A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner

Here's the blurb from the back of the book:

A house shrouded in time.
A line of women with a heritage of loss.

As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past.

When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there.

With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle must sort out the truth about Susannah Page and Holly Oak— and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love.    

My Review:

While the read was okay, it was not what I was expecting.  I really expected more of the historical action, history to come out.  Instead, it was a little jumping back and forth and more of a reconciling of the past and moving on into the future of this family.  Marielle has stepped into a strange situation with what seems to be some family secrets and rumors flying around.  Once I resigned myself to what the book would be like, I did enjoy the book  for what it was.  I would recommend this to anyone who likes a book with a little bit of history, some romance and extended family.  I guess I would give it 3 stars.