Give me a modern day fiction book set in the south and I’ll give up a day or two to just sit and read.
I’m not sure why, but I love reading stories set in south. Maybe it’s because I’ve always dreamt about having a southern accent or to live in an old home (which I do ), either way.. I love a good southern book.
Gone South is just one of those books.
Meet Tish. A young woman who leaves behind her Michigan life to live in an old family home in Alabaman. But what Tish doesn’t know, yet quickly learns, that learning about your family past isn’t always the fun you think it’s going to be.
Add in a rebellious runaway and a local antique dealer who not likes cars, but takes a shine to Tish, and you have the makings a really nice summer read.
Check out Meg Moseley’s Gone South and get lost in the south this summer.
From the publisher:
About This Book
The charm of the South drew her back to her family’s roots. But when the town’s old resentments turn the sweet tea bitter, can Tish find a welcome anywhere?
Leaving frosty Michigan for the Deep South was never a blip in the simple plans Tish McComb imagined for her life, dreams of marriage and family that were dashed five years earlier in a tragic accident. Now an opportunity to buy her great-great-great-grandparents’ Civil War era home beckons Tish to Noble, Alabama, a Southern town in every sense of the word. She wonders if God has given her a new dream— the old house filled with friends, her vintage percolator bubbling on the sideboard.
When Tish discovers that McCombs aren’t welcome in town, she feels like a Yankee behind enemy lines. Only local antiques dealer George Zorbas seems willing to give her a chance. What’s a lonely outcast to do but take in Noble’s resident prodigal, Melanie Hamilton, and hope that the two can find some much needed acceptance in each other.
Problem is, old habits die hard, and Mel is quite set in her destructive ways. With Melanie blocked from going home, Tish must try to manage her incorrigible houseguest as she attempts to prove her own worth in a town that seems to have forgotten that every sinner needs God-given mercy, love and forgiveness.
* I received a copy of this book from Multnomah and Blogging for Books in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% all mine. *