9/14/16

God Bless Us Every One - Eva Marie Everson


3 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Charlene Dixon---called Charlie by family and friends---is devastated at the recent loss of her job.

For the last five years, the twenty-seven-year-old has blossomed as the activities director of an exclusive all-girls school. But when a misunderstanding with the headmistress leads to a pink slip right before the holidays, Charlie packs up her dreams and returns to her grandmother, Sis, who raised Charlie as her own in the mountains of North Carolina.

When Charlie arrives---broken and confused---Sis immediately puts her granddaughter to work behind the scenes of the local school's Christmas play, A Christmas Carol. Charlie prickles at working with Dustin Kennedy, the drama teacher and her old crush from schooldays, but is even more put out at that the choice of the Dickens' classic for the holiday performance. When she discovers her estranged father's involvement her world turns on its head once more. But when Sis and Dustin encourage her to take a deeper look at the story behind A Christmas Carol, Charlie learns about trust, faith, and forgiveness and the needs of people in their own community.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Eva Marie Everson is an award-winning speaker and author of The Road to Testament, Things Left Unspoken, This Fine Life, Chasing Sunsets, Waiting for Sunrise, Slow Moon Rising, and The Potluck Club series (with Linda Evans Shepherd). She is the president of Word Weavers International, Inc., a member of AWSA, ACFW, RWA, the director of Florida Christian Writer's Conference, and the contest director for Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer's Conference. She and her husband make their home in Casselberry, Florida.

 
MY THOUGHTS -
This was a nice, sweet, quick reading book. It was very easy flowing, could very easily be read in a day or two (I read it in two sittings). I liked all the connections to "A Christmas Carol", I love the old B&W version of the movie! 

The characters were done well. They were good characters, but I didn't love any of them. I didn't feel a particular connection to any of them. But there wasn't anything unlikable about them.

This book was very middle of the road for me. Nothing earth shattering, nothing that really grabs you. Not great - but not bad by any means! A nice simple read, especially for the holidays. I only wish I had gotten to read it during Dec.

Thank you Litfuse for sending me this book for my honest review!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I've seen this book in a few places.

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