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.
Gone South is Meg Moseley's second book and it is as great as the first, When Sparrows Fall, if not even better. Meg Moseley presents many issues found all around us, such as homelessness, stealing, low self esteem and more, and tackles it well. Everything about this book was well developed especially the characters. Each character came to life for me as if they were right in the room with me. The thing I loved most about this book was that fact that it had so many twists and turns that I could never fully predict what would happen. I find it boring to be able to predict the where the story will go early on and to be right.
I loved this book and would recommend to anyone that wants a good book filled with suspense, romance, and drama all tied together with the themes of love, faith and forgiveness.
*I received this book from blogging for books for the purpose of this review.