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Meissner, Susan 1961-

Works: 89 works in 459 publications in 10 languages and 24,332 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Ghost stories  Legal stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3613.E435, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Susan Meissner
Most widely held works by Susan Meissner
The last year of the war by Susan Meissner( Book )

18 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iowa, 1943. Elise Sontag's father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer, and the family is sent to an internment camp in Texas. Behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. When the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, will Elise be able to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny? -- adapted from publisher's info
As bright as heaven by Susan Meissner( Book )

13 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the darkest hours rises life in all its glory ... From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love. In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters--Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa--a chance at a better life. Their dreams are short-lived. Just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges that surround them, they learn what they cannot live without--and what they are willing to do about it. Under the Canopy of Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it"--
A fall of marigolds by Susan Meissner( Book )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"September 1911. 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. 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. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? September 2011. On Manhattan's Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. 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 ... the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn's eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?"--
Secrets of a charmed life by Susan Meissner( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She stood at a crossroads, half-aware that her choice would send her down a path from which there could be no turning back. But instead of two choices, she saw only one-because it was all she really wanted to see ... Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades ... beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart. 1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London's civilian population, one million children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy's burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia's profound need for her sister's presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed ..."--
The shape of mercy : a novel by Susan Meissner( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcribing the journal entries of a victim of the Salem witch trials, Lauren realizes that the secrets of Mercy's story extend beyond the pages of her diary, and forces her to take a startling new look at her own life
The Amish groom by Mindy Starns Clark( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to an ex-Amish mother and an Englisch father, 23-year-old Tyler Anderson was raised as a military kid until the age of 6, when his mom passed away. His dad, shipping off to yet another overseas post, placed Tyler in the care of his Amish grandparents, an arrangement that was supposed to be temporary. It lasted a lifetime
The Amish clockmaker by Mindy Starns Clark( Book )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A property dispute sends Matthew Zook on a mission to find the previous owner in order to solve the boundary issue. But the previous owner was a suspect in the murder of his own wife
The Amish blacksmith by Mindy Starns Clark( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six years after the death of her mother in an accident, Priscilla Kinsinger returns to Lancaster County from Indiana, and her uncle asks his employee, blacksmith Jake Miller, to help Priscilla reconnect with community life
A sound among the trees : a novel by Susan Meissner( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susannah 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 marries into the family, she must sort out the truth about Susannah and Holly Oak-- and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love
A bridge across the ocean by Susan Meissner( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Slovenian and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women--past and present--in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life. February, 1946. World War Two is over, 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, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Resistancespy. 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. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark ... Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. 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. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED"--
The girl in the glass : a novel by Susan Meissner( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meg Pomeroy's grandmother promised that one day she would take her to Florence, Italy. But her death leaves the trip on the shoulders of Meg's father, whose divorce from her mother has led to a strained relationship with Meg. Still, when Meg is 30, her father tells her to go ahead and bookthe trip. When Meg arrives in Florence, her father isn't there. Instead, he has left instructions for would-be memoir writer Sofia Borelli to show Meg the sites. For her part, Sofia claims to be the last surviving member of the Medici family. She also claims that Nora Orsini, a Medici princess, communicates with her through paintings
Lady in waiting by Susan Meissner( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and German and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband leaves her, Jane Lindsay 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 other word: "Jane." Feeling instant connection to the mysterious ring bearing her namesake, Jane begins a journey to learn more about the ring--and perhaps about herself and the lives of a sixteenth century dressmaker, Lucy Day, and the innocent young woman known in history as Lady Jane Grey
Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Slovenian and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los Angeles, Present Day. 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. Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood after her dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and lands a job on the film-set of Gone With the Wind. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. Audrey's zest for life and their adventures together among Hollywood's glitterati enthrall Violet until each woman's deepest desires collide. What Audrey and Violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, and their lives, far into the future."--
White picket fences : a novel by Susan Meissner( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Janviers have the idyllic life. A beautiful home, great jobs, two wonderful kids. And surrounding it all is the proverbial white picket fence that protects them, offers them a serene sense of security-- and hides all their secrets
Blue heart blessed by Susan Meissner( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and German and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being left at the altar, Daisy Murien opens a secondhand wedding dress boutique, where a retired Episcopal priest blesses the tiny, blue satin heart she sews into each gown, but when the priest falls ill, Daisy begins to understand why she has never sold her own dress
Widows & orphans by Susan Meissner( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When her ultra-ministry-minded brother, Joshua, confesses to murder, lawyer Rachael Flynn begs him to let her represent him, certain that he is innocent. But Joshua refuses her offer of counsel. As Rachael works on the case, she begins to suspect that Josh knows who the real killer is, but she is unable to get him to cooperate with his defense."--Publisher description
A window to the world by Susan Meissner( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Megan Diamond retreats back into her shell when tragedy strikes, taking her best friend Jen away from her, but as the years pass, Megan learns that it is better to risk getting hurt by those she loves than to close her heart off forever
Sticks & stones by Susan Meissner( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyer Rachael Flynn receives an unsigned, heart-stopping letter: "They're going to find a body at the Prairie Bluff construction site. He deserved what he got, but it wasn't supposed to happen. It was an accident." When the body is uncovered, Rachael and Detective Will Pendleton discover that the fifteen-year old victim, Randall Buckett, had been buried twenty-five years before. Is the letter writer and the killer the same person? Why would someone speak up now? And why are they telling Rachael?
Days & hours by Susan Meissner( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newborn is found alive in a trash bin and a young, single mother insists her baby was abducted. While St. Paul police are skeptical, attorney Rachael Flynn's strange dreams lead her to believe the mother is telling the truth. But who would steal a baby only to leave it for dead?
The remedy for regret by Susan Meissner( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess Longren is 28. After a nomadic upbrining with a military father, she's finally put down roots in Chicago. The man she loves has asked her to marry him. She likes her job dressing rich women and skinny mannequins at an upscale boutique. Life is good. Or, it should be
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The shape of mercy : a novel
A sound among the trees : a novelLady in waitingWhite picket fences : a novelBlue heart blessedWidows & orphansA window to the worldSticks & stonesDays & hoursThe remedy for regret
Alternative Names
Maisner Siuzan

Susan Meissner romanschrijver

מיסנר, סוזן, 1961-