Shawntel Newton is crowned high school basketball princess but faces criticism. Her boyfriend dumps her after three years. She looks for love while anguishing the decision to follow her father's footsteps, then becomes a funeral director and embalmer. She meets a bachelor on a national reality show, falls in love with the Southern gentleman, but has to compete for his attention with twenty-nine women. Shawntel shares stories about death, compassion, and the relationships she tried developing while working as a funeral director. She takes the reader behind the scenes of the reality show, gives a look at her tight-knit family, and tells what's happened to her since being on the show.