Doesn't She Look Natural

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615824420
  • Publisher: Hunthaven Press
  • Publication date: 5/25/2013
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 744,783
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With over four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to novels.

Now that her two children have reached their twenties, Angie and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Turner and Hooch and Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards-one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City. Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport.

With the recent completion of her doctorate in theology, Angela admits to being fascinated by animals, medicine, unexplained phenomena, and "just about everything." Books, she says, have always shaped her life- in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind.

Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. She recently completed her doctorate in biblical literature and is now finishing her doctorate in Theology.

When she's not home writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers' conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course. Readers may visit her web site at www.angelahuntbooks.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2008

    Inspiring... Angela does it again!

    This is the second of Angela Hunt's books I've read. Her books are set in Central Florida, which is where I live. It is like reading about home and family. Actually I moved to Florida very unadvisedly and found Jen to be inspiring in the way she came to handle her new hometown. It took me longer, but I experienced many of the same emotions described. This book helped me look at my own situation from a different angle.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2008

    A book with take away value

    My nephew and his wife lived in a funeral home for the first few years of their marriage. His wife worked at the home during the day and they were 'on call' during the evening hours. So I found the setting intriguing. Angela keep me spell bound through all the challenging relationships Jen has with her ex-husband, her mother, her two sons, and most important, her relationship with God. This is the second 'Angela Hunt' novel I've read, but it won't be my last.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    Imagine sharing your house with dead people

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2007

    'Doesn't She Look Natural' by Angela Hunt

    I loved this book. I had to get past the whole concept which was easy the moment I started reading the book. I did not want to put it down. My emotions were involved. I understand more now about funeral homes and dying. The ending has several unexpected twists. I wanted to cry towards the end because I was feeling what the characters were feeling. Angela Hunt is truly a versatile author who has a great talent. Expect the Unexpected is her motto for her books. It is def. true in a great way. The characters are well developed and the concept unique. I highly recommend this book. I look forward to reading the next book in the trilogy.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    amusing inspirational tale

    Jennifer Graham once tasted power as the chief of staff to a US senator. However, during a nasty divorce, she was forced to resign her position as she became a liability to her employer. Jennifer obtained custody of their two children but is forced to live with her mom to keep expenses down while she seeks employment. Soon afterward, Jennifer inherits Fairlawn funeral home in Florida. Her plan is to visit Fairlawn in order to sell it as soon as possible so that she can try to return to behind the scenes of power in Washington DC. However, the best laid plans of mice, men and Jennifer Graham often go astray. --- This is an amusing inspirational tale as Jennifer feels like a fish out of water in Florida while the kids feel at home even in the funeral home. The story line is character driven by Jennifer as she tries to balance what her kids need with her desires and aspirations. Although rotating between the first (mostly from Jennifer) and third person can feel disjointed, fans will enjoy the DC big shot used to hiding the bodies now dressing up the bodies (sort of a reverse Karl Rove). --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    This is a must read if you enjoy Christian Fiction with humor. H

    This is a must read if you enjoy Christian Fiction with humor. Have learned a few things while reading this book. Looking forward to reading the next one by the author.

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  • Posted April 4, 2012

    This story of a divorced mother of two boys. Of women who never

    This story of a divorced mother of two boys. Of women who never stopped loving her husbands and held out a hope of him reconciliation and forgiveness. Of a mother who did not want her daughter to repeat her own mistakes.

    The book is written to expose our rationalizations & internalizations. It brings up the challenges that we might have in facing certain issues and with trusting God. If you're not fan of knowing what makes people tick and their thought process, this book is not for you.

    However I could not put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    You Live Where?

    Imagine being told 'a funeral home'. Jennifer inherits the place and is forced to make a move after her bitter divorce. Angela Hunt does it again in this delightful story. Definitely a good book to read.

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    Posted July 30, 2010

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