Thursday, June 1, 2017

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

About the Book

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 fiance 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?

My Review

Eva Marie Everson's One True Love of Alice-Ann is a story about 16 year old Alice Ann and the love of her life Mack. Set during the second World War, Mack decides to enlist after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Alice decides it's time to declare her love for Mack despite their 5 year age difference. He promises to write her and leaves without telling her whether he loves her too. Alice and Mack write to each other for three years and they grow closer, but then Mack's letters stop coming. Fearing what happened to her aunt is happening to her Alice throws herself into work and caring for her best friend's war torn brother. But soon enough their friendship begins to blossom into something more. Can Alice-Ann let go of her first love and begin anew with a new love?

Eva Marie Everson's new novel is absolutely beautiful, heart wrenching, romantic, and thrilling. The One True Love of Alice-Ann very much felt like in the vein of Francine Rivers. Francine could have wrote this book, but Eva did making her a new favourite author. 

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