Dust : A Southern Fiction Novel

4.48 (182 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.48 (182 ratings by Goodreads)
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Can an ordinary life leave an extraordinary legacy?
In 1977, when nineteen-year-old Allison Middleton receives a proposal of marriage from Westley Houser, she eagerly accepts, having no idea the secret Westley carries--a secret that will change Allison's life forever. But Allison rises to the challenge of raising Westley's toddling daughter as though she were her own.
Over the course of their lifetime together, Allison, Westley, and Michelle form the strong bond of family. As Allison struggles with infertility and finding her way during a time of great change for women, others--some she knows and others whom she never meets--brush and weave against the fabric of her life, leaving her with more questions than answers.
From teen bride to grandmother, Allison's life chronicles the ups and downs of an ordinary woman's life to examine the value of what we all leave behind.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 30mm | 567g
  • Birmingham, AL, United States
  • English
  • 1645263096
  • 9781645263098

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"From the first word to the last I was enthralled with this story. Everson's love-story-through-time will appeal to every reader who cheers when love triumphs. This is Everson at her best."-Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress

"Author Eva Marie Everson's characters in Dust are flawed, their choices, both good and bad, intersecting and influencing each other's lives. Everson's layered Southern family drama reveals the complexities of relationships and the unexpected and sometimes painful consequences of our choices. While we might regret how what we say and do affects others, with every turn of the page Everson reminds readers of a vital truth: life doesn't have to be perfect to be good."-Beth K. Vogt, Christy Award-winning author of the Thatcher Sisters series

What is one life worth? Eva Marie Everson's Dust takes the readers on a slow, Southern, and yes, dusty journey through several decades as we watch the lives of her characters intermingle amid the little and big tragedies, heartaches, and celebrations of life. With breathtaking, sometimes sensual prose, Everson explores romantic love in all its passion and brokenness as the characters make choices whose consequences bleed into other lives for generations. A thought-provoking and soul-stirring story. -Elizabeth Musser, author of The Swan House series
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About Eva Marie Everson

Eva Marie Everson is a CBA best-selling, multiple award-winning author and speaker. One of the original five Word Weavers members, she now serves as president of Word Weavers International and the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference and North Georgia CWC. She and her husband make their home in Central Florida where they enjoy their children and grandchildren.
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182 ratings
4.48 out of 5 stars
5 65% (119)
4 22% (40)
3 9% (17)
2 2% (4)
1 1% (2)
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