I love this book! A story of privileged Ashlynne coming to live in rural Testament, NC to learn how to open up and be friends in order have friends rather than always keeping people at a distace as she has since middle school. In this book, the town of Testament is a character in it's own right. You'll learn to appreciate and love the peope who were born and reared there. In the process of learning true morality and ethics, as well as what it feels like to really care about people, she uncovers two huge secrets that threaten to tear the town apart and run her out on the first rail. Everson has hit the nail on the head with her true Southern voice and brings humor without ridicule to these fun characters. Highly Recommend!
This book by Eva Marie Everson is not just a romance, though that's in there. In Testament you will find historical cover ups, personal struggles with worth, the importance of football in the South, ethical struggles, and a little danger that lands our leading lady in a broom closet.
There are so many layers to these charactersâ€”I feel like we just scratched the surface and then the book was done. I do hope the future holds Another Trip to Testamentâ€”we surely haven't traveled every road!
Eva Marie Everson's Road to Testament isn't just any readâ€”it's an experience of Southern charm. With unforgettable characters, you'll explore the small town of Testament, NC, dipping your toes in the waters of tradition inherent to the South. Novel Rocket and I give it our highest recommendation. It's a 5-star read and going on my Top Ten for 2014 List.
Eva Marie Everson is one of my fave authors - I've been reading her for many years. The Road to Testament, the latest in this prolific writer's arsenal of great Southern fiction, is one you'll enjoy. Get yourself a glass of ice-cold sweet tea, find a comfortable rocking chair, and sit back to enjoy Ashlynne's journey from up-scale Winter Park, FL - where she is known for her work on Parks & Avenues, a posh local magazine - to Testament, NC, for six months - where she is slated to be a little fish in an even littler pond working as a reporter on the local paper.
Ashlynne thought the summons to her grandmother's office was to announce that Constance was retiring, Ashlynne's dad was being promoted to Editorial Director, and that she, Ashlynne Rothchild, was being promoted to Editor-in-Chief. To her shock and dismay, she found she was being "banished" to Testament, NC, a tiny town in the mountains, to work for the local paper run by friends of her grandmother - she was to learn the business and perhaps restart a magazine her grands had started years before, as well as to learn some "people" skills.
With no choice but to obey if she ever wanted her dream job, Ashlynne headed off to NC in her Jaguar filled with designer clothes and shoes to begin her sentence...
Running afoul of her new boss the first day on the job, Ashlynne cannot begin to imagine what the weeks ahead will bring her. No spoilers here. You'll have to read the book to find out about Ashlynne, Rob, Will, Brianna, Alma - their adventures, mysteries, and even a scandal. Be sure and have plenty of sweet tea on hand - you won't want to leave your rocking chair until you've finished!