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

March 19, 2018

Title: The One True Love of Alice-Ann
Author: Eva Marie Everson
Publisher: Tyndale
ISBN: 978-1-4964-2234-7
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017

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 fianc√© 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?

This was my first book by Eva Marie Everson. I have to say, it won't be my last one by her either. This is a story that has stuck with me, even after reading it. The writing was elegant and it flowed and offered a wonder visual for me.

We follow Alice-Ann over many years, from being a teenager to early 20's. In this time, we see how life was like in this small town during WW2. This story had such a realistic feel to it. As I read through this story, through Alice-Ann's eyes, it felt like I was able to watch it all play out in front of me like a movie. The writing was phenomenal.

Alice-Ann was a girl I enjoyed following. She is a young girl who thinks she loves someone, who is older, but has always had a crush on. Just like life though, things change and shift as she got older. Her mind matures and with what is going on with the war also shapes her.

I really enjoyed how this story weaved and shifted. Alice-Ann was a fantastic center to this story and I was happy how the story ended the way it did. It is a story that made me feel good.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Eva Marie Everson is a best-selling, multiple award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. She is the president of Word Weavers International and the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference. She enjoys teaching and speaking at writers conferences across the US as well as coaching new writers via her company, Pen In Hand, Inc.

Thank you to the publisher, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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