Monday, May 17, 2010

[Revell Blog Tour&Review] This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson

A Privileged Young Woman Takes a Risk on Love
in the Deep South

About the Book:
This Fine Life is a stand-alone novel by popular author Eva Marie Everson that transports readers to small-town Georgia in 1959: Mariette Puttnam has just graduated from boarding school during the summer of 1959. 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 the answer is waiting for her within the narrow stairwell of her father's apparel factory, exactly between the third and
fourth floors?
In this unique and tender story of an unlikely romance, Everson takes readers on a journey through the heart of a young woman bound for the unknown. Readers will experience the joys of new love, the perseverance of true 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.

My Review
Mariette grew up in a very wealthy home; Thayne was a college drop out, mail clerk. Two very unlikely people who meet and fall in love.
Mariette has attended church all her life; she lacks a personal relationship with God. Thayne talks to Him everywhere and decides to go into ministry. I think both people in a marriage should decide to go into ministry together and not have one feeling left out. Mariette always feels she's "on the outside looking in" and doesn't really belong. She's felt that in school, family life and now her marriage, even though they love each other greatly. Thayne asked Mariette where she stands with God she can't answer, but she's supposed to be a preacher's wife. So that causes some friction.
They endure the loss of her firstborn, which is hard to handle at any time. There is one part in the book at Christmas time after the loss of their baby that is a real tearjerker. Very sweet!
When Thayne gets his first church it is a very small one in a town with a population of 200. So you know how their first parsonage will be. The town is so tiny it doesn't even have a library. In this town Mariette makes a young friend, has her ups and downs and just makes the best out of her circumstances. A lovely book that I really enjoyed and know you would also. Another great book for your bookshelf.

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1 comment:

Molly said...

Awesome review!!! I too was able to review this and LOVED it!!!!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts too!