I have a really awesome book to talk to you about today called Gone South written by Meg Moseley. I guess because I am from Georgia it struck me as a book that I would want to read. I hope that you will agree when I finish my review.
Excerpt from back of 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.Well, unfortunately for Tish, she did not know that bad blood existed between her family and the rest of the town due to the Civil War, which I thought was pretty dumb. Who in their right mind keeps a hatred going that long? Jeez, none of us were here when that war went on and it's time to stop this nonsense that I or anyone else should feel responsible for it!
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.
No one will talk to Tish until she meets George the antique dealer and they become fast friends. Along the way, Tish picks up Melanie Hamilton who has returned home after she ran away years ago and took her grandfather's gold watch and blue corvette. Now that she is back, Tish gets her to return both items to her father.
George also gives Melanie a job at the antique store and she blossoms under their care. One day her brother comes to see her and tells her that he still loves her. Aww, isn't that awesome! Now, if only we can get her grumpy old father to see the errors of his way also. He did not honor his father's wishes that Melanie was to get the gold watch and the blue corvette. So, when she left all those years ago, she took both with her!
It's a great story with some moral thoughts and some hard truths in it and hopefully, it will help someone see the light.
I decided to give this book away to someone else who would enjoy reading it and truth be known, I have so many books, I am overflowing.
Good Luck Everyone! Open in the U.S. only. Happy Reading!