Friday, May 9, 2014

The Road to Testament By Eva Marie Everson

Ashlynne Rothschild never wanted to be a people person. She learned a long time ago that the more she protected herself from the details of people’s personal lives, the better off her life would be. So it comes as a surprise when she finds herself liking—if not loving—the good, God-fearing people of Testament, North Carolina, where she is sent to earn her chops as a reporter. And it is with some anxiety that she unearths a story that could turn these people against her. Beneath the picturesque setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains, secrets are buried—one secret in particular. Keeping it hidden would go against Ashlynne’s journalistic integrity, but publishing the story would hurt those she’s learned to love—even her gruff, unapproachable boss, William Decker, who harbors mysteries of his own. Ashlynne has two options: run away or expose the truth of Testament . . . whatever the cost?

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I was born and reared just outside of Savannah, Georgia. Yeah, I have a southern accent. It gets a little more southern every time I cross the Florida/Georgia state line.

If I had all the time in the world, I'd probably lie on the sofa all day and watch old movies. I usually have to get sick for something even close to that happening.

I can quote entirely too many lines from Pretty Woman (You do? You think I've got potential?). In fact, I quote lines from movies and songs so often that most people are unaware of what I'm doing. I may or may not have offended some folks. If I have...I'm sorry.

I'm an ex-nurse and a seminary graduate. I hated nursing but love God with a passion and can hardly get through a conversation without talking about our relationship! I think the Old Testament is totally FUN to read (I mean, HOW much stuff can one clan of people get in to?) and the New Testament draws me closer to Heaven. Yeah!

I'm married even though my hubby had to have his wedding band cut off due to an infected spider bite. The nurse said either that or the finger would fall off. I was going for the second option, but was alone in that. :) Now he wears it on his right hand. I can live with that. We have kids and grandkids and two absolutely adorable dogs, Hope and Poodar.

I'm rarely still and I sleep very little.

Life is good.
Living in North Carolina, and having been to Rutherford County, I could not wait to get my hands on this book.
I am sure most of you have read Everson's other books and loved them, But you are in for a treat with this one.
I could not put it down, It is a Book Binge book for sure.
I loved Ashlynne from the start, Will not so much in the beginning but by the end I grow to love him.  Shoot, I reckon that I absolutely loved this whole book and the characters will not soon be forgotten.
This is a very well written book and the romance and the Bible scripture from the devotional that Ashlynne was reading every morning is wonderful.
I LOVED the out door movie, I really enjoyed the reference to movie lines in this book.
I gave this book 5 stars two times and I HIGHLY recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.


  1. I really want to read this book being from North Carolina myself. Thanks Mary for all you do . I am heading over to Amazon right now.

  2. Well shoot Mary! I guess I'm the only one who hasn't read any books by Eve Marie. Your review of this book was amazing and so of course I MUST put this one on my wish list. Thanks for all your reviews. You guide us in the right direction.

    Judy B

  3. This sounds like a great book. Judy, this is a new-to-me author! I am adding this to my wish list, too.

  4. Oooooo This looks like a really good book. Thanks for the great review Mary. I'll be looking for this one.

  5. Wow! This sounds like a fantastic book that I would definitely want to read. Thanks Mary for the review!

  6. Sounds like a couch and chocolates kind of book to me. I'm up for it!

  7. After reading your review I really want to read this book.

  8. I am certainly intrigued by The Road to Testament and I would love to read more.
    Thank you for the opportunity, Mary, you do such a great job!

  9. Always love reading great books and this sounds like one !!

  10. This sounds like a good one and I'd love the chance to win it. Thanks.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com