Saturday, March 1, 2014
A Stillness of Chimes - by Meg Moseley
Laura Gantt lost her father, broke up with her boyfriend, and decided to move thousands of miles away, all the week that she turned 18. Now, she's back in her hometown, after her mother's death, sorting through her things and hearing rumors that she's not sure what to do with. Additionally, her high-school sweetheart is the one helping her sort through the rumors, her best friend is back in town dealing with her own familial issues, and Laura doesn't know what to make of her life at the moment.
This may be one of the least cohesive reviews I've ever written. Something about this book drew me in immediately - besides that fantastic cover, but I can't pinpoint what made me immersed in the story. The plot itself was a little strange, and there were definitely clunky points along the way. Yet, my overall impression of this book was that I was *in* the story, all the way. I felt the characters' confusion and emotions, I felt the need to know the secrets that were hidden, and I wanted good things for all of them. I think my first pull to the story was that it started with three 12-year-olds, swearing to be there for each other their whole lives, and then brought those three kids back together as adults, who were still willing to be there for each other. Their relationships had grown and changed over time, but they felt honest and realistic; their grown-up friendships held true to their relationships as kids.
I give this book 4-stars, with no tangible reasons other than, I liked it.
You can find A Stillness of Chimes HERE.
You can find the author's website HERE, along with ways to connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
You can read an excerpt from the book HERE.
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I received a copy of this book from the Waterbrook Multnomah as part of their Blogging for Books program, in exchange for my honest review.