Giveaway! As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner

As Bright As Heaven

I am a fan of Susan Meissner’s A BRIDGE ACROSS OCEANS. So when I saw this new title coming onto the literary scene, well, I went after it. So glad I did.

The Bright family have been living in a small town near Philadelphia. Early 1900’s. They recently suffered a great loss. Their infant son died and they’ve just buried him. They decide this is a good time to move to the city. Pauline and Thomas take their three daughters to live in their uncle’s house in the city. Thomas is going to learn the undertaking business and work with his uncle. It’s a new start.

Meissner does a stellar job of showing us what it may have been like to live through the Spanish Flu pandemic that hit Philadelphia especially hard. Millions of people died worldwide. And, interestingly enough. the Spanish Flu did not originate in Spain. Many now believe that military troops actually took the flu to Spain.

This new novel has plenty to keep you reading far into the night. Very strong females. A superb mystery. And a story begging to be told.

As Bright as Heaven

Susan Meissner

I have one copy of AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by Susan Meissner for giveaway. Please leave a comment below to get in the running. Only U.S. addresses, please. And, no P.O. boxes, as per usual. I will choose my winner on  Monday, February 12. Good luck! The generous people at Berkley Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House are supplying the book for giveaway. Thank you so much! I loved the book.

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36 thoughts on “Giveaway! As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

  1. Looking forward to reading this book. Always looking for a new recommendation and your seem to hit the nail on the head all the time.

    Looking forward to reading this book. Always looking for a new recommendation and your seem to hit the nail on the head all the time.

  2. I worked as a health care provider for 25 years and just love reading historical novels related to public health issues. Book sounds very interesting!

  3. Love stories that give an insight to an actual event. This sounds like a great story. Look forward to seeing you next week at the Worthington CC ladies luncheon!

  4. I need to slow down and read properly. I thought your review said 1990 and I was so confused by the cover and topic. NOW, it all makes sense and yes, it sounds fabulous. I have a thing for pandemics. Did you know?

  5. Susan Meissner is a beautiful writer….she captures the time period so well. I loved “Secrets of a CharmedLife”. “White Picket Fence” and “Bridge across the Ocean”. Would love to read her newest historical fiction!

  6. I will definitely be reading this. I lived in the Philadelphia area for 30 years and will be interested in reading how the author will depict this era that is so full of history.
    Karen

  7. Your review truly has my curiosity piqued! I have also added Susan Meissner’s previous book that you cited to my reading list! Always look forward to reading your reviews!

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