Five Wakes and a Wedding

Five Wakes and a Wedding

Undertaker Nina Sherwood is full of good advice. For example, never wear lip gloss when you?re scattering ashes. Nina is your average 30-year-old with a steady job, a nice home ? and dead bodies in her basement. As an undertaker, she often prefers the company of the dead to the living ? they?re obliging, good listeners and take secrets to the grave.   Nina is on a one-wom Undertaker Nina Sherwood is full of good advice. For example, never wear lip gloss when you?re scatt...

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Title:Five Wakes and a Wedding
Author:Karen Ross
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07NXYXFSB
Format Type:Kindle Edition

Five Wakes and a Wedding Reviews

  • Vivienne
    Jul 22, 2019
    A romantic comedy with noir I have never encountered a romantic comedy featuring an undertaker as its protagonist before and so was quite drawn to this novel. That the cover art is reminiscent of wedding-themed titles yet also contains two crows (or ravens) caught my eye and furthe...
  • Sharon
    Jul 13, 2019
    An amusing, light read. An undertakers is certainly a different setting to a cafe or bakery! Nina was a likeable character but the story didn?t quite gel in parts and felt at times it needed a jump to get going. Thank you to Avon and Netgalley for the arc and the opportunity t...
  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    Jul 18, 2019
    Nina Sherwood believes everyone deserves a happy ending, but the retailers of Primrose Hill?s high street, seem determined to deny her her?s. Within weeks of Nina?s funeral parlour, ?Happy Endings? opening, she is denied membership of the Primrose Hill Traders Association, ha...
  • Annarella
    Jul 18, 2019
    I need to read light, funny and entertaining book in this period of my life and this book was perfect. I loved the humour, the quirky cast of characters and the brilliant plot. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publisher an...
  • amanda
    Aug 26, 2019
    ?So tell me Nina.? His voice is soft, husky, urgent. ?Have you ever done it in the back of a hearse?? I know I said I wasn?t down with romances or chick-lits as of late but if said romance/chick-lit involves death, then you know I gotta do it em. Meet Nina Sherwood, an ...
  • Sharon Naylor Toris
    Jun 12, 2019
    A book with so many points of connection, and overall a laugh-out-loud experience that made me wake up early a few times just to get further into this one. It's a pleasant surprise that we can get so into plotline about funerals, but here we are thinking about the afterlife and the bus...
  • Christine (Queen of Books)
    Jul 25, 2019
    Thank you to NetGalley, Avon Books UK, and One More Chapter for an e-arc of this title for review. I really enjoyed the unique premise of Five Wakes and a Wedding - Nina is starting her own business (awesome) as an undertaker (whaaaaat). Most of the book is set in Primrose Hill, whi...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Jul 16, 2019
    2.5 Stars What can I say except that I was looking for a cute rom com and I should have known by the title that the novel didn?t fit that bill. Nina is an undertaker who starts her own business in Primrose Hill after getting fired. Little does she know that the residents of Pr...
  • Claire
    May 30, 2019
    Such a light and easy read which I loved. Five Wakes and a Wedding follows Nina Sherwood, a single undertaker as she sets up her new business in Primrose Hill. The troubles of a start-up, business neighbours, and conflict are all covered. Throw in a bit of romance and voila! I lo...
  • Finitha Jose
    Jun 16, 2019
    How many books do we get to read on undertakers? For me: Not a single one. So without a doubt, this was a fresh breeze in a genre I love so much. But don't be misled by the blurb, it is not as intriguing as it sounds. It is your usual relaxing story even if it is all about funerals. Oh...
  • Anitajt
    Jul 10, 2019
    Well, that was an enlightening read, I must admit it took a while to gel with the characters but when I did there was no stopping me. I was a bit dubious about the funeral aspect of it but the writer showed her talent in bringing together a fabulous story of friendship, business, love ...
  • Lynne
    Jul 21, 2019
    Happy Publication Day! Thank you Netgalley and Avon Books UK for an advanced copy in return for an honest review. If you are looking for a book that will make you feel good, want to cheer on the main character, love her supporting cast of characters, and hope that love will win o...
  • Sandra Berryman
    May 31, 2019
    A totally different spin on a contemporary romance with unusual characters and a plot line that kept you turning the pages. I received an e-book from NetGalley in return for an unbiased review. ...
  • Allison
    Jul 22, 2019
    This book was a perfect quick read! I'd consider it a must read for any fans of chick-lit! I really liked Nina's character as well as Barclay, even though he had some rough spots! I thought it was cool how the author tries to portray death in a lighter manner. At parts I found this boo...
