|Eva Marie Everson at Maranatha Christian Writers Conference|
Eva Marie was born and brought up in Sylvania, Georgia. She says the best part of being from the South is the core values of its people. A seminary graduate and former nurse turned award winning novelist, Eva Marie has published more than twenty-five books since signing her first contract with Barbour Publishing in 1999.
In her distinct voice with Southern charm, she endeavors to impart those values and her faith through her writing. Eva Marie is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She lives and works in her lakefront home in Florida. If you would like to know more about Eva Marie and her work, please visit her website at www.evamarieeversonauthor.com.
Since I met Eva Marie, I've read three of her Christian novels. In September, I read Unconditional, a novelization of the movie by the same title. In my opinion, Mrs. Everson has created a significant piece of fiction, destined to be another enduring, award-winning novel. With her authentic prose she weaves together the lives of memorable, endearing characters. There is nothing contrived or predictable about their story. Universal themes thread throughout, one in particular, man's search for purpose and meaning in life in spite of the rain that falls on everyone.
This story has a positive message of hope, without being preachy. Samatha Crawford and Papa Joe Bradford create meaning in their everyday lives in spite of personal tragedy and heartache. As Sam watches Joe love and care for the kids in his struggling neighborhood, she begins to realize that no matter what life's circumstances may be, the love of God is always there for us. She learns to love again and forgive in unexpected ways. I laughed and cried as I read this moving story which flowed from the lives of its characters. I couldn't put it down. Unconditional will be one of those rare novels I will read again and again. I am looking forward to seeing the movie Unconditional by LifeWay Films which is playing in theatres now.
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these," Matthew 19:14.
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