On the day Posy Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he’s left her broke and homeless. Posy married Chad five years ago in hopes of finding the stability her hippie mother couldn’t provide. Instead she got all the trappings of security—house, car, seemingly respectable husband—at the price of her freedom.
Posy’s mother, Lark, accepts her daughter’s return home with grace, though her sister can’t resist pointing out that being a sweet Southern wife hasn’t worked out as planned. And so, with the Seven Deadly Sins as a guide, Posy decides to let loose for once. Envy is easy to check off the list—Posy only has to look at her best friend’s adorable baby for that. One very drunken night at The Fountain bar takes care of gluttony. As for lust—her long-time friend, John, is suddenly becoming much more than a pal. One by one, Posy is bulldozing through her old beliefs about love, family—and what it really means to be good. And she’s finding that breaking a few rules might be the perfect way to heal a heart . . .
What a delightful read this was, I’m so glad I spotted my blogging friend Betty reading this on Goodreads.
I loved spending time with Posy, getting to know her and her estranged family. The character development was so good, she really did feel like a real person, and someone I’d love to be friends with. I enjoyed reading about how she changed from the ‘perfect’ buttoned up minister’s wife, back to her old sassy self who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Although I mentioned this was a delightful read, there was a dark theme of domestic abuse running throughout this book. It didn’t make it a heavy read at all, but it did highlight how this very serious issue, can be hidden away in a seemingly perfectly marriage.
I haven’t read anything by this author before, but will definitely be on the lookout for her books in the future.
Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for my digital copy.