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Thursday, June 3, 2010

This Fine Life...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 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, popular author Eva Marie 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.

I first picked this one up and had a hard time getting into it. Rather than writing it off or forcing myself to read it, I did a preview instead of a review and set it aside for awhile. I'm glad I picked it up again.

Mariette marries the man of her dreams, a man her parents don't approve of, but one with hopes and plans for a future. When Thayne's future turns out to be one that Mariette never dreamed of, she perseveres and ultimately finds herself and finds God.

I enjoyed the southern, late 50's early 60's setting, and appreciated that Mariette's parents were so supportive and encouraging. This Fine Life was an absorbing story of one young woman's life and how it doesn't always go according to plan. However, like many of us, Mariette discovers that even the unexpected life can be fine and fulfilling.

Available May 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Eva Marie Everson here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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