Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Book Review" - This Fine Life"

Eva Marie Everson's latest novel, "This Fine Life" take the reader back in time to 1959 and in the life of a young girl who is searching to know herself. Mariette has grown up in the lap of luxury and at 18 has just graduated from boarding school. Her father and mother have plans for Mariette, however their plans vary from each other and Mariette does not know what she wants for herself. Thrown back into life in her community Mariette has the summer to decide what to do with her life.
One day while visiting her father at his company Mariette meets up with a young man Thayne, however his social standing is not that to meet Mariette's parents' approval. Mariette must do what she has not done before, lie and sneak around behind her parents' backs in order to see a man who fascinates her and whom she believes to be in love with. As Mariette and Thayne begin a life together, Thayne makes a huge announcement that will change their world forever - Thayne is joining the seminary to pursue a pastoral career. Mariette believes she is not a "preacher wife's type,"what will her parents think, what is Thayne hiding from her past, what role will Missy and Ward (Mariette and Thayne's best friends) play, and how is Mariette going to survive adjusting to life in a small community without the luxuries she is used to along with women who do not care for her at all?
Everson draws in the reader into Mariette's life and Thayne's as well as they experience joys, suffering, surprises, and heartache. Mariette and Thayne will both learn about themselves and who they really are during these years of self-discovery. They will learn to rely on each other and others as well as they are forced to dive into life and embark on a journey with each other.

“Available May 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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