Saturday, March 29, 2014
A Stillness of Chimes
When Laura Gantt returns to her home in Prospect, Georgia, she hears some unsettling rumors about her father whom was reported to have drowned twelve years ago. Some people have claimed to see Elliot Gantt alive and in the area. Laura, with help from her lifelong friend, Sean, begins to investigate the situation and find out if indeed her father is alive. Yet even as she hopes to find him alive, her heart aches to know why he abandoned her for so many years. And Sean has some very troubling suspicions that he desperately does not want to believe. And the deeper Laura and Sean look into the mystery, they are shocked at how many secrets that have lain buried in their own hometown.
I actually really enjoyed this book. There was some romance in it, but it wasn't the main point of the story. The plot was very well developed, and the writing was engaging. While I suspected a few things were going to happen, there were still a lot of surprises by the end of the book.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read and I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good clean fictional/romance. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five, was because I didn't think the spiritual conflict was resolved satisfactorily. Laura struggles throughout the book to embrace the beliefs of her childhood, yet there is really no defining moment when she finds her way. Other than that little detail, I thought this was a very nice book.
I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review.