Susan Meissner has done a wonderful job, again, of pulling the past and the present together. "A Sound Among The Trees" begins in present day, with the newly married Marielle taking her place at Holly Oak, a historic Virginia estate. Marielle is haunted, not only by the memory of her husband's dead wife, but by the ghost of an alleged Civil War spy. Is there really the unsettled spirit of great-great-grandma Suzanna wandering the halls of Holly Oak? Does the house curse the women within because of her? You'll have a hard time putting this one down!
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I enjoyed getting to know all of the women, past and present, in this intriguing book! It was a bit of a slow start, as there were a few too many characters for me to handle at first, but once I got the "who's who" down, it was smooth sailing. Halfway through the book, the format changes to a series of letters, as if written by a Civil War bride, and you'll be pouring over them, trying to find out the truth of whether or not great-great-grandma Susanna was a spy! I didn't mind the change in style, it just added to the storyline. I give this one 5 out of 5 stars!
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this book was provided free of charge by Waterbrook Multnomah for review purposes