Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Sound Among The Trees by Susan Meissner ~ review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307458857
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307458858

A review copy of this book was provided for review by the publisher.

About the book:

A house shrouded in time.
A line of women with a heritage of loss.
As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past.
When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there.
With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle must sort out the truth about Susannah Page and Holly Oak— and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love.  


My take on this book:
"A Sound Among The Trees" is a story about how the past tradegies can affect future generations. Imagine being from the west and marrying a man and moving into deceased wife's family home, which is an antebellum mansion, add to that the deceased wife's grandmother still lives in the mansion. Well that's just what Marielle Bishop does. She moves from Arizona to Holly Oak to live with her new husband Carson, his two children ten year old Hudson and six year old Brett, and Adelaide, Carson's deceased wife's grandmother. There are plenty of rumors that the house which has been standing since before the civil war is full of ghosts. Can Marielle sort out fact from fiction, and can a voice from the past help heal the future?
I loved the way this story was written, allowing us real glimpses of the past while also keeping us firmly in the present. Tragedy and mystery make this book an interesting read, and my favorite parts of the story easily had to be the letters that took as back to Civil War times. Not your typical ghost story, but still a haunting read.

Fans of Civil War fiction will probably enjoy this one, or if you like reading about family drama, saga's that span the generations you will also find this story appealing, and the spiritual aspects of the story are just an added bonus.

I would love if you would rank my review.

rating 4/5   


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