As someone who has moved to the south (just a little north of Alabama to Tennessee, in fact), I find there is definitely a difference in the way of life. In her book, Gone South, Meg Moseley does a wonderful job of capturing the atmosphere of the south.
Tish McComb has moved around for most of her life but she has always felt a connection to her ancestors. When she sees the home of her great-great-great grandparents are for sale, she stops in the small town of Noble, Alabama to see the inside and falls in love with it. What she doesn’t realize is that the town holds a grudge against her ancestors. She meets George Zorbas who owns the local antiques store and invites a troubled young girl, Mel Hamilton, to live with her. Can Tish and Mel both overcome their past?
What I really liked about this book was that the main focus was on the relationships that both Tish and Mel had with each other and with the other townspeople. There is a little romance in the book but it is definitely not the focus. I was a little disappointed with where the book ended and the epilogue barely touched on what had happened in the interim but overall, it was an enjoyable read.
I’d give it four out of five stars
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