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If you’ve ever had a friend who made a profound difference in your life, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Elizabeth Musser’s latest novel. Set in Atlanta during the 1930′s, The Sweetest Thing tells the story of a life-changing friendship between two college-age girls.
Dobbs, a poor preacher’s daughter, meets Perri, a high society banker’s daughter, when she arrives in Atlanta to stay with her aunt. The two begin spending time together and soon grow close. Dobbs has a vital relationship with the Lord and shows her faith through good deeds: giving to the poor and helping those around her in any way she can. This type of living shocks Perri and her friends, who focus on acquiring the right look and wearing the right clothes—no matter that the rest of the country is suffering—and rubbing shoulders with the right people.
In spite of their differences, Dobbs and Perri support each other through family tragedies, crises of faith, unexpected acts of violence, and personal heartaches. Eventually Dobbs’s influence changes Perri, and she gives her life to the Lord. And Perri brings to Dobbs the loyal support of a true friend.
Elizabeth Musser is a talented author, and I enjoyed her colorful secondary characters and setting. But mostly, I loved the beautiful portrait of friendship she created. My faithful friends have been one of God’s greatest gifts. I’m sure many of you feel the same. If you do, treat yourself to this book. As you read it, you can relive the formation of your oldest and dearest relationships. Then you can share your copy with the best friends in your life!
***Thanks to Bethany House for providing my review copy. Follow this link to purchase The Sweetest Thing.
Another favorite book of mine is Elizabeth’s novel The Swan House. Right now this book is being offered as a free download at this link. Continue Reading…