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The Undertaker's Wife

The Undertaker's Wife A True Story of Love, Loss, and Laughter in the Unlikeliest of Places

By Dee Oliver, with Jodie Berndt
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 4.41 Stars

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On 2/25 amber thomas wrote: I read this while in the trenches of death with my dad and, while I wasn't sure I'd be able to appreciate Oliver's experience alongside my own, found so many moments of recognition in her story. The irony of her husband's career and his own death were undeniable AND her ability to lean into the humor ... A Useful Conversation about Life after Death

amber's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/17 Moonpie wrote: If I hadn’t read it myself I would not have believed a book could have combined humor, grief, and hardship into one amazing, entertaining story! I laughed, I cried and my heart ached with Ms. Oliver. Best of all this is a true story! Who doesn’t love one of those!? I related to the book on several ... If I hadn’t read it myself I would not have believed a book could have combined humor, grief, and hardship into one amazing, entertaining story! I laughed, I cried and my heart ached with Ms. Oliver. Best of all this is a true story! Who doesn’t love one of those!?

Moonpie's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/27 Lavish Bookshelf wrote: I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, The Undertaker's Wife by Dee Oliver. Would it be sad, preachy, creepy or what? Actually, I ended up being really pleasantly surprised! Dee Oliver had spent several decades in the funeral business, but it wasn't until the sudden death of her beloved husband ... Lavish Bookshelf Review: The Undertaker's Wife by Dee Oliver

Lavish Bookshelf's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/23 Carol Schroden wrote: I just finished a delightful book called The Undertaker’s Wife. You wouldn’t think it would be delightful by the title but it is a very good read.This is a true story of Dee Oliver (who is also the author) and her husband Johnnie, the undertaker. The book starts out telling us about how Dee and ... A delightful read

Carol's Rating:

5 Stars

On 6/4 kelseylynae wrote: I was originally drawn to this book because I am great friends with a real life undertaker's wife. Their stories are some of my favorites. Just like the author, Dee Oliver, describes on her first date, my friend has had to be a part of a few "detours" with her husband while a "third wheel" joined them ... The Undertaker's Wife: a book review

kelseylynae's Rating:

3 Stars

On 5/31 Mari Krueger wrote: This is a juicy memoir set in Norfolk. Of course I liked my FREE review copy. Dee Oliver recounts how she met and married an undertaker, was widowed young with three small girls, and eventually started working at a black funeral home. So you can see how this would generate some comical situations. There ... "The Undertaker's Wife" by Dee Oliver

Mari 's Rating:

4 Stars

On 5/29 karensramblings wrote: I really enjoyed this book! I read it in two days, which is why it so closely follows my last book review. The Undertaker’s Wife is a memoir written by Dee Oliver. She writes about meeting her husband, Johnnie, and their subsequent marriage and his subsequent sudden death. Johnnie Oliver’s family ... The Undertaker's Wife by Dee Oliver

karensramblings' Rating:

5 Stars

On 5/26 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Dee Branch never thought in a million years she would fall for an undertaker. Much less that she would marry him and have three little girls. After twenty years of marriage, many ups and downs, and tons of funerals later, she never knew she would be standing where she is now. With her handsome husband ... Loved it!

Jalynn's Rating:

5 Stars

On 5/16 connywithay wrote: “So what’s the secret to surviving the loss of a spouse? I don’t really know, at least not in a neat and tidy way. But I know the place to begin. With prayer,” Dee Oliver, with Jodie Berndt’s assistance, writes in her book, The Undertaker’s Wife: A Memoir. This two hundred and twenty-four-page ... Comical yet Sensitive Side of a Mortician's Widow

connywithay's Rating:

4 Stars

On 5/8 The Lady Prefers To Save wrote: Hello again, savvy savers! Tonight finds us with a new book review, and this time the The Undertaker’s Wife: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Laughter in the Unlikeliest of Places, by Dee Oliver and Jodie Berndt. This book centers on, Dee Oliver, a women who grows up in a rarefied atmosphere in Virginia ... Book Review: The Undertaker’s Wife: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Laughter in the Unlikeliest of Places By Dee Oliver, with Jodie Berndt

The Lady Prefers To Save's Rating:

5 Stars