About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Dust by Eva Marie Everson: Reviewer Tour with JustRead Publicity Tours


Can an ordinary life leave an extraordinary legacy? In 1976, when nineteen-year-old Allison Middleton accepts 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.


This is such a touching story. Author Eva Marie Everson shares characters who instantly grabbed my attention with their imperfections, and places them in situations that realistically mirror many of our own lives. Dust shows how one reckless action can alter the lives of many, and leave lasting consequences forever. I was especially drawn to Allison and her overwhelming love for another woman's child; Allison, who can never carry her own child, but will eagerly raise another as her own. As she devotes herself to being a wife and mother, and surrounded by people she considers overachievers, Allison often questions her own self-worth and her purpose for being born. How many of us have done that very same thing? Is it possible that "all we are is dust in the wind"?

This is a stunning novel of hope and love, with the powerful reminder that you don't have to do great things to leave a lasting impact. I found myself eager to keep reading, but reluctant to see it end. I recommend Dust to all who enjoy contemporary romantic fiction.

I voluntarily accepted an advanced reader copy of this book. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own opinions.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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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