Monday, August 7, 2017

The One True Love of Alice-Ann by Eva Marie Everson

Living in rural Georgia in 1941, sixteen-year-old Alice-Ann has her heart set on her brother’s friend Mack; despite their five-year age gap, Alice-Ann knows she can make Mack see her for the woman she’ll become. But when they receive news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Mack decides to enlist, Alice-Ann realizes she must declare her love before he leaves.

Though promising to write, Mack leaves without confirmation that her love is returned. But Alice-Ann is determined to wear the wedding dress her maiden aunt never had a chance to wear―having lost her fiancĂ© in the Great War. As their correspondence continues over the next three years, Mack and Alice-Ann are drawn closer together. But then Mack’s letters cease altogether, leaving Alice-Ann to fear history repeating itself.

Dreading the war will leave her with a beautiful dress and no happily ever after, Alice-Ann fills her days with work and caring for her best friend’s war-torn brother, Carlton. As time passes and their friendship develops into something more, Alice-Ann wonders if she’ll ever be prepared to say good-bye to her one true love and embrace the future God has in store with a newfound love. Or will a sudden call from overseas change everything?

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WWII is always gonna be my favorite era to read about. So of course I picked this book to review. I read Five Brides by Eva a couple years ago and loved it. This one was also excellent. I think she will always be an author I want to read.

My Thoughts.....
I really enjoyed this book. I like the fact that the book was about people who were at home during the war waiting on people to come back. It was a different view point than other books that I have read on WWII. I liked all of the characters. I did feel that Alice-Ann was a bit juvenile but that was probably the point. I really liked Carlton. I liked the small town/southern setting. I really enjoy Eva's writing style. She is very easy to read even though her books are usually on the longer side. I can't wait to read the other books that Eva has written and I will be anxiously awaiting hr next book. I would gladly recommend this book to anyone. I received a copy of this book for free from Tyndale. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.

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