A She Reads Selection
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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.
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I love stories that cross generations and include both historical and present-day elements. In A Sound Among the Trees, author Susan Meissner spins a tale of a family riddled by secrets that have affected several generations of women. The historical sections are set against the backdrop of the Civil War, which forever changed the lives of the members of this family, who continued to suffer repercussions to the present day. In the end, it’s the discovery of the truth that finally sets them free. The story has page-turning tension, especially the Civil War sections that crackle with suspense and drama. I highly recommend this book!
A Sound Among the Trees is a selection of the SHE READS book club, a division of Proverbs 31 Ministries. If you love to read novels and you like discussing them with other like-minded women, this online book club is for you! Each month, the She Reads book club offers one current title as a featured selection. Readers have vast differences in taste, so diverse genres and authors are chosen, with a total of twelve books per year.
The She Reads website features a blog that regularly discusses books and faith; discussion forums that you can participate in as you read that month’s book; author profiles and interviews; and discussion questions you can use in your own book club.
I’m giving away two copies of A Sound Among the Trees! Leave a comment by Sunday at 11:59 pm EST. I’ll randomly select two winners. (Winners must live in the US/Canada.)