Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Things Left Unspoken


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Things Left Unspoken

Revell (June 1, 2009)

by

Eva Marie Everson



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Eva Marie Everson taught Old Testament theology for six years at Life Training Center in Longwood, Florida and has written numerous articles for Crosswalk.com (including the acclaimed Falling Into The Bible series), and has had articles featured in numerous publications, including Christianity Today, Evangel, Christian Bride, Christian Retailing, The Godly BusinessWoman and Marriage Partnership magazines. Eva Marie has been interviewed by radio, television, newspaper, and Internet media outlets. In 2002Eva Marie was one of six Christian journalists sent to Israel for a special ten-day press tour.

Eva Marie’s work includes the award-winning titles Reflections of God's Holy Land; A Personal Journey Through Israel, Shadow of Dreams, Sex, Lies and the Media, and The Potluck Club series.

She is married, has four children and five grandchildren, and lives in Central Florida.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Every family--and every house--has its secrets. Jo-Lynn Hunter is at a crossroads in life when her great-aunt Stella insists that she return home to restore the old family manse in sleepy Cottonwood, Georgia. Jo-Lynn longs to get her teeth into a noteworthy and satisfying project. And it's the perfect excuse for some therapeutic time away from her self-absorbed husband and his snobby Atlanta friends.

Beneath the dust and the peeling wallpaper, things are not what they seem, and what Jo-Lynn doesn't know about her family holds just as many surprises. Was her great-grandfather the pillar of the community she thought he was? What is Aunt Stella hiding? And will her own marriage survive the renovation? Jo-Lynn isn't sure she wants to know the truth--but sometimes the truth has a way of making itself known.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Things Left Unspoken, go HERE

MY THOUGHTS:
Grab you some sweet tea and settle back on the porch with this great book of the South! Family roots and loyalty run deep in Cottonwood and in the South. But apparently so do secrets. And as Jo-Lynn begins restoring the old family home, more than dust is stirred up. While she tries to make sense of what she has discovered, someone else is trying to thwart her efforts, but it's not certain whether they are opposed to the renovation itself or concerned about what is being brought to light. At the same time, Jo-Lynn is trying to decide if her own marriage is worth renovating or if it is about to become ancient history. Being a bit of a Southern girl, but not having lived in the deep South or in a small town, I found this to be a fascinating tale of love, forgiveness, and doing what is right instead of what is easy or popular.



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6 comments:

sara said...

sounds like a good one....right now my list is so long....I need to get caught up!!

skoots1mom said...

oh, i want to get this one...i love to read southern stories
thanks for the good words :O)

A Stone Gatherer said...

Love the deep south! I'll have to try read this, this summer!

Kim said...

I've lived in the "deep" South all of my life and let me tell you, this author NAILED our Southernness!! Kind of embarrassing in spots, but hey...it is what it is. :)

Carole said...

I was glad to read your review of this book, Linda. I'm a Georgia girl who loves southern fiction, so I look forward to Things Left Unspoken.

Kelli said...

I love this woman! We spoke at the same Ladie's Retreat a few years ago in Pigeon Forge. She is the real deal!