by Angela Hunt

October 2007
ISBN: 978-1414311692
Reviewer Graphic Button Tyndale
Trade Paperback

Jennifer Graham used to be the no-nonsense chief of staff for a prominent senator—at least until her husband left her for a younger woman, leaving Jennifer unemployed, and homeless, forced to take her two young sons and live with her mother. When Jennifer is unable to find another job, Jennifer doesn’t know which way to turn—at least until she receives a call from an unknown lawyer telling her she’s inherited her great-uncle’s estate—at least until she learns that the estate is a virtually condemned mansion housing a funeral parlor…

Determined to unload the property as soon as possible, Jennifer takes her mother and two sons and travels down to Florida to close out the house. It appears to be the stuff of nightmares and more. Jennifer can’t imagine living above a mortuary—but when she discovers another similar property sold at auction for only ten dollars, what other choice does she have? Will a funeral home help Jennifer uncover the mysteries of love and life?

Doesn't She Look Natural? is the first in the Fairlawn series written by award-winning author, Angela Hunt. I don’t know if Angela has a tag-line or not, but if she doesn’t it should be "Expect the Unexpected" because I never know what I’ll find when I open one of her books. For me, Angela is a hit-or miss author, sometimes I like her books, and sometimes I don’t. Doesn't She Look Natural? is a definite hit. I was a bit nervous about opening this book, but as all serious readers know, one should never judge a book by its cover…

Jennifer starts a bit brusque, but that was probably from being a business woman in Washington DC. She does soften up and become considerably more likeable as the story progresses. I love the red hatters in this book, it added a touch of fun to the story. This story is excellent. Chick lit fans and women fiction fans alike will not want to miss Doesn't She Look Natural? Discussion questions and a recipe is included at the end of the book.

Reviewed in November 2007 by Laura.

Read more reviews of Angela Hunt books.Click Here