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

The story begins with Alice-Ann as a 16-year old and the US just entering WWII.  The town in which the story is set sends a significant number of young men into the service on account of the war.  This has impact on everyone in town.  Alice-Ann takes time to make sure her long-time crush, Mack, knows she’ll be waiting for him.

Good letter correspondents at first, Mack’s letters eventually end and there is news of his demise during a fierce battle.  Alice-Ann, whose crush was known only to a few, must endure this quietly.

A friend’s brother, Carlton, returns early from the war due to an injury.  He and Alice-Ann form a new friendship as young adults as they bond through the war time.

Alice-Ann must reshape her vision of “true love” and decide the best path for her future.

Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.

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REVIEW: A Stillness of Chimes

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Author Meg Moseley weaves an interesting story of Laura Gantt and her parents.  Vietnam war memories plague her father, Elliott, and stress from supporting him leads Laura’s mother, Jess, to make some unexpected choices.  Back in Georgia to settle her mother’s estate, Laura along with her high school boyfriend (and soulmate) Sean pursue a mystery of Laura’s presumed dead father.  There’s a lot of unresolved anger and unfinished business in this story.  It shows how people harbor secrets and how frustration festers through the years.  There’s also amazing forgiveness and love that ties the folks of the community together.  I enjoyed the book.  I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

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by | March 10, 2014 · 8:17 AM