Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Fine Art of Insincerity Book Review
SUMMARY: Three Southern sisters with nine marriages among them - and more looming on the horizon - travel to St. Simons Island to empty their late grandmother's house. Ginger, the eldest, wonders if she's the only one who hasn't inherited what their family calls "the Grandma Gene" - the tendency to enjoy the casualness of courtship more than the intimacy of marriage. Could it be that her sisters are fated to serially marry, just like their seven-times-wed grandmother, Lillian Irene Harper Winslow Goldstein Carey James Bobrinski Gordon George?
Marital frustrations collide with poignant memories when the sisters gather to close up Grandma's treasured beach house for the last time. One sister faces her husband's infidelity, one plots the end of her life in pursuit of love, and one toys with the idea of leaving her loving but dull husband as the task at hand reminds them of their grandmother's love and life lessons. This "girls only" weekend forced them to finally unpack their family baggage, examine their relationship DNA, and discover the true legacy their much-marrying grandmother left behind.
REVIEW: This story was written in all three sisters' points of view. It was very well written and not at all confusing. I love being able to "see inside" each of the main characters and understand what they are thinking and why they say and do what they do. While the sisters work together to clean out their grandmother's house, they come across items left behind that speak to each of them. These things help the sisters work on solving their problems in their relationships with their husbands, themselves and each other. This was a great book and was very hard to put down.
This book was provided by Glass Road Public Relations for review without compensation.
With nearly 4 million copies of her books sold worldwide, ANGELA ELWELL HUNT is the bestselling author of more than one hundred books, including The Tale of Three Trees, Don't Bet Against Me!, The Note, and The Nativity Story. Hunt is one of the most sought-after collaborators in the publishing industry. Her nonfiction book Don't Bet Against Me!, written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Angela's novel The Note was filmed as a Hallmark Channel's Christmas movie for 2007 and proved to be the highest rated television movie in the channel's history. She often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writer's conferences. She and her husband make their home in Florida.