Revell Blog Tour: This Fine Life Book Review

This Fine Life was a fine book. I really appreciated the faith and marriage struggles throughout the story. Mariette and Thayne met and married quickly, against her parents wishes. Later, he followed a call to the ministry requiring that Mariette work and the couple move in with her parents while he went to school. Finally completing his classes, they moved to Logan's Creek, a town of only about 200 people. Mariette struggles with all of the changes, with feelings of being left out, and with not understanding her husband's commitment to the Lord. Through her personal difficulties, marital challenges, and her husbands ministry trials, the two move slowly toward "the fine life," he has promised her.

This was a very authentic look at everyday difficulties of life, as well as a couple very real and very traumatic incidents. Set in the 1960's, the historical aspects added interesting looks into life at that time. The theme of just wanting to fit in, to feel included, is very personal to many women, and it was handled well. Mariette was a very believable character, and one many can understand; however, the resolution felt a little fast, and there were times when Thayne's character and motivations could have been better developed. Overall, the plot was believable and enjoyable. The theme was original and authentic. There was one typo, but the writing was beautiful, smooth, and genuine. I liked This Fine Life; it was subtle and unique--unlike anything I've read in a while. AND, I have four more of Everson's on my shelf to read: The Potluck Club Trilogy and Things Left Unspoken.

Available May 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Thanks to Revell for providing this book for review!
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.

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1 comment:

Bluerose said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this one! You have an award at www.bluerosesheart.blogspot.com :)