I finished a book by Elizabeth Musser titled The Sweetest Thing last week and I give this book five out of five clovers (five being excellent, one being not so much…) on the Jaime scale. This was truly a “sweet” storyline with a mystery thrown in for some extra flavor.
The book chronicles the relationship between two teenage girls, Mary Dobbs (Dobbs) and Anne Perrin (Perri). Dobbs moves to Atlanta, GA from Chicago, IL at the request of her wealthy aunt as her preacher father and her family travel across the country during the Depression holding revivals. Her aunt sends her to a high society girls school where she becomes fast friends with Perri after a rocky start. Dobbs doesn’t fit in to the high society cliques nor does she wish to but she befriends Perri at a critical point in Perri’s life. Perri and Dobbs help each other throughout the book and it is a blossoming story of what true friendship really means and the power of having Christ in your life as well as the power of prayer.
I was drawn in to the story immediately and my husband can attest that I didn’t want to put it down until I finished. This is an excellent summer read that will have you laughing, crying and on the edge of your seat until the very end. I will definitely be reading more of Elizabeth Musser’s work!
**I received a complimentary copy of the book from Bethany House Publishers as part of their blogging program. They did not ask me to give a positive review, and the views expressed in this review are completely my own.**