Thirty-two-year-old Richard Franchitti didn't believe in love at first sight until he met free-spirited Catherine and started a brand new life. A devoted father and husband, Richard fought to keep his family together when it would have been easier to walk away.
Tragedy left him with unfinished business.
Now a disembodied spirit, Richard relives his most important days. From the beginnings of unconditional love, to the joy of his daughter’s birth, and all of the difficult times in between, each treasured moment brings him closer to answering the question:
“Why am I still here?”
He was born Richard Franchitti, but his friends call him Ricky. Welcome to his funeral.
Where to begin? Words. I should use words.
This book was beautiful, like a celebration of life. You get Ricky's good times, as well as the bad ones. As corny as it sounds, this book is a reminder to all to live life to the fullest. It's about forgiving and letting go of the grudges you may hold, and to try to enjoy every moment, so when you look back on your life, you can say it wasn't all a waste of time.
I think some of us have wondered at least once in our lifetime how life would continue on after we're gone. Will people miss us? Will they cry? How have you affected their lives? None of us really knows what happens after we die, but Funeral with a View allows us to imagine what it would be like.
You know what will happen eventually, because Ricky is dead and it's inevitable. But it didn't make make me cry any less because you grow attached to the characters and saying goodbye is never easy.
Funeral with a View was a funny, sad, happy, angry book that deserves all 5 Platypires!