Jun 1, 2011

The Fine Art of Insincerity by Angela Hunt

Three Southern sisters with nine marriages between 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? It takes a “girls only” weekend, closing up Grandma’s memory-filled beach cottage for the last time, for the sisters to unpack their family baggage, examine their relationship DNA, and discover the true legacy their much-marrying grandmother left behind.


Angela Hunt is the bestselling author of more than 100 books, including The Tale of Three Trees, Don't Bet Against Me, The Note, and The Nativity Story. Her nonfiction book Don't Bet Against Me, written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She and her husband make their home in Florida with their dogs. You can learn more at AngelaHuntBooks.com.


Angela Hunt is one of my favourite authors of all time, and The Fine Art of Insecurity immediately drew me into the lives of some very memorable characters.  Three unhappy sisters spend a weekend together as they attempt to clean out their late grandmother's cottage.

What struck me the most about these sisters is the similarity to my own sisters.  I could imagine spending a similar weekend together with my sisters, and maybe we would also learn to be truly honest with each other. Each of the girls had secrets, yet they had never really connected with each other.

For a deep look at sister relationships, the beauty of family legacy, and the incredible freedom of redemption and second chances, please check out this book ... you won't regret it.

I love, love, love this story, and is at the top of my list of favourite summer reads.  If you have never read any novels by Angela Hunt, this is an awesome one to begin with!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of Glass Road Publicity in exchange for my honest review.

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