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About A Stillness of Chimes

What if the pain of the past revealed an unknown sacrifice that changes everything?
 
When teacher Laura Gantt comes home to Prospect, Georgia to settle her recently-deceased mother’s household, the last thing she expects to encounter is a swirl of rumors about the father she lost to the lake twelve years ago—that he has reportedly been seen around town. Elliott Gantt’s body was never found and he was presumed dead.
 
Reeling from the sharp loss of a parent, Laura must now grapple with painful memories surrounding her father’s disappearance and the sense of abandonment she experienced after his death. Life-long friend and former beau Sean Halloran wants nothing more than to protect Laura from the far-fetched stories of Elliott’s resurrection and to care for her, but he has his own reasons, troubling echoes from his childhood, to put Elliott’s disappearance to rest.
 
Working together, Laura and Sean begin to uncover the truth, one mired in the wooded peaks and deep waters of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Prospect. Can they fathom how many secrets the steep hills hold? With surprising facts revealed, will Laura be able to understand the sacrificial choices made that forever changed her life? And can love and a peace with God be rekindled in her heart after so much time has passed?

Praise

Praise for A Stillness of Chimes

“Meg Moseley has composed a haunting, melodic tale that, like any great ballad, lingers long after the last note. Full of romance, intrigue, and whispers from the past, A Stillness of Chimes will stir readers’ hearts and awaken their own unanswered what-if’s…and bring hope that maybe some dreams don’t have to die.”
—Betsy St. Amant, author of The Rancher Next Door and Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK

“If you’re looking for sweet tea with a twist, you’ll find it in Meg Moseley’s irresistible A Stillness of Chimes. With sacred themes of family and the beauty of second chances, this novel sweeps you south and touches your soul in ways you won’t soon forget.”
—Laura Frantz, Christy Award finalist and author of Love’s Reckoning

“A small mountain town in Georgia, with its wry humor and full complement of kudzu, is the background for this story of three closely related families. However, less than congenial relationships lurk beneath the poetic prose of this talented writer. Clue upon clue builds—to at last reveal the startling end, hinted in the story’s beginning. The finish may catch you by surprise, but its rich meaning will leave you with wonderful food for thought.”
—Ruth Trippy, author of The Soul of the Rose

“Assured writing, fully realized characters, and family secrets revealed are deftly woven to create a story as compelling as its title. When the chimes still, healing, faith, and light weave through the silence left behind. Readers will find themselves caught up in Sean and Laura’s journey to wholeness and love.”
—Lisa Wingate, national best-selling author of The Prayer Box and Wildwood Creek

“I loved A Stillness of Chimes. It’s a classic southern story with childhood friends, memories, a mystery, and a lake. Moseley tells the tale in her unique fashion and lyrical storytelling voice. I highly recommend.”
—Rachel Hauck, best-selling, award-winning author of Princess Ever After and The Wedding Dress

“There’s something magical in the sound of chimes. Something ethereal in the tinkling of notes gracing the air. Ms. Moseley has written an ethereal story of love and of loving family. Don’t miss A Stillness of Chimes, lovely in the prose, magical as it unfolds.”
—Angela Breidenba ch, author of A Healing Heart and president of the Christian Authors Network

About Meg Moseley

Meg Moseley is still a Californian at heart although she's lived more than half her life in other states. Holding jobs that ranged from candle maker to administrative assistant, Meg eventually contributed human-interest pieces to a suburban edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Contemporary fiction remains her real love, and she's the author of When Sparrows Fall and Gone South. She lives in Atlanta near the foothills of the Southern Appalachians with her husband.

Product Details

352 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Feb 18, 2014

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
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Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
When teacher Laura Gantt comes home to Prospect, Georgia to settle her recently-deceased mother’s household, the last thing she expects to encounter is a swirl of rumors about the father she lost to the lake twelve years ago—that he has reportedly been seen around town. Elliott Gantt’s body was never found and he was presumed dead.

Click here to download chapter one of A Stillness of Chimes.

Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart? - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.iEe3za7V.dpuf 

By Ashley B.

- My Description -Twelve year olds Laura, Cassie and Sean have known each other all their lives. Tag-a-long kid sister (Tigger) is seven and she's been there too.These three best friends (and Tigger) make a pact to always be there for each other. Later, Laura and Sean start to date. Everything is all peaches and roses. The pact comes into play when Laura's father dies in a mysterious drowning incident at the local creek. Everything falls...

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By Brooke Barenfanger

A Stillness of Chimes has a mysterious aura. The words and descriptions used are lyrical and beautiful. The thing I really enjoyed about this author was the way she wrote. Her writing was so natural and flowing and mysterious. A lot of authors seem to have to force mystery like that into their words. But I did not sense that Moseley had to.A Stillness of Chimes surprised me by its emotion and depth. I had never even heard of Meg Moseley...

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By Kimberly Napier

A Stillness of Chimes, by Meg Moseley, takes the reader on a trip to Georgia with Laura Gantt. While looking into her late mother's estate, Laura heard that her father, who had drowned years earlier, was still alive and living in the mountains. Laura teams us with her high school beau to seek the truth which could lead to heartache or joy.I felt the characters in the book were well-developed and the events believable, however, did feel like...

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By Laura Hix

A Classic story of friendship, love, mystery and memories.A Stillness of Chimes intertwines, friendships into the mystery of Lauraâ??s deceased father as Laura uncovers mysteries concerning her dad, she also uncovers a love lost and foundGreat book about the south, love, mystery and all wrapped up in a very great bookI highly recommend it!

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By Beth Milinski

received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging For Books Program for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own. Book Description:    What if the pain of the past revealed an unknown sacrifice that changes everything?When teacher Laura Gantt comes home to Prospect, Georgia to settle her recently-deceased motherâ??s household, the last thing she expects to...

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