Susan Meissner
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Susan Meissner

I cannot remember a time when I wasn't driven to write. I attribute this passion to a creative God and to parents who love books and more particularly to a dad who majored in English and passed on a passion for writing.

I was born in 1961 in San Diego, California, and am the second of three daughters. I spent my very average childhood in just two houses. I attended Point Loma College in San Diego, majoring in education, but I would have been smarter to major in English with a concentration in writing. The advice I give now to anyone wondering what to major in is follow your heart and choose a vocation you are already in love with.

I'm happy and humbled to say that I've had 17 books published in the last dozen years, including The Shape of Mercy, which was named one of the 100 Best Books in 2008 by Publishers Weekly, and the ECPA's Fiction Book of the Year, a Carol Award winner, and a RITA finalist. I teach at writers' conferences from time to time and I've a background in community journalism.

I'm also a pastor's wife and a mother of four young adults. When I'm not at work on a new novel, I write small group curriculum for my San Diego church. Visit me at my website: http//:susanmeissner.com on Twitter at @SusanMeissner or at www.facebook.com/susan.meissner

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    • A Fall of Marigolds

    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394

    A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful!

    • By R. Burnham on 03-29-15

    Regular price: $22.39

    • Secrets of a Charmed Life

    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,637
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,279
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,262

    The author of A Fall of Marigolds journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite book of the year

    • By Joyce BZ on 06-19-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • As Bright as Heaven

    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris, Tavia Gilbert, Jorjeana Marie, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As Bright as Heaven

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Bridge Across the Ocean

    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Kim Bubbs
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women - past and present - in this emotional novel from the acclaimed author of As Bright as Heaven....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't like ghost stories

    • By connie nance on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Shape of Mercy

    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    Two women, the ailing Abigail Boyles and exuberant, wealthy Lauren Durough, are brought together by their love of books and the discovery of a diary written by a young woman....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating stories (3 interwoven together)

    • By Gerig on 11-13-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Window to the World

    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    Here is the dramatic story of two young girls, Megan and Jen, who meet in first grade and quickly become inseparable friends....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect, perfect, perfect!

    • By Pamela McAllister on 11-23-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • White Picket Fences

    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
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      4 out of 5 stars 60

    When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her 16-year-old niece Tally. But her presence could blow apart Amanda's family's carefully-constructed world....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not good.

    • By Sandra on 03-25-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Lady in Waiting

    • A Novel
    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Samantha Eggar, Donna Rawlins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    The stories of two Janes dovetail through the journey of one ring, it becomes clear that each woman has far more influence over their lives than they once imagined....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Sound Among the Trees

    • A Novel
    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Kimberlie Parker on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Stars over Sunset Boulevard

    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
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      4 out of 5 stars 101

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pass on this

    • By Lulew on 03-24-17

    Regular price: $24.49

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