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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Sara Brunsvold

“Hard things usually end in the biggest blessings.”


Sara Brunsvold creates stories that speak hope, truth, and life. Influenced by humble women of God who find his fingerprints in the everyday, she does the same in her life and her storytelling. Sara’s recognitions include the 2020 ACFW Genesis Award for Contemporary Fiction. She lives with her family near Kansas City, Missouri, where she can often be spotted writing at a park or library.


In her debut novel, The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip, Sara explores the difference one life can make. "The heart is designed to give far more love than the brain can calculate and to endure far more loss than the body anticipates."


The story centers on the unexpected friendship between a cub reporter named Aidyn Kelley and the seventy-nine-year-old hospice patient she is sent to interview. What Aidyn at first views as a throwaway assignment soon becomes more than she could have imagined when she stumbles upon who Clara Kip really is and how she lived her life. It’s a story of friendship breaking through boundaries and living life with vigorous love even against enormous odds.


Praise for The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip


“Winsome and wise, this thoughtful story of an unlikely friendship between two women will stick with you long after you finish the last page. Oh, if I could only be like Mrs. Kip as I grow old!” Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of On a Summer Tide


“You don’t want to miss this beautifully crafted generational story that weaves together the lives of two women in an unforgettable read.” Judith Miller, award-winning author of A Perfect Silhouette


Book Link: The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip



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