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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Gone South by Meg Moseley- God's Grace and Second Chances

My Thoughts:

Gone South, by Meg Moseley, is one woman's journey to spread her wings, explore her roots and begin anew.  After a heartbreaking tragedy, Letitia McComb purchases her great, great grandmother's Southern home in hopes of finding her place in the world.  Having moved countless times in her childhood she's always longed for a place that she could truly call home.  Letitia soon discovers that the mere mention of her name, the very same name as her great, great grandmother, brings stares and frowns to everyone that meets her.  She has no idea what's going on as this certainly is not what she had anticipated! The truth comes out along the way, and Letitia meets a curious collection of characters that quickly become like family.  I loved Letitia's strength and determination.  She had such spunk!  The characters in the book were a fabulous, eclectic combination of good eggs and sour apples.  I adored Melanie, the runaway, and the relationship that she had with Letitia.  It was absolutely heartwarming and inspiring.  To say that I despised Dunc Hamilton is an understatement.  He was detestable and selfish- great villain.  Sweet George and Grandpa John were heroes in their own right.  Gone South is a beautiful story of second chances and God's mercy.  

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.
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1 comment:

Tristan said...

this book sounds AMAZING!! added to my list :) I'm going to jump into reading again hopefully in the next couple weeks, the Disney trip is basically planned..just taking a break from it!