Being a funeral singer was a dead-end job until it led her to him....
Melanie Martin has witnessed her share of lame eulogies and uninspired
epitaphs while singing part-time at her dad's funeral home. She's
determined to be more than a funeral singer, more than someone's
"beloved wife" or "loving mother."
Mel's impromptu rendition of "Amazing Grace" at a local rock star's
graveside service goes viral on YouTube, she becomes an Internet
sensation, gains thousands of fans and followers, and snags a hot rock
star boyfriend - Zed Logan, bass player for The Grime.
But instant fame
isn’t easy - and neither is love. Especially when Mel realizes she’s
falling for another guy - one who may just want her heart more than her
Reviewed By Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite
Melanie Martin has always been
that weird girl who sings at her parents' funeral home. After an
unplanned but amazing performance of "Amazing Grace" at a rock star's
funeral, she is suddenly thrust into the spotlight and is YouTube's
latest hit star. Not only does she have her own fans who are constantly
asking for autographs, but she also has a new boyfriend, Zed, bass
player for The Grime, who she has always had a thing for. Her life has
become a dream come true. But, fame may be changing her more than she
realizes, and how can she be falling for someone else when she has her
I thoroughly enjoyed this book for so many reasons. First of all, I
really liked the main character. Mel definitely has her flaws, which
make her frustrating at times but also completely genuine. Even though I
wanted to strangle her sometimes, I realized how realistic her actions,
thoughts, and behavior were. I also enjoyed the plot. It wasn't just
your typical young adult romance where girl meets boy and falls in love.
This book showed how complicated love can be, especially when fame and
reaching for your dreams are involved. It was absolutely a unique
storyline, one unlike anything I have read lately. What this story
showed is that we have all these dreams and goals in life, but sometimes
we end up wanting something a little different, and I think this
concept is a reality that a lot of us experience. It was refreshing to
read something so believable and authentic. With a perfect cast of
characters, an entertaining yet touching plot, and incredible writing by
the author, The Funeral Singer is a must-read. Linda Budzinski has
certainly gained a new fan.