May 22, 2010

Book Review: This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson

"This is not the story of my life. This is the story of my husband's life, or at least how the story of his life affected mine and all those he touched just by being near them or with them. Thayne was like that, you see. Just by being, he touched lives. He was infectious, upbeat, passionate, determined. Next to the flame of his existence I was a spark looking to ignite, a matchstick never quite making it to the striker. But, in time, the same fever that burned within him burned within me." This Fine Life, pg 19.

When southern belle Mariette Puttnam graduated from boarding school in 1959, she had no idea what the future would hold. Her father wanted her to pursue college and her mother wanted her to pursue matrimony. Who knew that she would find the answer to her dilemma in the stairwell of her father's clothing factory? Can poor Thayne Scott really provide her with the fine life that he has promised? Will Mariette learn what the finer things in life really are?

This Fine Life is the story of a young woman finding her way to faith through the love of a godly man. As Mariette struggles with the hard realities of life, she must come to understand that God really does love her. However, she might figure it out too late. This Fine Life gives a peek into the culture of the south during the 1960s. Times have changed, but the struggles of a woman's heart have not.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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