Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Four headstrong siblings must satisfy their father's dying demands--or risk losing his fortune. Let the clash of wills begin.

Charleston blue blood Clayton Wilcott "got religion" late in life; so late, it turns out his kids never took to it. So he's left a provisional will delivered in a highly unorthodox way.

Now they're going to have to honor Daddy's commandments from beyond the grave--for a full year--or be cut off from their substantial inheritances.

The scent of wisteria lingers in the air as the four spoiled Wilcotts battle for their birthright. Told in Denise Hildreth's trademark blend of humor and heart, this Southern tale is about learning to love, learning to live, and learning to bend.


I have officially read all of Denise Hildreth's books now. This ranks above Flies on the Butter, but below all the others. (I really, really liked her latest Hurricanes in Paradise.) There are some aspects of funny and sarcasm that I liked. But, for the most part, it was a beating for me.

The whole point is the group of brothers and sisters are selfish, greedy people who don't like each other and don't get along. I know a lot of families like that. There's not one truly likeable person in the bunch. Some of the characters redeemed themselves, but none of them were likeable enough to really connect with to begin with, so you're glad they changed, but not celebrating with them. There's a deeper message there, but I honestly read more for enjoyment and not for the message. I don't want to have to think that hard. You know what I mean?

I bought this book myself and am posting a review of my own free will.

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