This story takes place during the Great Depression and the age of Prohibition. This is a period of time that I haven't read too much about. Even seemingly good people were selling illegal liquor to make money and keep their family alive. Eve, being seventeen, has a lot to learn about human nature and it's bent toward sin. She has great ideals, but quickly realizes that not everyone upholds the law. Many times the sin seems like an easy way out, but in the end it only compounds the misery.
I enjoyed reading this story. The author even includes Al Capone in the story. I can't imagine growing up in such a difficult time period. If you're looking for a great story depicting how the Great Depression and Prohibition affected the people of that age, pick up Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock.
***I received this free book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.