A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner
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A house shrouded in time.
A line of women with a heritage of loss.

As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past.

When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there.

With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle must sort out the truth about Susannah Page and Holly Oak— and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love.    

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About Susan Meissner

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Susan Meissner is an award-winning author whose books include The Shape of Mercy, Lady in Waiting, and A Sound Among the Trees. She is the wife of an Air Force chaplain and a mother of four young adults. When she's not writing, Susan directs the Small Groups and Connection Ministries program at her San Diego church.
Published October 4, 2011 by WaterBrook Press. 338 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A woman marries into a Southern family with a dark past in this mystery about love and loss.

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I have a few of Susan Meissner's books but haven't gotten to them as of yet and this one was a great introduction.

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The psychological complexities that fester from such a long-held family tale haunt Adelaide and, ultimately, Marielle as Marielle seeks to partner with her new husband and assuage the ghosts of the past.

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