Friday, September 30, 2011
A SOUND AMONG THE TREES by SUSAN MEISSNER
In this novel, Marielle Bishop, marries into a family that carries secrets. The man she marries is widowed and although he isn't in love with his dead wife, he is in love with her memory and the house they are living in is holding the hearts of those who live there captive. Marielle is an instant mother to two children. She moves away from all she knows for love. As she begins to form a close relationship with, Adelaide, it isn't long before the sound of the past begins to haunt her.
We see how the past can have a strong hold on us. A past that we must face in order to move into the future. We cannot grasp the blessings of today if we are still holding on to what if and maybe. I loved this story. It wasn't about a ghost per say, it was about the ghosts of our pasts and how they can haunt us. We all seem to carry them. Before we can really enjoy life as it is, but must let go of what isn't. This is a rich story about redemption, forgiveness and hope.
This book was a gift from WaterBrook Press for it's review.
You can check out other books by Susan Meissner. The Shape of Mercy, Lady in Waiting, and White Picked Fences are three that I have read and enjoyed immensely!