A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner is about a house that isn’t just a house. This house has it’s own character and story that plays out in the lives of those who live in it. Built before the Civil War, Holly Oak has seen more than its fair share of war and loss, but unfortunately, the stories of loss continue even after the war ends.
When Marielle Bishop marries Carson Bishop, she becomes the woman of the house, so to speak, although she also takes on the role of stepmother to Carson’s two children who have lived there since birth. The book follows Marielle as she adjusts to step-motherhood, as well as living in the house where her husband’s first wife lived and died, and where her grandmother still lives.
Susan Meissner has quickly become on of my favorite Christian fiction writers because her books are easy to read and very engaging—and they aren’t cheesy. Although this book was written by a Christian and almost certainly intended for a Christian audience, you don’t have to be a Believe to appreciate and enjoy the story. A Sound Among the Trees won’t be available until October, but I would highly recommend it once it is available for purchase. Check it out at Barnes and Noble!
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