The Sunshine Club by Carolyn Brown EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Carolyn Brown
- Genre: Clean & Wholesome Romance, Small Town & Rural Fiction, Sisters Fiction
- Publish Date: 7 December 2021
- Size: 2.3 MB
- Format: PDF / EPUB
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Alady sips good whiskey. She never throws it back like it is medicine.
She loves Jesus, and she never gets a case of giggles at a funeral.
Those were Aunt Bee’s words, and Sissy had tried to abide by them, but
sweet Jesus, this funeral was going to cause all kinds of talk in Newton,
True enough, the town wasn’t far from the Louisiana border, but Sissy
would bet dollars to gator teeth that no one alive in the small town had ever
marched from the funeral home to the cemetery behind a horse-drawn hearse.
She wished that she had a flask of whiskey in her coat pocket that cold,
If she had a couple of shots, she would sip it like she should,
and it might warm her insides when she and the rest of the procession left the
funeral home and made their slow walk from the warm parlor to the
graveyard in freezing rain and sleet.
If I giggle, you’ll just have to forgive me, Sissy thought as she donned
her long black coat and left to make the five-minute drive from Aunt Bee’s
house to the funeral home. She parked right beside her aunt’s best friends, Ina
Mae and Gussie, who had come together in Gussie’s car.
“How are you holdin’ up, chère?” Gussie gave her a quick hug.
“It’s still kind of surreal,” Sissy answered.
Ina Mae brushed a kiss across her cheek. “For us, too.”
“I can’t believe that she wanted a funeral like this,” Sissy said as they
made their way across the lawn. Frozen grass crinkled like wadded-up
wrapping paper under her feet. “Or that she won’t be here for Christmas. She
loved the holiday season.”
A tall man with a mop of gray hair opened the door that led into the
funeral home parlor and stood to one side. “How you ladies holdin’ up?” he
“Not so well, Jimmy,” Gussie answered. “We’re all still in shock.”
“It’s tough when a loved one just drops like Blanche did, but at least she
didn’t suffer,” Jimmy said in a soothing tone.
“Sissy, meet our former pastor, Jimmy Beauchamp. Jimmy, this is
Blanche’s niece, Sissy Ducaine,” Ina Mae said.
Sissy shook hands with the guy. “Pleased to meet you.”
“My pleasure,” Jimmy said and dropped her hand. “I’m waiting on . . .”
The high-pitched sound of an ambulance filled the air, and Jimmy rolled
his eyes. “Luke needs to be here, so I’ve been elected to go with her, and then
take her home.”
“Who?” Sissy asked.
“Elvira!” Ina Mae and Gussie said at the same time.
“We’ve got her in the office right now,” Jimmy said. “It won’t take long
for us to clear out.”
The ambulance came to a stop right outside the doors, and two guys
wheeled in a gurney. One of them rolled his eyes at Jimmy.
“I hope she’s okay,” Sissy whispered.
“She’s fine,” Ina Mae said. “There’s nothing wrong with her that a good
swift kick in the butt wouldn’t cure.”
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