Sunday, May 5, 2013
GONE SOUTH by Meg Mosley
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 by her influential father, 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.
Tish leaves her home in Michigan to get away from heartbreak and heads to Alabama to see the house that used to belong to her great-great-great grandparents. She ends up purchasing it and it doesn't take long to find out those same grandparents had a bad name in the town and the people aren't gracious to her at all. She ends up helping a young girl and is determined to make things work.
I enjoy books set in the south and I enjoyed this one, it's a charming, well written, uplifting, novel.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.