Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review:Gone South by:Meg Moseley

 Gone South
About the Book:
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.

 Meg Moseley
About the Author:
Although I’ve lived more than half my life in other states, I grew up in California and am still a California girl at heart. I love vintage bungalows, twisted oaks on rolling hills, and the rocky beaches of the Central Coast. A few blocks away from home stood the Lutheran church where I came to faith, first through Sunday School teachers whose kindness drew me to the kindness of God, and then through confirmation classes. The Bible verses that had been drilled into my head came to life in my heart.

After moving away from home as a teenager, I worked at a variety of jobs, from candlemaker in a tourist town to administrative assistant at a Christian college. I married a wonderful man from Michigan, and we lived north of Detroit for seventeen years. That’s where we started homeschooling our three children, a journey that we finished in Georgia when our youngest graduated from high school in 2009.

My husband and I live near Atlanta, close to the foothills of the Southern Appalachians. His motorcycle often carries us to the mountains of Georgia, Tennessee, or the Carolinas. Sitting on the back of the bike, I can pray, enjoy the beautiful views, and plot new stories. Fiction makes my world go ‘round, whether I’m writing it or reading it.

My Review:
 For as long as Tish McComb could remember her now passed on father always was on the road in search of something. He was a dreamer that would go on some wild goose chase to find what he would consider a treasure. So this was not news to her, when while her mom was cleaning out her house to get ready for a big move to Tampa, Florida  she found the family heirloom called the "McComb Letters" . These letters had been handed down through their family for generations.

 Tish was never able to see them let alone touch them while her father was still among us but now that her mom found them they were passed down to her. These letters were written by her great great grandmother to her mother after a move from Ohio to Alabama sometime just after the Civil War. She proceeds to do an online search for the house and it is realized that it is up for sale. So she decides to make a trip there to see the old house that her great great grandmother inhabited in Alabama all those years ago.

 So while on this trip Tish has come to realized alot of things. Things about her family and things about herself. She starts feeling like God maybe trying to lead her down another road that she didn't anticipate.

**Disclosure** This book was received free of charge for my honest review from the Blogging for Books blogger program.