In “Gone South” by Meg Moseley, we meet Tish McComb. When Tish helps her mother move from Michigan to Florida she decides to take a detour to Noble, Alabama. That is where her ancestors are from. She thought she would see the house they built and be on her way back to Michigan. What she did not count on was falling in love with the house and the town. On an impulse she buys the McComb house and moves to Noble. She soon realizes that not all southerners are friendly and some seem downright hostile toward her. She does make a few friends though, George who owns the antique store in town and Mel a homeless girl that nobody trusts. George enlightens Tish on why the people of Noble do not want to have anything to do with her. It seems that Tish’s ancestors were not the nicest people and the townspeople now hold their actions against her. Tish also has another problem in Mel. Mel ran away from home and has now decided to come back but her family will not let her return. She has been accused of stealing. Mel claims she was framed but Tish catches her in several lies and does not know what to believe. Will Tish and Mel find their places in Noble?
This book was a very well written book and you will feel like you are there with Tish and Mel as they struggle to find acceptance. This book shows us that no matter what is in our past we can always start over. It also shows us that sometimes we should not judge others when we do not know the whole story or know their struggles. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. Click here to read more about the book.