Better Get to Livin'Book - 2016
Presley Cline has put aside dreams of Hollywood stardom and come back to Ellery, Tennessee, to work in a beauty shop. In truth, the dreams in question were more her mother's than her own. Presley may have the face and body of a movie icon, but she lacks the stomach for it. Yet a loving relationship and normal home life seem almost as unattainable as an Oscar. Being able to see and speak to dead people certainly isn't helping. Presley's first job, beautifying "clients" at the Anderson Funeral Home, is quite a change from working on a movie set. The place is home to dozens of ghosts all hoping that Presley can help them move on and also one very-much-alive owner, Declan Anderson. Like Presley, Declan is caught between following family expectations and his own aspirations. But with a little meddling from loved ones and locals, both living and dead, Presley is starting to see that life is too short not to be who you want to be, and the most rewarding journeys involve some unexpected detours.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, 2016
Characteristics: viii, 322 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Better get to living