Item description for Doesn't She Look Natural? (Fairlawn) by Angela Elwell Hunt...
Overview How do you cope when God asks you to bury a dream? In this new series by best-selling author Angela Hunt, readers will meet Jennifer Graham, the no-nonsense chief of staff for a Virginia senator who quits her job after a divorce and finds herself an unemployed single mom. Forced to live with her mother until she can find work on Capitol Hill that does not involve her gregarious ex-husband, her efforts are stymied until she learns that she has inherited a funeral home in picturesque Mt. Dora. Jennifer journeys to the small Florida town with her two sons and her mother, never dreaming that within a mortuary she will discover she has inherited a rewarding career that teaches her far more about life than death. Publisher's note: This ISBN replaces an earlier edition with a different cover.
Publishers Description How do you cope when God asks you to bury a dream? In this new series by best-selling author Angela Hunt, readers will meet Jennifer Graham, the no-nonsense chief of staff for a Virginia senator who quits her job after a divorce and finds herself an unemployed single mom. Forced to live with her mother until she can find work on Capitol Hill that does not involve her gregarious ex-husband, her efforts are stymied until she learns that she has inherited a funeral home in picturesque Mt. Dora. Jennifer journeys to the small Florida town with her two sons and her mother, never dreaming that within a mortuary she will discover she has inherited a rewarding career that teaches her far more about life than death.
Publisher's note: This ISBN replaces an earlier edition with a different cover.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.37" Width: 6.8" Height: 1.04" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Release Date May 7, 2008
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 141432605X ISBN13 9781414326054
Availability 0 units.
More About Angela Elwell Hunt
Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt is the best-selling author of The Tale of Three Trees, The Note, and The Nativity Story. She has written over one hundred books in fiction and nonfiction, for children and adults. She and her husband make their home in Florida.
Angela Elwell Hunt currently resides in Tampa, in the state of Florida. Angela Elwell Hunt was born in 1957.
Angela Elwell Hunt has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Doesn't She Look Natural? (Fairlawn)?
a good book Jun 14, 2008
I enjoyed this book. It was different from Angela's other books. Some of the other books are quite intense. This one was not. The story was slow paced. It's the story of picking up the pieces after a divorce. And the healing process, I suspect, is slow in real life. I think this is why the story was written this way. I did enjoy the story, although I put off reading it for a long time because I didn't like the cover.
pancake2 May 2, 2008
"Doesn't She Look Natural" is a wonderful book. Angela Hunt writes excellent books. I am aways so excited when I see that she has written a new book and I even pre-order. I have spent many pleasure hours reading. Angela Hunt is an author that spikes your interest the moment that a person starts reading.
Not what I expected! Jan 1, 2008
This is the first Angela Hunt novel that has disappointed me. I did finish the book and wish I had not spent my money on it as I will never read it again. I found it slow and boring. I had to reason to care what happened to anyone.
I have read everything Angela Hunt has written and I highly recommend her books generally. I own many of them and know that she is one of the best Christian fictions authors out there.
Imagine sharing your house with dead people Dec 11, 2007
Jennifer Graham was working as an aid for one of the top senators in the country. But her life is soon changed when her husband divorces her and she has to take custody of their two sons and move in with her mother. Funds are getting low without the support from her ex-husband. Just when Jennifer's about to give up, she learns that she's the recipient of the most unusual inheritance. A distant relative has left her the Fairlawn Funeral Home in small town Florida. Jennifer uproots her family from the big city to go see what she can salvage from this deal. Once they get to their new destination, they soon learn how their lives will be changed forever.
This was one of the most interesting concepts I had heard for a book. A story set in a funeral home? Two things came to mind: "My Girl" and every horror movie about dead people. Luckily this book was more the former than the latter. Jennifer was definitely more braver than I ever would be about living in a funeral home. Not that I have anything against the dead, but sharing my living space with them is not an ideal situation. I also love the cover for this book. It's very unique and really catches your eye. I think it's a book that you can't help but notice on the shelf because of the cover. It looks whimsical and chick lit-like but the story is more intense and serious. Many Christian novels do not portray those who are divorced in a positive light. It seems that the thinking of "forgive and forget" is still prevalent in a lot of people. Never mind that people were unfaithful or abusive, wives especially seem to be shown as being the one at fault. So it was refreshing in this story to see that the main character is divorced but not because she wants it. The novel is also written uniquely: both in first person from Jennifer's POV and from the other character's viewpoints as well. That way you could see things from everyone's perspective. The ending of this story is very shocking and really affects the reader as well as the characters. The characters are very memorable, each with their own quirks that will captivate the reader. This story is typical Angela Hunt: wonderfully written, a unique storyline and a message that will have an effect on you long after you finish the book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Until then, I shall continue to ponder over what I learned from this book. Highly recommended.
Doesn't She Look Natural Nov 26, 2007
Wonderful book, lots of heart. Couldn't put it down, Bought a couple more for gifts after reading it.