A Sound Among the Trees: A Novel

Front Cover
Waterbrook Press, 2011 - Fiction - 327 pages
61 Reviews

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.    

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
28
4 stars
19
3 stars
9
2 stars
3
1 star
2

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - olegalCA - LibraryThing

I'm a big fan of Susan Meissner's contemporary fiction (not so much of a fan of her historical fiction) but I found it very, very hard to stay connected with this story. The main problem is that the ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - brandyhei - LibraryThing

I thought I was going to love this book. Ostensibly it is everything I should want in a book--past/present interaction and a spooky old house especially. It's certainly well-written. For some reason, it didn't connect for me. Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
17
Section 3
41
Section 4
66
Section 5
73
Section 6
83
Section 7
108
Section 8
136
Section 11
169
Section 12
187
Section 13
228
Section 14
299
Section 15
325
Section 16
326
Section 17
328
Section 18
329

Section 9
143
Section 10
151

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Award-winning writer Susan Meissner is a multi-published author, speaker and workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include The Shape of Mercy, named by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 2008. She is a pastor's wife and a mother of four. When she's not writing, Susan directs the Small Groups and Connection Ministries program at her San Diego church.

Bibliographic information