My Review: This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson

This Fine Life
by Eva Marie Everson
Copyright 2010
Revell Publishers
352 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3274-5
Contemporary Fiction

From the publisher:
It is the summer of 1959 and Mariette Puttnam has just graduated from boarding school. When she returns to her privileged life at home, she isn't sure where life will take her. More schooling? A job? Marriage? Nothing feels right. How could she know that she would find the answer waiting for her in the narrow stairwell of her father's apparel factory, exactly between the third and fourth floors?

In this unique and tender romance, popular author Eva Marie Everson takes you on a journey through the heart of a young woman bound for the unknown. Discover the joys of new love, the perseverance of deep friendship, and the gift of forgiveness that comes from a truly fine life.

My Review:
I have been waiting for a book set in the late 50s/early 60s for a long time and this did not disappoint. It was also my first book by Eva Marie Everson and I'm really hoping she writes another book around this time period because there just doesn't seem to be very many.

This Fine Life features well to do Mariette Puttnam who just so happens to fall in love with a young man who works for her father. The ensuing story follows Marietta as she journeys through life as a young teen to a married woman and all of the tragedy and sorrow as well as triumphs and joys that she must face. Also we get a taste of Southern living and small town life where everyone knows everything about each other before it happens.

I liked this story a lot and even though some parts were a little hard to believe the sweet romance and Mariette's growth spiritually and emotionally are well worth reading. Although the cover suggest a Leave it to Beaver type book, it's not. Life isn't always happy and carefree for the characters.

If you're a fan of sweet inspirational books you will probably like this book! This Fine Life is a really enjoyable book!

“Available May 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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*I received my free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*


  1. I want to read this book sooooo bad!! Thanks for you I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on it. :)

  2. Glad you liked it, Renee -- I'm gonna start it this week. :)

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


  3. Love the review as always, Renee! I definitely liked this book but, felt that sometimes it was a bit more like a bio. Anyways, I did love Ms. Everson's writing style and I really want to read more from her in the future.:D
    Love Ya,

  4. I saw this on goodreads and it looked intersting. Glad to see what you thought of it.


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