- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Multnomah Books (February 18, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307730786
- ISBN-13: 978-0307730787
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?
This is the 2nd book I have had the pleasure to read my Meg Mosely. Gone South was the first.A Stillness of Chimes was beautifully written. This book captivated me from the first chapter. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going to go, the author pulled another surprise and threw me for a loop that I adored.The depth of character development in this novel is riveting. The author draws on past events and circumstances that create this beauty and sense of melancholy.
The book was a fast.enjoyable read. The plot was good,although at times predictable, I still enjoyed the book on whole. There are several stories that are weaved through this book which added to it and made it more enjoyable. I loved the imagery and beautiful cover. I enjoyed the theme that was presented through out the book of past sins have future consequences.
As a Christian book however, the story did not work that well for me. It seems the characters never got the closure that needed to have and were left with questions about their faith,what they believed and in God in general. Maybe I just expected the pretty pink bow that tied up the story leaving no questions. It was unsettling to me.