How does a lady of the night become a Lutheran lady?
Mel Steuben’s early lifestyle was questionable—and carefully unknown. Now she’s a Lutheran lady, and a master mortician. It’s taken years to build her identity and crone-wisdom. Known among the Lutheran Ladies as the Funeral Queen, she’s called to a Circle meeting to do what she does best—herd the opinionated women through planning a service.
Unfortunately, Kick Carter, the college student and sole relative of the deceased, would rather do anything else than discuss a useless ceremony or reveal her guilt in her aunt’s death.
Mel Steuben happens to be intimately familiar with troubled pasts. Her attempts to help the young woman uncover more than just funeral secrets. And now her closely-guarded history faces a messy revelations and consequences. Kick Carter may turn out to be the worst thing that’s happened to Mel Steuben
If you enjoyed Thanks for Leaving, you’ll love Melody Markett’s Crash Course on Life. Colorful. Humorous and alive. The journey sweeps you into humor and heartbreak, reminding you that wisdom appears in the midst of tragedy and connections grow when we’re lost.