The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals began when Grace’s yellow dress mesmerized Wilfred and provoked him into making an unplanned marriage proposal. I expected a funny period piece romance based on mistakes and misunderstandings, but instead was inundated with too much needless writing that detracted from. The best thing about Wilfred was the title, after that, it was the cover. This book had so much promise but didn’t live up to it. Still, there were moments when I enjoyed the quirky humor. Reading Wilfred’s thought process to advertise his funeral parlor as providing superior funerals as opposed to inferior funerals was oddly funny but there was too much description about minutia and it took over the entire book. Having the majority of the chapters devoted to the characters background left very little time to move the story forward. Instead, this was a long character study that didn’t materialize into a moving story. I wanted so badly to sympathize with the characters, who all felt about the horrible decisions they made that pushed them down the wrong path, but never felt connected with them.
Ultimately, this was a short story lengthened by too much description, which resulted in very little happening. It could be summed up with one word, meh.