Stunning coming-of-age drama set during the Great Depression and Prohibition
When Eve Marryat's father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931, he is forced to support his family by leaving St. Paul, Minnesota, and moving back to his Ohio roots. Eve's uncle Cyrus has invited the family to live and work at his Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge.
Eve can't wait to leave St. Paul, a notorious haven for gangsters. At seventeen, she considers her family to be "good people," not lawbreakers like so many in her neighborhood. Thrilled to be moving to a "safe haven," Eve soon forms an unlikely friendship with a strange young man named Link, blissfully unaware that her uncle's lodge is anything but what it seems.
When the reality of her situation finally becomes clear, Eve is faced with a dilemma. Does she dare risk everything by exposing the man whose love and generosity is keeping her family from ruin? And when things turn dangerous, can she trust Link in spite of appearances?
Ann Tatlock is the author of the Christy-Award winning novel Promises to Keep. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association "Book of the Year" in fiction for both All the Way Home and I'll Watch the Moon. Her novel Things We Once Held Dear received a starred review from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly calls her "one of Christian fiction's better wordsmiths, and her lovely prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories." Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina.
Books Beside My Bed
Sweet Mercy Blog Tour
I have books not just beside my bed but piled by my reading chair and otherwise all over the house, waiting to be read. Here are a few of them:
Striking Steel by Jack Metzgar – About the 1959 steel strike, part of the research for my next novel.
Art and Madness: A Memoir by Anne Roiphe – I read many memoirs by writers and artists as I want to know about their lives, how their minds work, and how they deal with the occupational hazard of depression.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Yup, I’m going to get to this one someday! I really am! Someday!
The Day God Flipped My Switch by Ron Benrey – Ron is a writer friend of mine and, even though I know his story, it’s so cool I can’t wait to read the book.
Heaven by Randy Alcorn – Always good to be acquainted with one’s travel destination, I always say.
1 winner will receive a copy of 3 of Ann's Books
Sweet Mercy, Travelers Rest and Promises to Keep
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