Genevieve Clare

Genevieve Clare

by J.B. Hartnett

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Overview

Genevieve Clare has had her share of loss. It's through her grief that she begins a new business as a professional mourner. This becomes her coping mechanism, but closes herself off from developing long term relationships.

Her childhood crush has had his own experience with loss and grief. Now, he endeavors to convince her, love is worth the risk, even if death is the eventuality for all of us.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046227543
Publisher: J.B. Hartnett
Publication date: 10/30/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 943 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A Southern California native, Julie is a fan of a really good story, really good pie and really good coffee. She lives with her husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.

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Genevieve Clare 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
momof4AS More than 1 year ago
Received this book for an Honest Review! This book was awesome. Gevevieve loses her parents at a young age, from that time on she decides to be a professional mourner.I never knew people hired those. Anyhow she used to date this guy but broke up with him, he tried to stay around but she wouldn't let him. With her job she meets many interesting people. I love Delilah! Later she runs into her old love, can they make things work? What did I love about this book, the entire storyline was beautiful and I loved it all, the cakes, oh the cakes!!! What needs help well at first I thought it jumped to quickly between their lives but as the story line moved on I understood why and it was perfect. Great book! Thank you for allowing me to read it!
csingh More than 1 year ago
I knew this book was going to be interesting, but I had no idea I was going to love it so much.  I thought the story was going to be all about death and gloomy, but instead it was emotional, uplifting, and funny.  That's right, I said funny.  I laughed as much as I cried while reading this book, which is a very good thing. I love it when I emotionally connect with the characters, it enhances the reading experience and makes it richer.   I absolutely loved Genevieve and Ahren. I mean not only were those two perfect for each other, but they were just really nice people.  My heart hurt so much for them though; they'd had to deal with so much. I loved Gen's big heart, and willingness to help those she loved and cared for.  I loved how decisive Ahren was and also how caring too.  I loved seeing Gen with her best friend Rocky and how they supported one another.   Another part I absolutely loved was all the cake in the book.  I would love to get my hands on some of those recipes, especially some of the cakes using during a tasting.  In particular a wedding cake.  My mouth was watering every time cake was mentioned.  Another favorite part of mine had to do with how everything tied back into Ahren, Gen, and their families.  Especially the "oldies".  I take that back, I didn't like them, I loved them, especially for the wisdom they gave Gen and Ahren.   I really feel like the message this book has to give is a beautiful and positive one that sort of gets lost in the blurb.  I don't think it does the story an iota of justice.  This book was certainly worth the sleep I lost because I couldn't put the book down.  I love J.B. Hartnett for writing something new and daring. It's certainly refreshing and unlike anything I can recall reading. It's my first book by her and it's set the bar really high for any that will follow. 
granitebooks More than 1 year ago
This story shares the wins and losses of Genevieve Clare, a girl who seems to lose herself after the tragic loss of her parents and grandmother. The loss brings her childhood crush, Ahren, back into her life and they fall in love. It's short-lived as her fear of losing him causes her to push him away. After 10 years apart, and a life of solitude, he forces his way back into her life to prove they are meant to be, to prove they can overcome all things together. Wonderfully romantic and heart-warming as this reader found herself cheering Ahren on along the way. The stories of Gen's interactions with those hiring her to help them fill their final wishes and help loved ones through their passing is the comic relief this otherwise heavy book needs.
KTGray More than 1 year ago
Not real sure what I was getting into when I started this book - but can I just say I loved it! Genevieve Clare, professional mourner who sells a great array of services, is about a woman who deals with personal grief and loss in a "morbid and melancholy" manner. She explores her own feelings of death and lets that effect her commitment to Ahren who she has loved since childhood. This story has a great romance  woven throughout while providing the reader with insight on how two lovers deal with great personal loss together and separately eventually finding understanding of life and death together. There are also hilarious moments of graveside mourning and explanations of how  various people react to death or the preparation of death. Several characters are found to have a previously unknown connection to Genevieve and Ahren  but ultimately help in their healing process and the entire town of Greer's Rest sounds like a place one would like to visit. 
etreleigh More than 1 year ago
     This story is so different from anything I've ever read. Just the title alone had me wanting to sit and read it in one session. It's such an odd story,  yet completely believable and lovable. The book is very well written. The only thing that made me knock it down half a star was the ending. The last two paragraphs seemed to be completely different from what was right before it, and it did give me enough. I could have done without the last two paragraphs, but that's just my opinion.       Genevieve is such an odd character, yet I could empathize with her. She's lots so much and she thinks she's dealing with the loss. When really she's just hanging on to all of her pain. She's trying to help others the way she feels like she needed helped when she lost her family. It's great that everyone she helped was actually helping her heal as well.      Poor Ahren.  I feel horrible for him in some parts of the book. I feel ths he lost then years of his life. It just tugged on my heart for that time wasted. His character really held me in the story. He accepted all these quirky things that Genevieve did, and did little thoughtful things for her. It kept a smile on my face while reading.       This is just a wonderful book. It's got the romance in it, but has an odd storyline to go with it. If you are tired of reading the same plots in every book, then this should be your next read. 
ChicksLookingForABookFix More than 1 year ago
The title and synopsis had me intrigued. I expected it to be different but this book had so much more than I expected. It's refreshingly unique, humorous, and had just the right amount of sexiness. Genevieve is a one of a kind character. She has dealt with more pain and loss than anyone should ever have to endure. When a childhood friend, Ahren who she has always had feelings for comes into her life after a few years she finds that she wasn't the only one harboring feelings all those years. Gen and Ahren could have something great but when an event takes place it changes Gen. Will their love be strong enough to hold them together? Like I said this is a unique read that I think many will enjoy. Ahren was such a sweet guy that had me swooning. I thought Gen was a great female character and she handled her grieve differently than most but it made for a very entertaining read. There is plenty of cake and pie and many other characters that you will fall in love with.