Monday, February 20, 2017

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

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

            First of all I have loved every book I have read by Eva Marie Everson.  Like I hate for them to end because I just love the story.  I “read” (listened to on my Kindle) this book on a car trip.  It kept me entranced for 4 hours of the trip to see my son, and about 6 hours on the trip home. 
            I grew up in Georgia well past the years of WWII.  However, my dad served in WWII; my mom was a child at that point.  I felt like this story represented Georgia and WWII history well.  ANOTHER REASON I LOVED THIS BOOK!
            This is obviously the story of Alice-Ann who turns 16 on the day Pearl Harbor was bombed.  She has loved Mack (a friend of her brothers) for years, and declares this love shortly after she turned 16.  Mack goes off to war and they keep in touch with letters.  She was also wrote to another one of her brother’s friends, Carlton.   Carlton happens to be her best friend’s brother. 
            During the war she grows up some, graduates from high school, and gets a job.  Alice-Ann is a hard-working kind-hearted person.  She helps out at home and in her community. 
            WWII doesn’t end as quickly as expected; the story follows the whole war.  I can’t – WON’T – give you any more details!
            Historically this is a great book.  The story just sucked me in…which helped with the long car ride.
            READ THIS BOOK!

I was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Behind the Scenes - Jen Turano

Behind the Scenes – Jen Turano

            What a fun book!  I love Jen Turano and her humor.  This is book one in the Apart from the Crowd series.  Miss Permilla Griswold isn’t your typical rich girl.  As a matter of fact, she is quite the opposite.  She was raised by her father, and then by a not so great stepmother.  She has a heart for helping others.  She also has a secret, which I won’t share.  She has been “put on the shelf” and has accepted her fate.
            Mr. Asher Rutherford is accepted into society even though he owns a department store.  Permilla and Asher’s lives intersect in quite an interesting way. 
            This book is full of quirky humor like Turano’s other books.  The characters are super fun!
            Read this book.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion.