In this moving new novel by critically acclaimed author susan Meissner, readers will once again delight in the masterful storytelling that resulted in the author’s A Window to the World 2005 being named among the top ten Christian novels of the year by Booklist Magazine. Demuth, author of wishing on Dandelions and Watching the Tree Limbs Used book in Good Condition.
Blue Heart Blessed - This compelling story is about the magnificence of unconditional love and God’s impeccable timing in bringing it about. Susan meissner’s strength is making characters so real, you root for them as you welcome them into your life. Mary E. While fighting to keep father laurent close by, daisy finally begins to understand why she has routinely convinced potential buyers not to buy the one gown that started her business—her own: She doesn’t want to give up on the dream of a fairytale romance.
Her predictable days take a sharp turn, though, when the retired Episcopal priest who blesses the tiny, blue satin heart she sews into each dress falls ill.
Why the Sky Is BlueHarvest House Publishers - This wonderful first novel isn’t a love story. But a life story, presenting the twin themes trusting God in tragic circumstances and reaping the rewards that eventually come with sacrificial loving. What options does a Christian woman have after she’s brutally assaulted by a stranger. And becomes pregnant? That’s the heartrending situation Claire Holland faces.
Used book in Good Condition. Happily married and the mother of two when she is attacked, Claire begins an incredible journey on the painful pathway to trusting God “in all things. When claire’s husband, dan, confesses he can’t be a father to the expected child, Claire’s decision to put the baby up for adoption creates a sense of tremendous loss for Claire.
Why the Sky Is Blue - Later, unexpected circumstances turn this seeming loss into victory.
The Shape of Mercy: A NovelWaterBrook - The strength of her affinity with mercy forces Lauren to take a startling new look at her own life, including her relationships with Abigail, her college roommate, and a young man named Raul. As the fervor around the witch accusations increases, mercy becomes trapped in the worldview of the day, living on in the mysterious, and Lauren realizes that the secrets of Mercy’s story extend beyond the pages of her diary, unable to fight the overwhelming influence of snap judgments and superstition, embittered Abigail.
. Almost immediately, Lauren finds herself drawn to this girl who lived and died four centuries ago. But on the way to the truth, will lauren find herself playing the helpless defendant or the misguided judge? Can she break free from her own perceptions and see who she really is? Used book in Good Condition.
The Shape of Mercy: A Novel - She takes a part-time job from 83-year-old librarian Abigail Boyles, who asks Lauren to transcribe the journal entries of her ancestor Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials. Waterbrook Press. We understand what we want to understand. Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family’s expectations by choosing a state college over Stanford and earning her own income over accepting her ample monthly allowance.
A Window to the WorldHarvest House Publishers - And once again, lives are changed forever. Here is the dramatic story of two young girls, Megan and Jen, who meet in first grade and quickly become inseparable friends. Used book in Good Condition. Inseparable, that is, until one of them is snatched away by kidnappers as the other young girl watches helplessly.
The remaining child grows up with the haunting memory of her friend’s abduction. And absence from her life. Then, sixteen years later, the stunning truth of the disappearance is revealed. Used book in Good Condition. A testament to god’s ability to “work all things together for good. A smashing follow–up to the author’s well–received first novel, Why the Sky Is Blue.
A Window to the World - This wonderful and heartrending second novel endears the reader to every character in this intriguing story. Waterbrook Press.
Lady in Waiting: A NovelWaterBrook - Used book in Good Condition. It all comes down to the choices each makes despite the realities they face. Feeling an instant connection to the mysterious ring bearing her namesake, Jane begins a journey to learn more about the ring—and perhaps about herself. In the sixteenth-century, an innocent young woman whose fate seems to be controlled by a dangerous political and religious climate, Lucy Day becomes the dressmaker to Lady Jane Grey, one threatening to deny her true love and pursuit of her own interests.
