Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Sound Among the Trees

In “A Sound Among the Trees” by Susan Meissner, we meet the descendants of Susannah Page. Susannah lived in Virginia during the Civil War and was rumored to be a spy for the North. Since the years of her death all the women in her family have had bad things happen to them. Some people believe the house is haunted and the ghost of Susannah is to blame for their problems. When Marielle Bishop marries into the family, she sets out to discover what is really going on at Holly Oak. Susannah’s great-granddaughter, Adelaide, still lives in the house and while she does not believe the house is haunted she does believe the house is stuck and cannot move past what Susannah did. With the help of Adelaide’s daughter, Caroline, Marielle discovers the rumors about Susannah are not true and she realizes Susannah does not have a reason to haunt Holly Oak or cause harm to the people living there. Will they be able to convince Adelaide and the people of the town?

This was my first book to read by Susan Meissner and I loved it. She does a good job of connecting the present to the past. She brings the characters to life and makes you feel like you are one of them. This book also shows how easy it is for people to believe something they hear instead of wanting to find out the truth. This was a very good and fast book to read. I received a complimentary copy of the book to review from WaterBrook Press.

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