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Tish’s mom is moving. Her remarriage and move to Florida means packing up and moving on- literally. Nonetheless, Tish loves her mother and is happy she’s found happiness after her father’s death.  GoneSouth

The trip south to help her mother move spurs Tish to making a side trip to Alabama, to get a glimpse of an old family home on her father’s side.

Tish’s nosiness results in her own life getting altered…………. can the southern town she’s landed in set aside differences and accept the new Yankee?


The plot sounded good, and it could have been. This book was not quite a dud, but was completely ho-hum. I kept waiting for something of actual consequence to happen.

The premise of willy-nilly moving and buying a new house without a waiting job is absurd. Have you moved lately? Since the housing crash, underwriters have been brutal; asking for all kinds of strange things. There is NO WAY she would have been approved for a mortgage without a job. Her moving would have been more believable had she gotten an inheritance and/or paid cash for the house.

The following story-line of her not being able to get a job because {spoiler alert!} of her last name doesn’t make things better.

Now let’s add to the mix Melanie; wayward child, shunned by her own family and unexpectedly living with Tish, well, it’s just a bit too unbelievable to get sucked into the story line.

Maybe it’s because I’m a Yankee living in the South; maybe the small town I’m living in isn’t small enough; maybe it’s not big enough; or maybe I’m not far enough south, but I just can’t see an entire town holding a grudge against a family that lived there a hundred years ago. I think even the Hatfields and the McCoys have stopped warring with each other at this point…………..

I’ve reviewed another Meg Moseley title and absolutely loved it. This one, though, left me very lukewarm. I was disappointed, honestly. I know she can write better; I wonder if this title was rushed too fast.

Because I like Meg Moseley overall, and because it wasn’t a bad read, I’m giving it 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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