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Publisher's Summary

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick!

"I LOVED this book! ...Funny, breathtaking, hopeful, and dreamy.”—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis

"One of the Summer's Hottest Reads"—Entertainment Weekly

A disillusioned millennial ghostwriter who, quite literally, has some ghosts of her own, has to find her way back home in this sparkling adult debut from national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Florence Day is the ghostwriter for one of the most prolific romance authors in the industry, and she has a problem—after a terrible breakup, she no longer believes in love. It’s as good as dead.

When her new editor, a too-handsome mountain of a man, won't give her an extension on her book deadline, Florence prepares to kiss her career goodbye. But then she gets a phone call she never wanted to receive, and she must return home for the first time in a decade to help her family bury her beloved father.

For ten years, she's run from the town that never understood her, and even though she misses the sound of a warm Southern night and her eccentric, loving family and their funeral parlor, she can’t bring herself to stay. Even with her father gone, it feels like nothing in this town has changed. And she hates it.

Until she finds a ghost standing at the funeral parlor’s front door, just as broad and infuriatingly handsome as ever, and he’s just as confused about why he’s there as she is.

Romance is most certainly dead . . . but so is her new editor, and his unfinished business will have her second-guessing everything she’s ever known about love stories.

©2022 Ashley Poston (P)2022 Penguin Audio
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Critic Reviews

“I loved this book. A beautiful, poignant story, full of beautiful, poignant characters. Florence is exactly the type of lovable, endearing, relatable lead I want to fall for, and her journey through learning how to love again had me squealing, sighing, laughing. The Dead Romantics is like a beautifully crafted puzzle: at the end all the pieces fall perfectly into place, and the picture that they form is at once touching, funny, breathtaking, hopeful, and dreamy.” (Ali Hazelwood, New York Times best-selling author of The Love Hypothesis)

"The Dead Romantics was an absolute and unexpected delight. Voicy and quirky and fun; the pages will probably sparkle (but with black glitter)." (Christina Lauren, New York Times best-selling author of The Unhoneymooners) 

“This book made me fall in love, broke my heart then reassembled it at least twice, and left me swooning. A hauntingly romantic, hilariously heartwarming story. Ashley Poston is the real deal.” (Gwenda Bond, New York Times best-selling author of Not Your Average Hot Guy) 

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The Book I Didn’t Know I Needed

This book is just so darn good. It is a little silly, a little sappy, a little sad, a lot of dark humor—all wrapped up in a beautifully written package with words penned with love. I had no idea how badly I needed this book. Smiles and tears and out loud laughs. It is absolutely lovely. A gift for the soul.

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Romance isn't dead.

Loved this sweet and introspective ghost romance. this was my first Ashley Posten and it won't be my last! The narration was stellar.

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A great blend of romance and the supernatural

I loved this book though I’m not usually a romance reader. Most don’t really reflect what a real, true, love is like. But I am someone that does know what true lasting love is, having 50 amazing years with a man who is so like Ben in this book. The author so eloquently writes into the story the caring, humor and love upon which a great romance can be built.

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Seen it cooking a mile away ..

The narrator, Eileen Stevens made this one better for me. it was a simple cute story. A bit of a twist, but come on... you didn't see it coming? No harm no foul. It's is a cute, weird, fun little story of complete fiction...I can handle that once in a while.

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Such a sweet story

This book was not at all something I’d normally read, nor was it was I expected it to be based on the description. It was such a sweet story of love in many forms. I cried… a lot, but I couldn’t put it down.

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Love this story to dead and back

I loved the book from the first chapter. Ashley Poston is one of my favorite authors. I was so excited to read this story as soon as I could from the moment I heard it was coming out. This is definitely going on my list of books I'll re-listen to over and over several times to come and never get sick of. Elieen Stevens has an amazing way of bringing the books she narrates to life with every chapter, character, page and setting

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I thoroughly enjoyed this Rom Com. I only gave it four stars overall because there were one too many phrases from the movie Holiday. See if you can find them.

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Funny and Sweet

This book made me giggle and cry in equal turns and I loved it!!!!! I highly recommend to readers who love both.

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If you need a break from reality ...

like I did, this book might be the book for you. So grab a drink, cuddle your pup, close your eyes, relax and start listening. I truly hope that you enjoy this book like I did... and take a break...you deserve it too heck we all do!😊

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Can't Put This One Down!

Loved It! Wonderfully written. Gripping and Sensitive. I fell in love with ALL of the characters in the story. Did not want it to end. Excellent Read!