Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Stillness of Chimes By Meg Moseley

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging For Books Program for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description: 

  What if the pain of the past revealed an unknown sacrifice that changes everything?

When teacher Laura Gantt comes home to Prospect, Georgia to settle her recently-deceased mother’s household, the last thing she expects to encounter is a swirl of rumors about the father she lost to the lake twelve years ago—that he has reportedly been seen around town. Elliott Gantt’s body was never found and he was presumed dead.

Reeling from the sharp loss of a parent, Laura must now grapple with painful memories surrounding her father’s disappearance and the sense of abandonment she experienced after his death. Life-long friend and former beau Sean Halloran wants nothing more than to protect Laura from the far-fetched stories of Elliott’s resurrection and to care for her, but he has his own reasons, troubling echoes from his childhood, to put Elliott’s disappearance to rest.

Working together, Laura and Sean begin to uncover the truth, one mired in the wooded peaks and deep waters of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Prospect. Can they fathom how many secrets the steep hills hold? With surprising facts revealed, will Laura be able to understand the sacrificial choices made that forever changed her life? And can love and a peace with God be rekindled in her heart after so much time has passed?

My Thoughts: 

A Stillness of Chimes is the first book from Meg Moseley I have had the pleasure of reading. In my TBR (to be read) pile I have Gone South so I am excited to read it.  Laura Gantt finds herself back in Prospect, GA where she grew up. Laura is there to settle her mother's estate and hopefully move on with her life.  Laura's father disappeared twelve years prior, presumed dead by his family but little did they know that rumors have been going all around that Laura's Dad, Elliott, is alive hiding out.  Sean Halloran found safety and refuge with the Gantt family growing up. Elliott Gantt had defended Sean from his abusive father and Sean's Dad had been suspected in the disappearance.  Sean has known Laura for years and all he wants to do is protect her from these rumors about her dad. Laura and Sean start digging to uncover the truth about her father in The Blue Ridge Mountains around Prospect. As they dig, they find out more than they thought was there.

A Stillness of Chimes is the first book I have read from Meg Moseley and I really enjoyed it.  I love reading books from The South, being a Southern Girl (at least in part). My Dad and his family come from the south and I love reading books in that setting and Meg Moseley's book is authentic in its characters and charms. Meg Moseley writes with authority about All things Southern, Georgia, Blue Ridge Mountains, PTSD, and The Military. As I read A Stillness of Chimes I felt like I was transported to Prospect, GA watching the events events unfold. I truly enjoyed all the characters, good guys and bad guys.  They are real people with imperfections, looking to better themselves and their lives. I found I had a hard time putting this book down once I started it. Meg Moseley kept me guessing until the end how things would turn out. I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction(set in The South), you will not be disappointed. I now have another must read author in Meg Moseley and cannot wait to read what she writes next. I give this book 4 STARS.


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