Item description for Everlasting by Carol Johnson...
Everlasting is the rich tale of Vada Priddy, forced into marriage to a man 20 years her senior. In spite of the adversities she encounters, she manages to forge a decent life, one with its share of happiness and fulfillment, and grows into a strong, Oklahoma woman at peace with her family and friends. This warm-hearted, graceful novel is certain to give readers the exhilarating, inspirational experience of a mid-twentieth century woman and her daily struggles. Its authentic dialogue and imagery leave a long-lasting impression.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2006
Publisher Hawk Publishing Group
ISBN 193070948X ISBN13 9781930709485
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol Johnson
Carol Johnson currently resides in Tulsa, in the state of Oklahoma. Carol Johnson was born in 1945.
Reviews - What do customers think about Everlasting?
Memorable Sep 22, 2008
This book grabbed my heart and refused to let go. I ached for Vada, wished something beautiful would happen to her. I wished her love, riches and happiness. Even though it's been a while since I read this book, it still crosses my mind. Ms Johnson has created a classic and my only wish is that she would give us another book soon.
An entertaining, heartwarming book. Jan 23, 2007
This is a beautiful, easy to read story with a sober, yet sweet crasp of reality. The characters in the book, especially the heroine were written well enough that I could identify with them and their feelings. It is a delightful account of a young girl growing into a mature woman, how she overcomes the obstacles of life and makes the best of them. Mrs Johnson made the story more attractive for a history buff like me with some insight to life of a poor family in early Oklahoma. I definitely recommend the story.
One more reason Amazon.com is important to authors and readers Dec 2, 2006
One of the advantages of the online book review service provided by this site.com is that lesser known authors are provided a forum in which their works can be brought to the readers attention without having to spend large amounts of money usually only available to better known authors and those with contacts at the large publishing houses. It has been my experience that there are a large number of very good authors that are unable to generate the required reader attention due to financial restraints. Many are so-called regional or local authors that are first rate writers who can, given the opportunity, compete with the "big name" writers.This is such an author and book. I was reminded of Fred Harris and his wonderful novels of early 20th Century Oklahoma while reading this book. The book is set in the mid 1940s to the 1970s and involves what Rilla Askew calls "...a veritable mid-20th Century Everywoman." The woman, Vada Priddy, has more than her fair share of adversity but,in a manner that ultimately will make you proud, manages to overcome life's inevitable hardships and not only survive but endure. While not a new theme for writers, what really sets this book apart is the authors ability to combine a highly readable style with believable dialogue in such a manner that the reader almost feels like they have been sitting on the porch with the author and been treated to a personal reading. It's that good. A beautiful effort by a first rate author. Highly recommended.
Touching, authentic Nov 28, 2006
I bought this book at a signing to support a local artist. After reading it, I ordered copies for Christmas for my daughters-in-law who are strong, Oklahoma women. The characters are alive - half I've been and the other half I've known!
A good story Nov 27, 2006
I really liked this book. I hope there will be a sequel. Some books are hard to put down even after you get to the end. This is one of those.