Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This Fine Life: A Book Review

About The Book:

It is the summer of 1959 and Mariette Puttnam has just graduated from boarding school. When she returns to her privileged life at home, she isn't sure where life will take her. More schooling? A job? Marriage? Nothing feels right. How could she know that she would find the answer waiting for her in the narrow stairwell of her father's apparel factory, exactly between the third and fourth floors? 

In this unique and tender romance, popular author Eva Marie Everson takes you on a journey through the heart of a young woman bound for the unknown. Discover the joys of new love, the perseverance of deep friendship, and the gift of forgiveness that comes from a truly fine life.

About The Author:

Eva Marie Everson is a successful speaker, a popular radio personality, and the award-winning author of Things Left Unspoken. She is coauthor of The Potluck Club series and The Potluck Catering Club series. She lives in Florida.

You can read an excerpt here. (PDF format)

My Review:

This is the first of Eva Marie Everson's books I have read and I loved it! This Fine Life is well-written, and very easy to read. It is a quick read that will keep your attention right until the last pages. What I liked the best about this book is that is, although it is a romance, it is very different than any other romance I have read. I love that this book shows that marriage takes work, that its not always easy, but that with God at your side, marriage will overcome any obstacles. A very pleasant, and much needed, message for today's messages, especially when the divorce rate within the church is equal to those outside of the church. I also love that it shows that those in ministry are "real people with real problems". As you read This Fine Life, you will definitely related to at least one of the characters throughout the book. The storylines are brought together in a clear and concise manner and I really enjoyed this book alot.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson online here, directly through Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell Books, and Graf-Martin Communications for the purpose of review on this blog***


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