Doesn't She Look Natural by Angela Hunt
Jennifer Graham is still reeling from a painful divorce and is trying to make a life for herself and her two sons when she finds herself inheriting a funeral home from a deceased great uncle. She's a little creeped out and plans on making a quick sale of the place and using the funds to help her family start over. But along the way she learns some important lessons about life and love and death and loss.
I always enjoy Hunt's stories which usually have some sort of unexpected twist. This one was no exception. I was drawn into the story from the start, and I couldn't put it down.
My only complaint about the book was the unusual perspective of the writing. Not only was the story written in first person from Jennifer's point of view, it was told in present tense. And occasionally the perspective would change and be told from another character's point of view in third person. It was a little disturbing at first, but the more I got into the story, the less I minded.
This was a good read at the start of my year. I give it 4.5 stars and a PG for content.
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