Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gone South Book Review

I got this great new opportunity to Blog for Books.  I am super excited to get my first book.  I picked out of their list of books and this one sounded really interesting and different (as well as the cover looking great).  It showed up right on my porch one night!!  It looked like a really thick book but I was ready to start as soon as I finished the book that I was reading.

In this book, Tish McComb decides to visit her ancestor's home when she finds out that it is for sale.  She figures that this is her chance to see the inside when there is someone willing to show it to her.  She takes pictures and enjoys the tour while never intending to actually buy the house.  Tish wakes up the next morning and decides that she is going to buy the house even though it is in Alabama and she lives in Michigan!!!  She has no job and no family or friends in Alabama but she decides that is what her father would do.  When she moves in, she doesn't realize the history that her family has left before her and the feelings that the town has about the McComb name.  She makes friends with George, an antiques dealer who has a dog who thinks that she lives at Tish's house, and Mel, a homeless 20 year old who has been kicked out of her parents house who lives with Tish.  Taking a chance on the move was just her first chance of many in her life but you should really pick up the book and see so that I don't spoil it!!

I loved the book and was ready to search for the next book by the same author when this one was done (already looked but they don't have it at the library so I will have to find it at the store).  I highly recommend checking out "Gone South" wherever you can find it.  It makes you appreciate your life and everything in it while gaining a lot of sympathy and compassion for those who might not have the same opportunities.  I love books where you love the characters so much by the end you feel like you live in the neighborhood and don't want to put it down and this is one of those books!!  I want to hear so much more about all the characters and I think that there could be a whole series set in this small town.  I will cross my fingers and hope to see another one soon!!  Pick up a copy at your local library or bookstore and check it out for yourself!!

If you want to find out more about Meg Moseley, please check out her website here.  There is more information about her available here with links to each of her books, as well as a few other authors you maybe interested in if you like her work.

If you are interested in ordering the book, please feel free to go straight to the source here.  It isn't released until May 7th so this is a brand new book so it is available for pre-order only before that date.  Isn't it super cool that I got an advanced copy?  You can also order through Amazon here.

If you are a blogger and interested in learning more about the Blogging for Books, please check them out here.  I found out about the program through someone else that was blogging about the book that they just read.  Since I have a love of reading and all things books, it seemed like a nice program to try.  If you are already active with the program, please tell me how you like it.  I look forward to trying out some new books soon.

*Please note that I was provided a free copy of the book through Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group through their Blogging for Books program for my honest opinion of the book.

**  I also am posting a review on Amazon but their website doesn't allow a review before the book release date so it won't be posted until they open the customer review section.

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