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November Book Club Selection

Congratulations to Nancy S. Connelly, winner of the quilted Civil War table runner and copy of Susan’s novel! We have notified Nancy via e-mail.


If you’re stopping by after reading Susan’s devotion with Proverbs 31 Ministries today, welcome! If you’re a regular, checking in to see what novel we’ve selected this month, welcome back! Either way we’re glad you’re here.


Three years ago I read my first Susan Meissner novel. It was a gripping story called The Shape of Mercy and I was a devoted fan by the time I turned the last page. She Reads has featured every one of Susan’s novels since. A Sound Among the Trees is her latest release and it is this month’s featured book club selection.


The setting for Susan’s novel is Holly Oak, a Southern plantation steeped in history and secrets. Keeping that southern atmosphere in mind, this month’s giveaway is this Civil War Farmhouse Table Runner and a copy of A Sound Among the Trees courtesy of Waterbrook Press. To toss your name in the hat leave a comment on this post:


This month's giveaway: a Civil War table runner


But fret not, even though we only have one main prize, two additional readers will each receive a copy of Susan’s novel. You can enter to win by signing up for our free monthly e-newsletter.


We will be discussing A Sound Among the Trees all month on our online discussion forum. If you don’t have local book club or if you’d like to interact with other readers would you consider joining? There is no charge and you can participate at your leisure. And because we’re all about encouraging book addiction here at She Reads, we’re giving away another prize to one reader who participates in this month’s discussion: fifteen novels published by Waterbrook Press, including all of Susan Meissner’s. (And yes, you can enter to win all three prizes, simply follow the entry directions for each one)



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.


To download the first chapter of A Sound Among the Trees click here.



Susan Meissner

Award winning writer Susan Meissner is a multi-published author, speaker and workshop leader with a background of community journalism. Her novels include The Shape of Mercy, named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the Best Book of 2008. She is a pastor’s wife and a mother of four young adults. When she’s not writing, Susan directs the Small Groups and Connection Ministries program at her San Diego church.



About Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is the author of THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS (2014), FLIGHT OF DREAMS (2016), and I WAS ANASTASIA (2018). Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, and Book of the Month Club selections. She is the co-founder of SheReads.org and lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.

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