As the stories of both janes dovetail through the journey of one ring, it becomes clear that each woman has far more influence over her life than she once imagined. Waterbrook Press. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him, or the course of events that follow Brad’s departure. Jane finds an old ring in a box of relics from a British jumble sale and discovers a Latin inscription in the band along with just one recognizable word: Jane.
Lady in Waiting: A Novel - Used book in Good Condition. Love is a choice you make every day. Content in her comfortable marriage of twenty-two years, Jane Lindsay never expected to watch her husband, Brad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. Waterbrook Press.
A Bridge Across the OceanBerkley - February, 1946. Berkley. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. Used book in Good Condition. Waterbrook Press.
What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides—and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings. Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women—past and present—in this emotional novel from the acclaimed author of As Bright as Heaven.
A Bridge Across the Ocean - When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark. World war two is over, and simone deveraux, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, the wronged daughter of a French Résistance spy.
Present day. Conversation guide included used book in Good Condition. Waterbrook Press. Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands.
The Remedy for RegretHarvest House Publishers - Waterbrook Press. Berkley. Used book in Good Condition. Tess longren is 28, single, and at a crossroads in her life. She finally has a job she enjoys as well as a proposal of marriage from a man she loves, but Tess can’t seem to grasp a future filled with promise and hope. Her mother’s long ago death remains a constant, though subtle ache that Tess can’t seem to move past.
Waterbrook Press. A wonderful follow–up to the author’s earlier novels, Why the Sky Is Blue and A Window to the World. Used book in Good Condition. When childhood friend, asks tess to accompany her to their childhood home to resolve a situation left unsettled fifteen years ago, Tess falsely imagines that by helping her friend find peace, Blair Holbrook, she will find contentment for herself.
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A Seahorse in the ThamesHarvest House Publishers - Why did the car that rebecca was riding in swerve off the road killing her college friend, Leanne McNeil? And what about the mysterious check for $50, 000 found in Rebecca’s room signed by her friend’s father, Gavin McNeil? Used book in Good Condition. Berkley. In this new novel by critically acclaimed author susan meissner, readers will again applaud the storytelling efforts that last year resulted in the author’s previous book, A Window to the World, being named by Booklist Magazine as one of the top ten Christian novels of 2005.
Now, 17 years later, she has vanished. Used book in Good Condition. As alexa searches for Rebecca, disturbing questions surface. Waterbrook Press. Waterbrook Press. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Alexa poole’s older sister, rebecca, has lived at the Falkman Residential Center since an accident left her mentally compromised—vulnerable, innocent.
Stars Over Sunset BoulevardBerkley - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. When an iconic hat worn by scarlett o’hara in gone with the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie. Los angeles, 1938.
Waterbrook Press. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. In this novel from the acclaimed author of a bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War, two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship.
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard - Los angeles, Present Day. What audrey and violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, and their lives, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, far into the future. Conversation guide included used book in Good Condition. Audrey’s zest for life and their adventures together among Hollywood’s glitterati enthrall Violet.
. Until each woman’s deepest desires collide. Berkley.
In All Deep PlacesHarvest House Publishers - Memories of norah—the neighbor girl who was his first kiss—cause Luke to reflect as he spends night after night alone in his childhood home. But when his father, jack, has a stroke, luke returns to his hometown of Halcyon, Iowa, where he reluctantly takes the reins of his father’s newspaper for an undetermined amount of time.
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In All Deep Places - Waterbrook Press. Waterbrook Press. Used book in Good Condition. And his own. Soon he feels an uncontrollable urge to start writing a different story altogether.
A Fall of MarigoldsBerkley - Berkley. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries. And finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. On ellis island in new york harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.
But a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf may open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life. Meissner creates two sympathetic, relatable characters that readers will applaud. Waterbrook Press. A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of As Bright as Heaven and The Last Year of the War.
A Fall of Marigolds - September 1911. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Touching and inspirational. Kirkus reviews Used book in Good Condition. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers.