Friday, May 31, 2013

Gone South by Meg Moseley

About the Book
The charm of the South drew her back to her family’s roots. But when the town’s old resentments turn the sweet tea bitter, can Tish find a welcome anywhere?
Leaving frosty Michigan for the Deep South was never a blip in the simple plans Tish McComb imagined for her life, dreams of marriage and family that were dashed five years earlier in a tragic accident. Now an opportunity to buy her great-great-great-grandparents’ Civil War era home beckons Tish to Noble, Alabama, a Southern town in every sense of the word. She wonders if God has given her a new dream— the old house filled with friends, her vintage percolator bubbling on the sideboard.
When Tish discovers that McCombs aren’t welcome in town, she feels like a Yankee behind enemy lines. Only local antiques dealer George Zorbas seems willing to give her a chance. What’s a lonely outcast to do but take in Noble’s resident prodigal, Melanie Hamilton, and hope that the two can find some much needed acceptance in each other.

Problem is, old habits die hard, and Mel is quite set in her destructive ways. With Melanie blocked from going home, Tish must try to manage her incorrigible houseguest as she attempts to prove her own worth in a town that seems to have forgotten that every sinner needs God-given mercy, love and forgiveness.

My Thoughts
What first attracted me to this book was the cover, I think I fell in love from the first moment I saw it. And while the plot of the book didn't thrill me I decided to give it a shot. I am definitely not sorry that I did. This story was well written and it was neat to watch both Tish and Mel work to overcome the challenges they faced as well as proving people wrong in their opinions of them. There were quite a few times where I was disappointed in the character's choices but that only served to show how no one is perfect and I think it made them more real. In the end I was pleased with the way things turned out and rather enjoyed this book!

About the Author
Meg Moseley is still a Californian at heart although she's lived more than half her life in other states. Holding
jobs that ranged from candle-maker to administrative assistant, Meg also contributed human-interest pieces for a suburban edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Contemporary fiction remains her real love, and she's the author of When Sparrows Fall. She lives in Atlanta near the foothills of the Southern Appalachians with her husband.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own


Grace said...

The cover does have a "drawing one to pick it up" look. The fact that she has a beautiful dress on, yet has jeans on underneath is comical, yet there is a serious mood about the cover you can see by the colors and the way she is holding her head.


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