Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A Sound Among the Trees
A house shrouded in time.
A line of women with a heritage of loss.
As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past.
When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there.
With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle must sort out the truth about Susannah Page and Holly Oak— and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by WaterBrook Multnomah
ISBN0307458857 (ISBN13: 9780307458858)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I want to thank Firstread for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. It was truly a wonderful read.
This book tells the story of several generations of women who have lived at Holly Oak mansion begining before the Civil War and continuing to the present. This story is woven around history and gives us insight into how life was during the war. We see how family members were on different sides and were forced to make difficult and dangerous decisions. Love and loss were hand in hand. Sacrifices were made and love was often found in unlikely places. The stories about Susanah were told and in the telling things were often misinterpreted leading many to believe the house was haunted or the house was cursed.
This is an absolute wonderful read. Anyone who loves histrorical fiction or a good mystery will like this one. The characters and actions of the past were melded so well with the present that the book pulls you in and keeps you interested right from the begining. I definitely see this as one I would love to read again soon.
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