Even In Death (Short Story Collection) by Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie



The author sent me a copy of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  5  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

Even In Death, a collection of ten short stories, explores the thin line between love and hate; extreme emotions even death cannot destroy. Julie wants nothing more than to receive a flower bouquet from the hometown veterinarian. However, in “A Flower Story”, flowers are delivered long after a person is alive to smell them. After purchasing their dream home, Sara and David feel truly blessed. Unfortunately, the couple soon discover they’ve inherited a wicked curse. In fact, in “What’s Really There”, the former residents’ spirits refuse to move on. In the title story, on the anniversary of his fiancées’ death, Mark realizes that he can see and communicate with spirits, including Amy’s. Can Mark and Amy’s love survive even in death? “A Flower Story”, “What’s Really There”, and “Even In Death”, as well as the other seven stories in the collection are rife with emotion that will linger well after the last page.


Genre:  Short story collection



“Get out of the car, Kitty-cat.”

She clenched her eyes and leaned her forehead against the steering wheel.

“Kitty-cat, I told you to get out of the car.”

Reluctantly, she opened her eyes and turned to find a female presence hovering over the passenger seat.


My Opinion

This book comprises 10 remarkable short stories. These stories provide food for thought, make you wonder, giggle, nod in recognition, shake your head, and/or even touch you. I will not tell you more about the stories than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.

With Even In Death, Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie has created a compelling collection of 10 individual and remarkable short stories. Even In Death is an entertaining collection, its stories are thought-provoking, and fast reads, emotional without being obsessive, making you want to read more. I was drawn into the stories right away. I liked the respective story elaboration and conclusions. The relevant characters are very realistic and believable; this also applies to the occasional urban fantasy touch.

My favourite story is Kayanna Pepper – which is yours?  🙂

This is a book to read again.


About the author

Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie lives in Warrenton, VA with her husband, two cats, and two dachshunds. She’s a middle school counselor, graduate student at Longwood University, (pursuing a degree in School Library Media) blogger, short story and YA novel writer. When she’s not working, she’s traveling or dreaming of traveling. She’s been to 39 states and is planning a 9 state road trip with her mom in the summer of 2014.


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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Even In Death?  Or – if you did not yet read Even In Death  – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Even In Death was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂



6 thoughts on “Even In Death (Short Story Collection) by Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie

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