Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gone South

Today I'd like to share a book I finished called Gone South by Meg Moseley.

Book description: The charm of the South drew her back to her family’s roots. But when the town’s old resentments turn the sweet tea bitter, can Tish find a welcome anywhere?

Leaving frosty Michigan for the Deep South was never a blip in the simple plans Tish McComb imagined for her life, dreams of marriage and family that were dashed five years earlier in a tragic accident. Now an opportunity to buy her great-great-great-grandparents’ Civil War era home beckons Tish to Noble, Alabama, a Southern town in every sense of the word. She wonders if God has given her a new dream— the old house filled with friends, her vintage percolator bubbling on the sideboard.

When Tish discovers that McCombs aren’t welcome in town, she feels like a Yankee behind enemy lines. Only local antiques dealer George Zorbas seems willing to give her a chance. What’s a lonely outcast to do but take in Noble’s resident prodigal, Melanie Hamilton, and hope that the two can find some much needed acceptance in each other.

Problem is, old habits die hard, and Mel is quite set in her destructive ways. With Melanie blocked from going home, Tish must try to manage her incorrigible houseguest as she attempts to prove her own worth in a town that seems to have forgotten that every sinner needs God-given mercy, love and forgiveness.

My thoughts:
This book appealed to me first because of the cover.  Then I read the description and the story interested me.  It was an enjoyable story, and I liked the author's style.  It was hard to stay interested all the way through though; this really was not one of those books I didn't want to put down.  I enjoyed the story for the most part, but I felt I was left with a lot of questions. I was really getting into it close to the end, and it felt like it just stopped so that was disappointing. 

The reader can learn from the characters and their mistakes and how people often make judgements of others based on things they've done in their past. 

It was an okay book, but it really left me wanting more of the story.   I felt there were too many loose ends left by the last page.

Read more here.

 I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Have a day of blessings!

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