Monday, July 20, 2009

for CFBA Tour - 'Things Left Unspoken: A Novel' by Eva Marie Everson

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Things Left Unspoken

Revell (June 1, 2009)


Eva Marie Everson


Eva Marie Everson taught Old Testament theology for six years at Life Training Center in Longwood, Florida and has written numerous articles for (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.


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

This was a FANTASTIC book!!! The main character is called back to her roots to restore the 'big house' of her favorite 'very much like a grandfather' great Uncle Jim and Aunt Stella. The story moves you right along as you experience the past, the present, and look to the future. We get glimpses back in time to when the 'big house' was in her prime - and along the way we meet the characters when they were young and the 'future' was full of potential. It is times like this I wish I was better at expressing my thoughts because Ms. Everson did such a wonderful job weaving this story - and I am not giving it justice!!! Therefore - you'll just have to go out and get a copy of this book for yourself so you can experience it for yourself!!!


Victoria said...

This was an excellent book! The moment I saw the cover I knew I'd like it. I know the old saying "don't judge a book by it's cover", but my little trick has only failed me once and it certainly wasn't with this book.

Part of the reason that this story held my attention so well was that I knew that Mrs. Everson's own family history inspired this story!

If you've read something by her before and were not impressed - she's said herself that this book is more serious than the others. You won't regret giving her a second chance!