The One True Love of Alice-Ann
Alice-Ann Branch was set to celebrate her 16th birthday and declare her love for Boyd MacKay. However, this birthday happens to fall on December 7, 1941. Twelve days later, at her delayed party, she tells Mack of her love for him. They promise to write each other. When Mack’s letters stop, Alice fears the worst.
Carlton Hillis is the older brother of Alice’s friend, Maeve. When he comes home from the war blind and unable to walk, Alice agrees to read and talk with him every day after work. Slowly, the two quietly fall in love. But in her heart, Alice still pines for Mack. As things begin to grow serious between Carlton and Alice, she learns that Mack is alive and coming home. Where will her heart lead her?
Eva Marie Everson has written a touching and compelling story of following God’s plan versus our own desires. In Alice, she has created a sweet teen protagonist through whose eyes we see the impact of the war on small-town America as well as her own heart. This tender coming-of-age story is immersed in history and blessed with a wonderful setting and graceful writing. Don’t let the inspirational tag dissuade you; this historical romance is one for everyone to read.