Susan Meissner
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Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner is the USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with more than half a million books in print in fifteen languages. Her novels include The Last Year of the War, a Library Reads and Real Simple top pick; As Bright as Heaven, which received a starred review from Library Journal; Secrets of a Charmed Life, a 2015 Goodreads Choice award finalist; and A Fall of Marigolds, named to Booklist's Top Ten women's fiction titles for 2014. She is also RITA finalist and Christy Award and Carol Award winner. A California native, she attended Point Loma Nazarene University and is also a writing workshop volunteer for Words Alive, a San Diego non-profit dedicated to helping at-risk youth foster a love for reading and writing.
Visit Susan at her website: http://susanmeissner.com and on Twitter at @SusanMeissner or at www.facebook.com/susan.meissner

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Best Sellers

    • The Last Year of the War

    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa 14-year-old in 1943 - aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal US resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Fiction at its Best!<br />

    • By KAT M K on 04-06-19

    Regular price: $35.00

    • 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 4,792
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,408

    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

    • 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 1,688
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515

    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

    • 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 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    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 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    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 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    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

    • 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 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    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

    • Widows & Orphans

    • By: Susan Meissner
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    When attorney Rachael Flynn learns her bighearted younger brother has been arrested, she at first takes it in stride; Joshua has been in trouble before....

    Regular price: $22.74

    • 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 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    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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