A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner is a book that can not be put down. This book made me crave sweet tea and want to head south. This book was about a house, no not just a house, but a beautiful one that has a history and scars and carries a name for all to know. This home’s name is Holly Oak and if walls could talk oh what these walls could say. The story is also about the lives of the women who have lived there since the civil war. It seems that this house could be haunted by a former inhabitant. The house is full of superstition from the past and the women who have lived in it. You will see the history of one family who has owned this home for years and along will come some mystery in the process. You will meet Marielle she marries into this family . I found myself feeling sad for Marielle not only is she a new step mom ( which is hard in it’s self) but she has to live with the great grand mother who raised her step children’s mother. The grandmother’s name is Adelaide , and she is almost 90 years old and I feel still grieving the loss of her wayward daughter and her granddaughter’s death. The first part of the book is from the point of views from both Marielle and Adelaide. The second is from Susannah and is in letter form. Susannah is a woman with a past the is quite colorful. She is rumored to have been a civil war spy. The second part of the book I could not put down. I did not want it to end. I found this book very entertaining. I found it very suspenseful and I am hoping that the author Susan Meissner will come up with a part two for this book. This is the first time I have read anything by this author and you can bet I will be reading more in the future. I give this book five stars. This book is different from any other book I have read in a long while. I loved the romance and the redemption in this story. I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this honest review. All opinions are my own.