There’s nothing like a book that you pick up and can’t put down until you have absorbed every word, scene, and chapter. This is the kind of fiction I want to write. And, this is the kind of fiction that I love to read. This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson is one of these kinds of books.
Mariette Putnam is on the verge of adulthood torn by decisions on where her life will go from here. Her mother expects her to settle down and marry a good man. Her father thinks she should go on to college and study business. Mariette doesn’t know what she should do.
This Fine Life is a delightful story of one girl who grows into her life a little at a time. It is also the story of love that will last a lifetime.
Eva knows how to weave a story that will take root and bloom in the reader. She crafts characters that are life like and believable. Her stories bring all the elements of life and create settings that I am reluctant to leave when the book is done.
I had the pleasure of working with Eva as my mentor through the Christian Writer’s Guild Journeyman program. Her tutelage has been a great help in my writing journey. I love that she and other writers are willing to come alongside a beginner such as myself and offer help and advice. This review is inspired by the amount of pleasure I had in reading This Fine Life and not simply because she’s such a great lady :-)