Undertaking Love - Kat French (2014)

Marla Jacobs operates a quaint wedding chapel, complete with Elvis or any other theme the brides can dream of. With a cupcake shop opening across the road, Marla envisages business success for her future. Little does she know, the cupcake store won't be opening... Gabriel Ryan is handsome, charismatic and a funeral director. The premise across the road from the wedding chapel is just what he needs to provide the people of the country town with a new service. Little does he know, there is a fiery redhead across the road who will not only make his heart melt, but fight to stop his doors from opening. Undertaking Love is a unique look at the cycle of life in chick lit style, with both tears and laughter. Kat French has superbly described the hardships of love and death. The storyline line is interwoven with strong friendships, star-crossed lovers, infidelity, death and marriage. (MP)

Undertaking Love, by Kat French, was picked up after being published on HarperCollins' Authonomy website. The summary says: "The moment love-phobic Marla Jacobs discovers that the shop next to her Little White Wedding Chapel is to become a funeral parlour, she declares all-out war. Marla's chapel in the sleepy Shropshire countryside has become a nation-wide sensation, but the arrival of funeral director Gabriel Ryan threatens everything Marla has worked for. She can picture the scene: wedding limos fighting for space in the street with hearses; brides bumping into widows; bouquets being swapped for wreaths. Marla's not going down without a fight. She enlists a motley crew of weird and wonderful local supporters, and the battle lines are drawn. But, as soon as Marla meets her nemesis, she realises just how much trouble she's really in. His gypsy curls and Irish lilt make her stomach fizz - how is she supposed to concentrate on destroying him, when half the time she's struggling not to rip the shirt off his back?"

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