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Death and Other Happy Endings by Melanie Cantor
About The Book
Jennifer Cole has just been told that she has a terminal blood disease. She has three months to live – ninety days to say goodbye to friends and family and put her affairs in order. Trying to focus on the positives (at least she’ll never lose her teeth) Jennifer realises she has one overriding regret: the words she’s left unsaid.
Rather than pursuing a frantic bucket list, she chooses to stay put, and write letters to three significant people in her life: her overbearing, selfish sister, her jelly-spined, cheating ex-husband, and her charming, unreliable ex-boyfriend finally telling them the things she’s always wanted to say but never dared.
At first, Jennifer feels cleansed by her catharsis. Liberated, even. But once you start telling the truth, it’s hard to stop. And, as she soon discovers, the truth isn’t always as straightforward as it seems, and death has a way of surprising you …
What would you do if you were diagnosed with a with a terminal illness and you only have 3 months to live?
This is not the first time I’ve thought about this, my mum was given only 3 months to live so I can understand the fear and the pain; but I know too that everyone accepts the reality in a different way; so Jennifer Cole decides to face it writing letters. Of course not writing letters to random people but to the people she has pending feelings and doesn’t know how to face them. Original at least, admit it!
The letters will be an important part of the story and the relation between the characters, I don’t want to make any spoiler, so you’ll have to read the book if you want to know more.
This is a quick read, you’ll be moved by this story and will not be able to put it down, be prepared for a few laughs and some deep emotions; there are a few surprises waiting for you too, so be prepared.
This is a book about death but with happy endings too, ready for it?
About The Author
Melanie Cantor was a celebrity agent and publicist for over thirty years. Her clients included Ulrika Jonsson, Melinda Messenger and Melanie Sykes.
In 2004, she hosted a makeover show on Channel 4 called Making Space and in 2017 having just turned 60 she was scouted on Kings Cross station, subsequently appearing as a ‘real model’ in the most recent Dove campaign.
She turned her hand to writing in 2008. Death and other Happy Endings is her first published novel.