Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Gone South By Meg Moseley Book Review

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Title: Gone South
Author: Meg Moseley
Source: Review Book From Blogging For Books
Number Of Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307730800
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2013
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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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."
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This book had several good things going for it, the main one that stuck out to me was good old Southern Hospitality. Though people held a grudge against Tish because her great-grandfather was basically a thief and the descendants of his victims lived in the small town where Tish had relocated, there were still other people that proudly represented the south in a way that would make their mammas' proud. Being from Texas, this is something that I appreciate. Another thing that I liked about this book was the toned-down romance. It's hard to find a good novel that doesn't overdo it in that regard, and being a sixteen year old girl who adores reading, that can sometimes be problematic.

I also loved how the story represented the importance of grace, mercy and patience. Tish took in an outcast that was considered a criminal, because no one - not even her parents - took the time to realize that she had a learning disability. So despite Mel's reputation Tish nurtured her and helped her get where she needed to be.

The only thing that I didn't really like about this book is that it could be a bit more suspenseful. But,
I would definitely encourage anyone to read and/or purchase this book.

N o t e :: I was not paid to write a review on Gone South, and all thoughts and sentiments are completely my own.

1 comment:

  1. This is one I will be reading in the next month - I've heard such good things about it. Glad you liked it also, ladies (Madi)!


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