems like Nina’s business and her reputation are dead and buried.
Enter Barclay Banks – part kidult part corporate lawyer – who takes Nina on a helicopter date to Paris and offers to invest in Happy Endings.
But why would he do that?
Why is he so keen for Happy Endings to relocate to a different part of London?
And can he be trusted?
Five Wakes and a Wedding: What readers are saying
‘Fun, funny, romantic and wonderful’
‘A totally different spin on a contemporary romance!’
‘I quickly fell in love with Nina and her quirky group of friends’
‘Made me laugh – and cry’
‘Loved the storytelling’
‘Can absolutely see this as a movie’
‘Okay, this book was FUNNY’
‘Absolutely delightful read’
‘What a wonderful surprise!’
‘Simply can’t commend her writing enough’
‘This book will put a smile on your face!’