Sunday, March 26, 2017

Book Review ~ The One True Love of Alice-Ann

Publisher's Description

Living in rural Georgia in 1941, sixteen-year-old Alice-Ann has her heart set on her brother’s friend Mack; despite their five-year age gap, Alice-Ann knows she can make Mack see her for the woman she’ll become. But when they receive news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Mack decides to enlist, Alice-Ann realizes she must declare her love before he leaves.

Though promising to write, Mack leaves without confirmation that her love is returned. But Alice-Ann is determined to wear the wedding dress her maiden aunt never had a chance to wear—having lost her fiancĂ© in the Great War. As their correspondence continues over the next three years, Mack and Alice-Ann are drawn closer together. But then Mack’s letters cease altogether, leaving Alice-Ann to fear history repeating itself.

Dreading the war will leave her with a beautiful dress and no happily ever after, Alice-Ann fills her days with work and caring for her best friend’s war-torn brother, Carlton. As time passes and their friendship develops into something more, Alice-Ann wonders if she’ll ever be prepared to say good-bye to her one true love and embrace the future God has in store with a newfound love. Or will a sudden call from overseas change everything?
This book is set during World War Two, which I haven't read a ton of books on.  But I really enjoyed it, especially it also being my favorite clothing era. 
I really enjoyed the different characters, from the main gal, Alice-Ann, to her Aunt Beth, from her friends to her brother and his wife.  They were all so different and yet blended together nicely.  Alice-Ann I was fine with.  It was nice to see her grow up throughout the book into the young women God meant for her to be. She was sometimes annoying, but I still appreciated her character being able to learn and grow.
Mack and Carlton were good characters as well, of course I liked one more than the other...but I'll let you read the book and discover that part yourself.  I'll just say that my favorite was the one she goes with. :)  And boy did I have butterflies in my stomach at some parts!  That's a good writer for yah, makes you feel what the characters are feeling.  Bravo, Ms. Eva!
Again, I really liked it.  Descriptive enough without it being overly so.  How the characters were feeling and such was spot on!  Body language, eye movement, things like that.  Well done.
I really enjoyed this book.  It had enough going on to give it good momentum without being overly fast-paced.  I enjoyed it also being set during World War Two.  Overall, a really lovely book that I would recommend if you like history and romance.  Definitely give this one a go!
Stars: 4 out of 5
*I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Nice review, Morgan! This sounds like an interesting read. I'm gonna have to check and see if our library has it. :)

    1. Thank you!! I really enjoyed it! :) Blessings, my friend!!! :D