Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Visiting the Sins by Melanie Denman

Book Synopsis:

Set in the Bible Belt of Deep East Texas, Visiting the Sins is a darkly funny story about mothers and daughters, naked ambition, elusive redemption, and all the torment it's possible to inflict in the name of family.

Down through the decades, the lofty social aspirations of the feisty but perennially dissatisfied Wheeler women -- Pokey, the love-starved, pistol-packing matriarch; Rebanelle, the frosty former beauty queen turned church organist; and Curtis Jean, the backsliding gospel singer -- are exceeded only by their unfortunate taste in men and a seemingly boundless capacity for holding grudges. A legacy of feuding and scandal lurches from one generation to the next with tragic consequences that threaten to destroy everything the Wheeler women have sacrificed their souls to build.
My Review
Three Stars
Copy received for an honest review from iRead Book Tours
This was my first time reading Melanie Denman so I was not sure what to expect. The story interested me because I love reading about families especially generational.  First, I have to say that the author instantly grabbed my attention with her writing. Both the story and her writing flowed.  It felt like a relaxing book to read. There were some parts in the story that felt odd but I think that this can easily viewed as a dramatic/ comedic book at times.

I wouldn’t have typically picked up this book but I’m glad I did. The characters were very memorable and their secrets and stories intriguing.  I liked how the author paced out all the different revelations because it felt natural and also not too overwhelming when their secrets finally came out. I recommend this book too anyone that wants to read about a very unique and interesting family. 

Author's Bio:

Melanie Denman is a native of Nacogdoches, Texas and a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. An eighth-generation Texan, and a former banker and cattle rancher, she currently lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is working on a second novel.
Connect with Melanie:  Website  ~  Facebook  

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