Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Blog Tour: The Fine Art of Insincerity

The Fine Art of Insincerity: A Novel

About the Book:
Three grown Southern sisters have ten marriages between them—and more loom on the horizon—when Ginger, the eldest, wonders if she’s the only one who hasn’t inherited what their family calls “the Grandma Gene”: the tendency to like the casualness of courtship better than the intimacy of marriage. Could it be that her two sisters are fated to serially marry, just like their seven-times wed grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Irene Harper Winslow Goldstein Carey James Bobrinski Gordon George? It takes a “girls only” weekend, closing up Grandma’s treasured beach house for the last time, for the sisters to really unpack their family baggage, examine their relationship DNA, and discover the true legacy their much-marrying grandmother left behind . . .

My Comments:
I've read and enjoyed several of Angela Hunt's books in the past so I was pleased to accept a review copy of her latest, The Fine Art of Insincerity.  Hunt does a great job of showing how these sisters' childhood affected their adult lives, for good and for bad.  I can't say that I particularly liked any of the three, but by the end of the book I was cheering for all of them.  Hunt allows them to learn the value of love between sisters and love between spouses.

I guess there is something about a death in the family that draws people together, and yet opens wounds that never  heal unless they are exposed.

The Fine Art of Insincerity is not a fluffy feel-good read, but it does have a hopeful ending and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  While classified as Christian fiction, it is on the subtle end of the spectrum and unless you hate references to God and faith, the Christian elements shouldn't bother you.  I'd say it fits the category of "women's fiction" as well if not better than Christian fiction.  Grade:  A- 


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've struggled with several of her novels so I've decided to pass on any new ones. She's just not an author I completely click with. I know that happens but it still surprises me sometimes!

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  2. It is funny how that happens. Have you ever read The Note? I think it is far and away her best. I noted you didn't like the Fairlawn books-well, different strokes...


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