“A Sound Among the Trees” by Susan Meissner is a story of a contemporary southern family mixed with images of the past. Marielle has just married Carson and has an instant new family, complete with Carson’s two children and Holly Oak, a gorgeous home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The home is actually owned by Adelaide, the grandmother of Carson’s late first wife. Marielle has graciously agreed to live at Holly Oak so that the children will remain in the only home they’ve ever known.
But there is more to Holly Oak than the memory of Carson’s first wife. Adelaide’s best friend thinks that the home is haunted by the ghost of Adelaide’s great-grandmother Suzanne, a suspected spy during the Civil War. Adelaide thinks it’s the house itself that has a spiritual hold on its inhabitants.
Meissner weaves a story of a modern family bound to its historical roots. Will Marielle survive living in this strange house? What is the truth about Suzanne’s involvement in the Civil War? The plot twists and turns until these and other questions are answered.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group Blogging for Books program for this review.