Monday, May 14, 2012

A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Messner

Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
This was an intriguing read.  Marielle has married into an interesting situation.  The house that her new husband and she live in.  She has many trials to overcome but she'd never expected a haunted house to be one of them.  While she completely disbelieves the theory the first time she hears it, she begins to investigate exactly what the issues with Holly Oak are.  What she finds is wonderfully surprising!
I enjoyed that there was two completely different eras civil war and contemporary.  The story line was intriguing.  I must say, I got completely involved with the civil war part and think this could have been a historical book stand alone without the contemporary part!  Susannah was my favorite character and I loved that story. 
This was a 4/5.  It was an interesting book.

Thank you to Blogging for Books for the review copy of this book.  I received this in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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