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The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser

Back Cover:
The Singleton family’s fortunes seem unaffected by the Great Depression, and Perri—along with the other girls at Atlanta’s elite Washington Seminary—lives a life of tea dances with college boys and matinees at the cinema. When tragedy strikes, Perri is confronted with a world far different from the one she has always known.
At the insistence of her parents, Mary ‘Dobbs’ Dillard, the daughter of an itinerant preacher, is sent from inner-city Chicago to live with her aunt and attend Washington Seminary. Dobbs, passionate, fiercely individualistic and deeply religious, enters Washington Seminary as a bull in a china shop and shocks the girls with her frank talk about poverty and her stories of revival on the road. Her arrival intersects at the point of Perri’s ultimate crisis, and the tragedy forges an unlikely friendship.
The Sweetest Thing tells the story of two remarkable young women—opposites in every way—fighting for the same goal: surviving tumultuous change.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS?

Hey Y'all,
This is one of the best books yet! I always enjoy reading Elizabeth's books, because of the fact they are based in my great city of Atlanta!!! (Best place on earth btw) And they christian undertones that they always have.
Perri, now this girl has it all, money, servants, parents that adore her, and friends that worship her. That is until her father suddenly dies...Leaving their mom to find work, and eventually Perri as well.
One day, Perri's mom makes her meet a girl at the train station names Mary Dobbs coming in from Chicago to Stay with her aunt for the year, that way she could get a decent education...And her first impression is that she a a poor girl who is in need of charity...Little did she know she was looking at her best friend.
Mary Dobbs, now this girl is opposite of Perri in every way...Her hair is long, she doesn't have designer clothes, and she's wanting to become a preacher's wife that lives day to day wondering where their next meal is going to come from...that is until she gets a taste of the 'high life'.
If you pick up The Sweetest Thing, you are going to be transported in time to the depression Era, and follow these two young girls the the trials of being teenagers in the 1930's!!!





This is going to be on my 'favorites' shelf for awhile...shoot i've already loaned it out to someone for them to read :)



To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book Bethany House Publishing. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Bethany House to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.
1 Response
  1. This book sounds great. I really enjoy all types of books- and the older I get the more I seem to enhoy historical fiction. I will check this out- fantastic review!


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