Title: A Sound Among the Trees
Author: Susan Meissner
Review: I enjoyed this book quite a lot. I found the modern idea of internet dating and how the older generation just didn’t understand pretty entertaining. Loss plays a huge part in this book, loss of self, loss of loved ones, loss of reality. The writing flowed well and just sucked me into the story every time I picked it up.
The ending chapters with the letters from Susanna were fascinating with the history she shared and her feelings about what was happening in the Civil War. Reading them brought her life to the front which was needed after hearing all the ghost stories about her. Life is tough and the decisions we make along the way have far reaching consequences, this is a book that illustrates just how far reaching they truly can be. We are the authors of our lives, how will your destiny manifest itself?
If you enjoy history and drama you will like this book. I found it fast paced and interesting enough to keep my attention in a room full of people where I split my focus from time to time. I think you will find an interesting world in the pages of this book
Publisher: Published October 4th 2011 by WaterBrook Multnomah
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: Sent by the publisher for review from Blogging for Books.
Synopsis: 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.
Author Biography: Susan Meissner was born in San Diego, California, the second of three. She spent her childhood in just two houses.
Her first writings are a laughable collection of oddly worded poems and predictable stories she wrote when she was eight.
She attended Point Loma College in San Diego, and married her husband, Bob, who is now an associate pastor and a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves, in 1980. When she is not working on a new novel, she is directing the small groups ministries at The Church at Rancho Bernardo. She also enjoy teaching workshops on writing and dream-following, spending time with my family, music, reading great books, and traveling.