The Fine Art of Insincerity
4 out of 5
There are a few authors that you can feel pretty safe about purchasing their work without even knowing what the book is about. Angela Hunt is one of those and she hasn’t let us down in this latest piece of fiction.
Ms. Hunt has done a fine job of breathing life into the characters. When you close the cover you will feel like you know these three sisters, because you can probably relate to one of them! Ginger is the eldest sister and has felt incredibly responsible for her two younger siblings ever since their mother died. Ginger is expected to take care of things, but through some incredible dialogue and monologue you come to discover that she often resents that role.
Rosemary is the middle daughter and lives with buried anger and resentment. She lives with many regrets and often feels lost in the middle. Pennyroyal is the baby of the family and has spent years living with the feeling that she never quite measures up.
The girls come to their grandmother’s beach house to clean it out for the new owners. The story takes place over a long weekend, but it is packed with remembrances of the past. The sisters spend the weekend cleaning up much more than a house. It is a wonderful story about the importance of family and especially sisters. If you are a sister, no matter what your birth order, you are going to enjoy this thought provoking story.
*I was provided with a copy of this book by Howard Books and Glass Road in exchange for my honest opinion.