Wednesday, March 22, 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 fiancé 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?
Those coming of age stories are really hard most of the time. Poor Alice-Ann just wants to be loved. She has her heart set on Mack, her brother's good friend. But when he goes off to war it seems all too soon that the relationship they developed starts to fade or so it seems. Soon Alice-Ann is very busy taking care of Carlton, her best friends brother that is home from the war. Carlton soon takes her mind off of Mack in more ways than one. This is a crossroads that Alice-Ann now finds herself.
This down home country story is so lovely and refreshing. It reminded me of my childhood here in Alabama, even though the time periods were completely different. It reminded me of old country porches, dirt roads, and banana popsicles. Its a story that will take you back and remind you about what is important in life.
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.