“Gone South” by Meg Moseley, book review.
Tish is helping her mother and new step-father move to Florida, when she comes across a for sale ad for the ancesterial home of her father’s family. She just wants to see the inside. And maybe take a few picutures. Then drive home to Michigan for Christmas and return to her life. But when she sees the house in Noble, AL, she decides to buy it. She is later confronted with the long held grudge against her ancesters, who may have wronged towns folks during reconstruction.
Mel is trying to put her life together. She ran away from home 2 years ago, but has managed to hitch hike back to Noble and hopes her mother will let her in the house. She is so cold and tired of living on the streets. She wants to make things right. She has been repeatedly accused of stealing money, but she did not do it.
George owns the antique store in town and is fixing up a Chevelle to take to car shows. He was best friends with Mel’s older brother, Stu, and still has a soft spot in his heart for Mel. He helps her out by offering her a job. And may have discovered why she was accused of stealing money, but he is pretty sure she is telling the truth that she did not do it.
Small southern town with so much character and so many characters! This book is easy to read and shows some of the best and worst of people. Set in modern times, it delves into several issues including family dynamics and small town life. Light, easy reading, great for vacation take a long or sitting by the pool.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the publisher as a member of the Blogging for Books program. All opinions expressed are my own.