For the month of August I’ll be looking back at some wonderful books and giving away a copy of them at the end of the month. This week I’m featuring Susan Meissner’s A Sound Among The Trees

My Review from 2012

Having read The Shape of Mercy I was excited at the opportunity to read another Susan Meissner story. In this story the reader follows the life of Susannah Page who lived during the Civil War and her influence in Marielle Bishop who lives in the present. I enjoyed all the characters in this story but Adelaide was my favorite. At the age of 90 she was still sharp as they come and making Confederate soldier uniforms for re-enactments. But Adelaide carried a heavy burden from the past along with a burden for her grandson-in-law as he remarries and brings his new wife to her home to Holly Oak.

Overall, I enjoyed the story, though I found the story line with Eldora a little disturbing. This book is not overtly Christian though before it ends there is talk of the importance of forgiving one another and ourselves.  The story also had one of the things I look forward to and that is at least one of the characters ends the story is a better person than they were at the beginning.

I can’t tell you my favorite part of the story without giving away too much. But there is a section that was so enjoyable to read and visualize the events of that the author described. She did a masterful job of drawing you into the events and allowing you to feel many emotions.

I must admit I didn’t enjoy this story as much as The Shape of Mercy but I found it not only an enjoyable read, but I have a better understanding of the Civil War and how hard that time was for our country. 

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The winner will be chosen on August 31st at 9:00 pm PDT.  Blessings all!

11 Replies to “Flashback Friday – Review and Give Away”

  1. Love Civil War stories! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book!

    I follow with Networked Blogs & liked the FCB Facebook page.


  2. Thank you for a chance to win another good book and I will pass it along to Christian Library International after reading so the prison population will get to read it, too.

    Blessings, Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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