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A Beautiful Funeral: A Novel is now a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best seller!

Losing has never been easy for a Maddox, but death always wins.

Eleven years to the day after eloping in Vegas with Abby, Special Agent Travis Maddox delivers his own brand of vigilante justice to mob boss Benny Carlisi. Vegas's oldest and most violent crime family is now preparing for vengeance, and the entire Maddox family is a target.

The secret Thomas and Travis have kept for a decade will be revealed to the rest of the family, and for the first time the Maddoxes will be at odds. While none of them are strangers to loss, the family has grown, and the risk is higher than ever. With brothers against brothers and wives taking sides, each member will make a choice - let the fear tear them apart, or make them stronger.

©2016 Jamie McGuire (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Intricately woven story....well worth a listen

This is a series (unfortunately for me) I started with this one, the last in the series!! I have to read the others to get up to speed-- because McGuire has me that interested in going back to listen to the others! This book can be read as a stand alone because McGuire gives enough back ground information to keep you abreast of some of the complicated relationships between the characters. She did an absolutely STELLAR job of giving just enough information to keep the current story relevant, but, at the same time, makes you want to go back and read the story lines you have missed!

If you choose this listen, you will find the story synopsis was vague and no where near the intricacies of relationships between the characters. Two of the brothers are FBI and their cover has been blown making the entire family a target for the mob. What transpires as the story unfolds shows the emotional trauma that is family unfold as they realize that despite the hurt and what some of them considered betrayal, their only chance of survival is sticking together and fight for their lives.

Joe Arden always delivers a steady, excellent performance. This is my first listen to Ms. Schanubelt, but she also did a good job.

I recommend using a credit for this story. It is relevant, heart wrenching in some places and the character development is unparalleled! Well done Ms. McGuire!

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Don't read this book if you love the series!

I was so disappointed with this book. I have loved this series so much! And to have it end this way. I felt that things were still left unresolved and the family was left in so much turmoil! It was terribly sad and one of the character deaths was so unnecessary to the story and useless. And then to just brush it off with one sentence was unfair. This book left me hanging with the status on all of the Maddox boys and their relationships.

I wish that I had read reviews prior to reading this book as it has left me sad and wishing that I didn't read it.

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Balling my eyes out.

Jamie McGuire is an amazing author. This isn't the usual genre I read, but that's how good this series is. This book will have you crying your eyes out.

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wonderful

A beautiful ending to a wonderful series. I've truly enjoyed the journey. I wish that one of the people didn't have to die. that was a hard one to take.

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Tears

Get out the tissues. I loved the entire collection of Maddox's. Jamie made a very strong family with them , warts and all . Best advice start from beginning and keep on to the end. Betting once you begin you're not to go to the end. Even reread as I do

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OMG

If you're going to have a long series, the finale has to be amazing. Well, Jamie McGuire has outdone herself. I have loved every Maddox boy story, but wow. This is by far my favorite and the most emotional. It took all I had not to cry like a baby.

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Sad but beautiful!

I did like this book, A LOT, but still so stinkin sad!! The Maddox family will always hold a special place with me and how Book families go. I hope Jamie writes more about this family too.

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Cautions

Alert!!! Two or more boxes of tissue. Great book just wish she wrote a epilogue to see how the boys are doing a few years later. will not spoil it for anyone what happens.

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Love The Series

I love this series so very much. I have even reread a couple of them. I wish so badly this could be made into a mini Netflix Series or something!

This book in particular made choke back tears. Jamie McGuire is an excellent author. I have an absolute book/Series hangover!

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Hate the ending!!! Loved it...

Loved it!!! But goodness I cried!!! Wow very powerful ending to an amazing series. Makes me want to start over....Will re-read...Well worth the credits....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-18

Thankyou

The final in this series displays a gripping whirlwind.
The loss, of strength, trust and characters is only part of the journey that this finale portrays with each characters having their on say.
I would have like to see how the family pans out from here.
Thankyou for a truely great story