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EmilyRib Lake, WIAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5An Interesting Love Story - My Review of The One True Love of Alice-AnnApril 13, 2017EmilyRib Lake, WIAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Published by: Tyndale Fiction
Written by: Eva Marie Everson
I was curious about this book as soon as I saw the cover and read the title. I knew that it was going to be something different and fun.
The One True Love of Alice-Ann tells the story of a young woman who fell in love with her brother's friend. The friend heads off to protect their country, and life changes for Alice-Ann while he is away.
Who the book is for:
This book is something that will be enjoyed by those who like historical fiction and love stories.
What I liked:
The story of this book is different from many others out there.
I like the history in this book.
The story is interesting.
I felt drawn into the story.
What I didnt like:
There is not much that I disliked when it comes to this book. It was a good read.
Overall, I enjoyed this book.
I give The One True Love of Alice-Ann 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book free to review from Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
Enchanting RoseColoradoAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5A 5-star book!April 8, 2017Enchanting RoseColoradoAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The One True Love of Alice-Ann is . . .
A real page-turner!
Ever so heart-warming!
Delightful and sentimental!
I could go on, my friends, but I think you get the picture. Eva Marie Everson outdid herself with this latest book and it's one you won't want to miss out on.
The characters will have you wrapped around their pinky finger from the very first chapter, and by the time you reach the end of the book you will realize you have been holding your breath while your heart goes pitter patter at the precious and pure love story that just unfolded like a rose before your very eyes.
You will notice I said it's a pure love story. I was truly blessed and inspired by the way the author presented the romance in a beautiful yet biblical manner. It's written in a way that blesses married women and encourages unmarried women to desire a pure relationship.
While this story is about a young woman finding true love, it's also about a journey for Alice-Ann as she grows up and becomes a woman of godly character.
I am most impressed with The One True Love of Alice-Ann and I would encourage you, dear friends, to read it. A 5-star book!
** I was provided a copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. **
tickmenotKansas CityGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5If You Want a Treat, Read this Book!April 5, 2017tickmenotKansas CityGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Farm girl Alice-Ann has been in love with her older brothers friend, Mack for a long time. She has decided she will share her heart with him, and tell him her true feelings the night of her sixteenth birthday. Unfortunately, on that date, December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor is attacked, and from that moment on, everything changes--and her party is cancelled. As this event pulls the United States into World War II, Alice-Ann is crushed to find Mack has already enlisted, and will be leaving soon.
Although Mack is stunned to learn of Alice-Anns feelings, he suggests they write to each other while he is gone. She promises him her heart, and to wait for him. Mack makes no promises.
After two years of writing and Alice-Ann sharing her heart, the letters from Mack stop. Alice-Anns feelings for Mack have grown, yet he hasnt given her any encouragement. As the time with no news from Mack lengthens, she remains busy working at the bank, helping at the farm, teaching Sunday School, and reading to Carlton--another friend of her brothers.
Carlton has returned from the war unable to walk or see. After his steady girlfriend took one look at him, she broke things off with him. In the beginning, Alice-Ann spends time with Carlton as a favor to his sister. But as time goes on, she soon finds herself sharing her thoughts about everything, and he actually listens to her. No one in her life has ever really cared about her hopes and dreams, and Alice-Ann is enjoying it.
You cant choose whom you fall in love with, but you can choose whom you marry. Does Alice-Ann understand this advice from her aunt? Has Mack really died in combat? If he never returns, will Alice-Ann remain single the rest of her life? Will Alice-Ann change her opinion of Mack when she discovers how often he let others down, and the number of women he has disappointed?
I really liked this book. This story immediately captured my interest, and I never wanted to put it down. It gives an insight in to what it might have been like in a small rural community--the home front--during World War II. Having been raised by a couple of greatest generation parents, I enjoy things set in this era. However, the characters and the problems they are facing are just as relatable to todays reader. Alice-Ann is very likable, along with many other interesting people in this tale. I highly recommend this 5 plus star book to anyone who enjoys non-offensive fiction written from a Christian viewpoint. If you only read a few books this year, make this one of them!
Tyndale House Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of The One True Love of Alice-Ann for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Sentimental StoryApril 3, 2017Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Eva Marie Everson's The One True Love of Alice-Ann is not your typical WWII novel, although that is the setting for this touching story.
When I finished the book -- which, by the way, was very hard to put down -- my heart was full. Alice-Ann's journey from her sixteenth birthday on the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor to the same date three years later was a sentimental story of love, loss, and longing. Eva Marie Everson transports her readers to rural Georgia into the lives of people real enough to be their neighbors.
Fans of great inspirational fiction, with a nice dash of southern flavor, should enjoy The One True Love of Alice-Ann.
Thanks to Tyndale Publishers for providing a copy of this book. I am delighted to share my own thoughts for this review.
Quiet Reader5 Stars Out Of 5A Sweet 1940's RomanceApril 1, 2017Quiet ReaderQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Alice-Ann Branch is just your normal country girl growing up in 1940's Georgia, but she's got a secret- she's in love with her brother's friend, Mack. When she finally gets to tell him how she feels, he's about to leave to do his part in the war effort, and Alice-Ann is left to wonder if her feelings are returned. Time passes, and their letters draw them closer, but suddenly tragedy strikes. Alice-Ann finds comfort in reading to her best friend's war-injured brother, but will she ever find a one true love?
Several words I could use to describe this '40's romance are nostalgic, beautiful, and very sweet. The time period alone captivates me, and Mrs. Everson captures very well- one of the best I've seen so far. I really got into it not just as a setting from long ago, but actually as how life used to be.
And the romance- I won't give it away, but it was just so (to use that word again- it really applies to this novel) sweet, so perfect, that it brought tears to my eyes. It was so real, and more true to life, I felt, even than some of my favorites; if I ever fall in love, I can imagine it being like that.
Alice-Ann is such an engaging character, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching her grow from the naive sixteen-year-old she starts out as to the mature, caring woman she grows to be. She is thoughtful, slightly quirky, witty and just altogether very lovable. The characters as a whole are very engaging, and the town of Bynum definitely had lots of small-town charm.
Granted, the story was, at times, perhaps a bit slow, but this is not some action or adventure novel; not a mystery or a fantasy. It is real life, and portrays it beautifully. Also, there were several instances where I felt like a chapter or two would end on a mini cliff-hanger, and then go by unresolved (except for some instances) and unnoticed by the main character. This wasn't really a big deal, though, and didn't tamper much with my opinion of the story.
Altogether, this was a very pleasant book, one I'd recommend to any '40's aficionado, or anyone, really, looking for a sweet, slow romance. It really will capture your heart!
Note: I got this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.