Sunday, September 9, 2012


A Sound Among the Trees:

A Novel

  • Trade Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780307458858

A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner - Book Trailer

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.   

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.

Reader Review . . .

When Marielle married Carson, she knew he had been married before.  For the sake of his children, she agreed  to live in his first wife's family home with Sara's  aging grandmother.  She knew she might have to contend with Carson's memories of Sara, but she never dreamed she might be dealing with a Civil War-era ghost.

Susan Meissner's novel is a gripping read, especially for anyone interested in the Civil War.   The chapters dealing with Susannah and her involvement with both the Union and the Confederate soldiers really held my interest.  Her historic details were correct, which adds realism to the story.  Also, for anyone who has ever felt that they were overwhelmed by the "ghosts" of past relationships, this is a must read.


5 stars


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group book review bloggers program . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  




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