Monday, March 30, 2015

Visiting The Sins by Melanie Denman Book Review

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.

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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My review;

I just finished reading "Visiting the Sins", I found that once I started reading it I could not put it down until I finished it. This is the kind of book that makes you laugh and then a little later on makes you very sad. This is about a family, the Wheelers, and all of their issues. The problem is that eventually their grudges and the fighting will hurt their family. I give this book a 4/5.  I was given this book for the purpose of a  review and all opinions are my own.


  1. Is really interesting how family grudges can tear apart the heart and soul of a family.

  2. I am a fan of anything sinful so id love to read this

  3. I enjoy reading about Mother/ daughter relationships and this one sounds great !

  4. I want to win this because I am a daughter and love to read about mom/daughter relationships.

  5. I would love to win this book because I love to read and this book sounds like something I would love.

  6. I haven't read her work yet, and I love reading books by new authors.

  7. I want to read it because it is the kind of novel I usually love to read