Friday, May 21, 2010

This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson & My Review

Mariette Puttnam, society girl, has just returned from four years at a private, girls-only Catholic high school. Her parents argue over the direction Mariette's life should take; marry someone high on the social ladder or go to college. Mariette can't get excited about either choice. She agrees to take the summer to think about it. Both choices become mute when she meets Thayne Scott, one of her father's employees. To her parents' dismay she chooses another option.

Mariette and Thayne are confronted with the results of their hasty decision. Mariette feels like a failure when she realizes she hasn't learned domestic skills. Thayne struggles to make enough money for them to live on while he attends college. Their lives take yet another turn when Thayne's wise and loving Aunt Harriet, his greatest advocate and mentor, becomes his inspiration for another life-changing decision.

Circumstances threaten to sever the bond between Thayne and Mariette. Will their love endure in spite of their many trials?

Eva Marie Everson is a successful speaker, a popular radio personality, and the award-winning author of Things Left Unspoken. She is coauthor of The Potluck Club series and The Potluck Catering Club series. She lives in Florida.

**Available May 2010 at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group**

My Review: 
This was great! Mariette was very sweet in that she wanted to please her parents. 
I appreciated that she tried to obey them, and that they weren't portrayed as the 'bad guys' in her life. She truly loved them, and you could see that.
I also loved that the story wasn't cliche. Mariette and Thayne really worked at their marriage and truly loved each other.
They both act like idiots at times, but that only serves to make them seem more real and human.
I'll definitely be recommending this book to my friends!

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