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Sunday, May 16, 2010

"This Fine Life" by Eva Marie Everson

"This Fine Life" by Eva Marie Everson is a coming-of-age story of a young twentieth century woman. Fresh out of boarding school, she wants to do something with her life other than just marry off. The only problem is she doesn't know what she wants to do exactly. However, one day, she meets a man that works for her father. The two fall in love, and her family is not exactly approving. As expected, the two marry and try for children. There is a twist as her husband chooses a new career that creates drama for her. There is much internal conflict as she copes with his decision and wonders what life would have been like if she had just gone for a career instead of love. Suspense and external plot scenarios come in the form of additional characters. While there is romance, this book is not graphic; still, it should not be suitable for young readers. There is some religion in this book, but it is not overt enough to make non-Christians feel the religion is being pushed down their throat. This is a good, lengthy read for a rainy day.

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

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