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…
About the Author-
With nearly four million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela 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 (with sales of over 141,000) was filmed as the 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 writers’ conferences, and she served as the keynote speaker at the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writers’ national conference. She and her husband make their home in Florida with mastiffs. In 2001, one of her dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest dog in America.
This is the first book that I had read by the author. All of the sisters had problems with their marriages that they had to deal with. The story was written in first person and each character had their own mini-section with a different font for each. I have never read a book written in this style before and it was very interesting and clever. Penny and Ginger were able to discuss their problems but Rosie kept hers all bottled up. Rosie is very unhappy with her life and plans to end it all with her ailing Jack Russel by her side. I have to say that the book was not a page-turner but it had parts that were funny, serious and silly. The author also included a reading guide and author Q&A that I found very informative. Please visit the author's blog A Life in Pages and her website to read about all of her other books.
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the book by Glass Road PR for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.