Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: Gone South

Gone South by Meg Moseley is my first read from this author. It's contemporary fiction, and it was really well written. I loved the two main characters, but one of the secondary characters really captured my heart. I'm hoping she's writing about her next!!

Letitia McComb can't resist moving from Michigan to Noble, Alabama when her family's 100+ year old house goes up for sale. Once there everybody seems to dislike her, and she has no clue why. When she takes in homeless, unloved Melanie Hamilton, things get even worse. Why is there so much animosity toward her and for that matter toward Melanie?

George Zorbas owns the antique store in town and knows why the townspeople ignore Tish. He doesn't want to be the one to break the news to her, but his hand gets forced while he debates about it. George gives her a book about her ancestors who moved there in 1870. What she reads shocks and dismays her. How will she ever reconcile herself to what the book says about her namesake?

As Tish struggles to find her place in Noble, she discovers more about herself that helps her on her own journey through life. Along the way, she finds love, peace, and contentment.

It was an interesting story with an unusual twist, and I loved the realness of the characters. It's a book I would definitely recommend for any lover of fiction. I like how it was sort of a blend of history and contemporary life. Since Tish enjoys vintage stuff, it ties in really well with why she would be interested in her ancestors house in Alabama. I liked the thoroughness of it all. :-)

I was given this book free from Multnomah Waterbrook Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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