A midwife and a mortician walk into a bar…
Dani operates a holistic birthing center called Breathe.
Ranae tends to the dead and their loved ones at Fair Havens Green Cemetery.
The two best friends produce a podcast called Matters of Life and Death where they talk about the beginning and end of life… and everything in between.
Behind the scenes, Dani's marriage is on the rocks. And although she's doing all she can to keep things together, her happily ever after is unraveling around her. So when a face she'd recognize anywhere shows up at Breathe asking for her, Dani discovers she's ill-equipped to take on one more emotional challenge in her life.
Ranae's well-intentioned meddling only makes matters worse.
Ranae, a single mom, is in love with a man who doesn't belong to her. When the long-buried past comes knocking, Ranae's not willing to open her door—or her heart—to it again. But seventeen-year-old Ruby has always longed to know more about her family history.
So when Dani, in a heated moment, accidentally spills Ranae's secrets in front of Ruby, the mother-daughter relationship is tested beyond anything it's ever endured before.
With their friendship at its breaking point, Dani and Ranae must each come to terms with the choices they've made, and whether their relationship is worth fighting for.
If you like The Restaurant, Miss Janie's Girls, Hurricane Season, and The Last of the Moon Girls, you'll love getting to know Dani and Ranae in Matters of Life and Death!