Monday, March 3, 2014

A Stillness of Chimes

A Stillness of Chimes by Meg Moseley has an interesting cover.  I kept coming back to the picture.  I think I was drawn in by the perfect berries sitting on a clean palm with berry-stained fingers.  Then the intriguing story gets a hold of you and this book is really hard to put down.  Is Laura's father still alive or not?

I loved how the author used creative phrases and made me laugh.  I hadn't read anything by Meg Moseley before but her writing was wonderful!  She wrote the book using different characters' viewpoints but it wasn't jolting.  I could talk about the warning that you can take from the book but it would be a spoiler so I won't.  :)

You can read chapter one here (pdf file to download)

I had trouble keeping some of the characters straight b/c sometimes they say Daddy and sometimes they use first names so here is a character list
Laura Gantt - main character, starts when she's young and then continues when she comes "home" to clean our her mom's house (May)
Jessamyn Gantt - Laura's mother, also called Jess, she has died (April)
Elliott Gantt - Laura's daddy
Sean Halloran - Laura's high school sweetheart who still hasn't gotten over her
Keith Halloran - Sean's older brother, married with kids
Dale Halloran - Sean and Keith's dad
Cassie (Bright) ? - best friend of Laura's, home visiting, married to Drew
Tigger (Bright) ? - Cassie's little sister, married to Tom, son Trevor
Gary Bright - Cassie and Tigger's dad, married to Ardelle

Thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah for giving me this wonderful book to review.  Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

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