Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Gone South: A Review


Gone South by Meg Moseley

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 all I can say is probably one of the best books I have read all year. Since page one I wanted to read more. Tish was an amazing character, kind and very patient. When I began reading, I did not think I would like her. However, that immediately changed. The story starts sad and really kind of stays that way. Sad or not it had real life problems, and it was something I really wanted to read about it.

I really loved the characters Tish, George, Mel.  They were just so in entertaining, I loved them. They were all strong and not really anything to complain about. There was a great villain who you just could not help but hate along with the rest of the characters. The villain got on my nerves, which made it perfect.

The one thing I can say is that in the end there was something that just felt a little unfinished. But that didn’t take away from the overall story. From the first to the last I enjoyed it to no end. All I can say in the end this was a pretty perfect summer read. And can’t wait to pick it up again.

If your interested in this book definitely check out Meg Moseleys website were you can read the first chapter and check out her other works at http://megmoseley.com/
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review