Things Left Unspoken

by | Jul 23, 2009 | Fiction Book Reviews | 0 comments

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
Reading this book was like sitting on my Granny’s front porch swing, sipping iced tea, and listening to her spin a yarn about days gone by. Yes, some of the ‘secrets’ revealed in this book might have caused me to spill my tea, but the story flowed in a gentle, easy fashion and ended with a sigh. Eva Marie Everson writes a story that speaks about God’s love, forgiveness, and the power of second chances. For me, the pace got a bit slow in some parts, but -as a reader- I NEEDED to find out what would happen between Jo-Lynn and her estranged husband. I needed to know how Aunt Stella’s secret would come to the surface, and I finally needed to discover who the arsonists were.

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