A Stillness of Chimes by Meg Moseley | A Review

Stillness of Chimes

What if the pain of the past revealed an unknown sacrifice that changes everything? 
When teacher Laura Gantt comes home to Prospect, Georgia to settle her recently-deceased mother’s household, the last thing she expects to encounter is a swirl of rumors about the father she lost to the lake twelve years ago—that he has reportedly been seen around town. Elliott Gantt’s body was never found and he was presumed dead. 
Reeling from the sharp loss of a parent, Laura must now grapple with painful memories surrounding her father’s disappearance and the sense of abandonment she experienced after his death. Life-long friend and former beau Sean Halloran wants nothing more than to protect Laura from the far-fetched stories of Elliott’s resurrection and to care for her, but he has his own reasons, troubling echoes from his childhood, to put Elliott’s disappearance to rest.
 
Working together, Laura and Sean begin to uncover the truth, one mired in the wooded peaks and deep waters of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Prospect. Can they fathom how many secrets the steep hills hold? With surprising facts revealed, will Laura be able to understand the sacrificial choices made that forever changed her life? And can love and a peace with God be rekindled in her heart after so much time has passed?
 (Image and synopsis via WaterBrook Multnomah)

My Thoughts: A Stillness of Chimes opens with Laura Gantt returning to her hometown in Georgia to settle her mother’s estate. Greeted by rumors of sightings of her deceased father in and around town leaves Laura questioning the truth of his death so many years ago.

Laura and childhood friends, Sean and Cassie, reunite; and remaining as faithful to each other as they were as children, Sean and Cassie attempt to protect Laura from further hurt over her father’s unsolved disappearance and death. But Laura is determined to seek out the truth. However, uncovering the truth also reveals hidden secrets from long ago as well.

Meg Moseley is a deft writer. Her characterizations have her characters leaping off the pages to join you in your reading space and invite you into their discussions and plans. Scenes are almost like paintings Moseley draws them so well. Not only is Moseley a gifted writer, she is also an enchantress in her storytelling. The pages could not be turned quickly enough. Yet, when I turned the last page,  I felt my reading soul begging for more.

My Recommendations: If you haven’t already fallen in love with Meg Moseley’s writings, A Stillness of Chimes, will definitely win you over. For the Christian reader, it has everything: faith, friendships, a bit of romance, a touch of mystery, a hero and heroine. I cannot say enough good things about this book.

Enjoy Reading Chapter 1 of A Stillness of Chimes here

Meg MoseleyMeet the Author: Meg Moseley is still a Californian at heart although she’s lived more than half her life in other states. Holding jobs that ranged from candle-maker to administrative assistant, Meg eventually contributed human-interest pieces for a suburban edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Contemporary fiction remains her real love, and she’s the author of When Sparrows Fall and Gone South. She lives in Atlanta near the foothills of the Southern Appalachians with her husband. (Bio via WaterBrook Multnomah, author image via Goodreads)

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Book Details:

Publication Date: February 18, 2014
WaterBrook Multnomah
Paperback: 354 pages
ISBN-10: 0758273363

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of A Stillness of Chimes from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed are solely my own.

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