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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Grandma's Guest Review: Gone South

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Grandma just finished reading Gone South by Meg Moseley.  Here, she shares her review:

Gone South is a very enjoyable book about a young lady, Trish McComb, who is seeking a connection to her past after the death of her fianc√© three weeks before her wedding.  She finds it difficult to cope and decides to move from Michigan to Noble, Alabama for a fresh start.  She is able to purchase the old home place of the person she was named for, Latisha McComb.

Trish faces much rejection from the townsfolk and has a difficult time figuring out why.  George, a local, has a dog that thinks her house is still his.  He shows up on her doorstep, leading to a special friendship.  A local girl named Mel has been rejected by her family with accusations of theft, and has been leading a difficult existence on the streets and homeless.  Trish enters the picture and takes her in.

Gone South shows us that loving each other and being aware of the needs of those around us is the right thing to do.  Trish prays for guidance and becomes a good mentor, although she faces much censor from many in the community for taking Mel into her home.  George begins using the garage at Trish's house to work on a car and becomes aware that Mel has a learning problem.  Her family rejection came because she was accused of stealing, when in fact she has a problem.

I would recommend this as a good Christian read with a fast pace that shows that God can comfort when the going is not perfect.  As shown in the story, people can be quick to judge before they have the real facts; this is an important lesson.

Gone South includes a Reader's Guide.

{The publisher provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.}