  • Paula Pugh
    Jul 16, 2019
    I wasn?t caught by the book at first. The more I read, the more I got into the life happenings of Nina, undertaker with a new business. Her friends, Gloria and Edo, are true blue. They keep her moving forward in her pursuit of business. There are several surprises that add to the f...
  • Alicia (Alicia Reads It)
    Jul 21, 2019
    ?? 2 STARS I hate it when this happens, but I just wasn't super fond of this one. It was a cute and sweet quick read, but the plot was generally slow and didn't really capture much of my interest. This is the story of Nina, an undertaker who has recently started her own bus...
  • jhanami
    Jul 08, 2019
    Not my usual genre at all but I fancied something lighter for a change - and I really enjoyed it. Well-written, warm-hearted, funny and very easy to read, with a host of likeable and believable characters and most importantly not too cheesy or clichéd. Great stuff! ...
  • Karen Whittard
    May 29, 2019
    Fun, funny, romantic and wonderful. This book is absolutely hilarious. It will make you laugh out loud. And you will love he romance in this book as well. I loved it. ...
  • Nicki K.
    Jun 04, 2019
    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. With years experience working as an undertaker, Nina Sherwood had anticipated opening her own funeral home would be a much less overwhelming endeavor. Not only are her pretentious fellow busine...
  • LianaReads blog
    Jul 16, 2019
    This book was definitely something to remember. I love the idea of the undertaker as a heroine and at the end a business woman in a man?s world. Nothing is so easy as you might think and mistake after mistake, she won?t give up on her business no matter how many obstacles she e...
  • Kim
    Jun 26, 2019
    Cute but not perfect. Nina was a bit too whiny for my tastes and I couldn't understand what she saw in Barclay. Especially after figuring out what he was up to. Nina has terrible taste in men. Expected more about the funerals and planning to be honest, it is called Five Wakes and a ...
  • Kavanagh
    Jun 05, 2019
    I learned a new phrase: French polishing. Thank you Barclay, i'll be using this to the best of my ability. Okay, this book was FUNNY. An absolutely delightful read! I volunteered to read the ARC because of its involvement of death and the funeral industry and i can't be happier w...
  • Kayleigh Kehoe ♡
    Jun 13, 2019
    ? wordpress ? tumblr ? instagram ? twitter ? _____________________________ "I listened carefully. It's so important not to interrupt. Being there for someone at the worst time in their life, letting them tell their own story in their own way, can make it just a tiny bit ...
  • marjorie hall-venmore
    Jul 11, 2019
    # Five Wakes And Wedding # Netgalley. No this is as far away as one of my normal type of book. However once in awhile something will catch my eye and I read synopsis and suddenly want to read it because it is so different. Well this ones very well written, Nina opens a undertakers wh...
  • Gill
    Jun 19, 2019
    Aww that's a shame but sadly I wasn't too keen on this book. There was nothing wrong with the writing. Easy to read, kept a fairly steady flow of different things happening but generally I found it slow and it didn't really capture my interest. I expected more funerals and the stories ...
  • ~ Althea | themoonwholistens ~  ☾
    Jun 15, 2019
    FORMAT READ: eBook (ADE) READ FOR: feel-good writing, something to make you smile ?MY BLOG? *All my reviews are spoiler-free unless stated otherwise* OVERALL: 3.5/5 Adorable light and fun read. I really liked Karen Ross? writing style in this book. It was engaging an...
  • Athena Mae Rupas
    Jul 21, 2019
    This book had great writing. It was easy to read and the flow was kept fairly steady. However, I just couldn't get into this book. It was, in my opinion, a bit slow which is why it didn't really capture my interest. This book just didn't reach its potential for me. I wanted to see more...
  • Marissa Bowman
    Jul 01, 2019
    After getting fired from a corporatized funeral home for sticking to her ethics, Nina takes a leap of faith and starts her own funeral parlor to modernize the way people view death. None of the other businesspeople on the posh boutique-lined street of London are happy to have her taint...
  • Vikkie Wakeham
    Jun 01, 2019
    Thank you to Netgalley and Avon books for the ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is perfect for lovers of chick lit books. I didn?t want to put it down. This is the first book I?ve read by Karen Ross, but I will definitely be looking for more. This bo...
  • Fay Flude
    Jul 31, 2019
    Join Nina the undertaker as she sets up her small business in Primrose Hill, much to the consternation of the Traders Association and neighbours. Nina is a fantastic heroine, feisty, vulnerable, funny, determined, passionate and someone for whom you want the world to work out for. Alon...