A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner

A Christian Ghost Story?!…

Four women must learn to live with the choices that they have made. They are learning not to dwell on the past but to move on and live well. …For some it takes a lifetime.

The action centers around an old southern mansion, Holly Oak. Adelaide is almost 90 years old, but still very strong mentally and physically. Caroline, her daughter, ran away from home as a teenage and has only come back a few times. One of these times she left her daughter with her mom. Adelaide raised her granddaughter from a baby, but lost her four years ago to complications with a pregnancy. Adelaide owns this home, Holly Oak, that some people consider to be haunted by her great grandma, Susannah. Susannah was a young woman was torn between family and love during the Civil War. Marielle moved from Arizona and marries into this historical family. She hears stories of Susannah’s ghost and she hears Adelaide’s superstitions about the house, but she wants to know the truth. So, is it a ghost story? …My lips are sealed! 😉

I love the way the author Susan Meissner includes a historical fiction story in her contemporary novel. Her characters are real and messy and dealing with hard issues. My favorite in this novel is Susannah – I would be very interested in a whole book just on her!

Here is a link for you to read chapter 1 of A Sound Among the Trees or for more information about the book. Make sure you check out Susan Meissner’s web site here and sign up for her “Soozletter”. She is also on twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/SusanMeissner. She is one of my new favorite authors, and I would highly recommend her books to all. Here’s her Author Bio which also lists her books.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Blogging for Books, Waterbrook Multnomah Publisher’s book review bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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