A Fall Of Marigolds

📒A Fall Of Marigolds ✍ Susan Meissner

✏Book Title : A Fall of Marigolds
✏Author : Susan Meissner
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2014-02-04
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9781101625545
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Fall of Marigolds Book Summary : A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War. 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 ✍ Susan Meissner

✏Book Title : Secrets of a Charmed Life
✏Author : Susan Meissner
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2015-02-03
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9781101625552
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Secrets of a Charmed Life Book Summary : The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime... 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, hundreds of thousands of 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...

📒A Window To The World ✍ Susan Meissner

✏Book Title : A Window to the World
✏Author : Susan Meissner
✏Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
✏Release Date : 2005-01-01
✏Pages : 315
✏ISBN : 0736914145
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Window to the World Book Summary : 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.

📒Stars Over Sunset Boulevard ✍ Susan Meissner

✏Book Title : Stars Over Sunset Boulevard
✏Author : Susan Meissner
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2016-01-05
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9780698197848
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Stars Over Sunset Boulevard Book Summary : 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. 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. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

📒As Bright As Heaven ✍ Susan Meissner

✏Book Title : As Bright as Heaven
✏Author : Susan Meissner
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2018-02-06
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9780399585982
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏As Bright as Heaven Book Summary : From the acclaimed author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War 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. But 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, they learn what they cannot live without--and what they are willing to do about it. As Bright as 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.

📒Paper Hearts ✍ Courtney Walsh

✏Book Title : Paper Hearts
✏Author : Courtney Walsh
✏Publisher : NavPress
✏Release Date : 2014-12-18
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9781496403599
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Paper Hearts Book Summary : Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she’s poured everything into dreams of expansion . . . and resisting the matchmaking efforts of the Valentine Volunteers, who gather in her store to continue Loves Park’s tradition of stamping mail with the city’s romantic postmark. When Abigail is unwillingly drafted into the Volunteers, she encounters the paper hearts, a distraction that couldn’t come at a worse time. A hard-to-read doctor has become Abigail’s new landlord, and he’s threatening to end her lease to expand his practice. As she fights a growing attraction to this handsome man crushing her dreams, Abigail is inspired to string the hearts in her store, sparking a citywide infatuation with the artsy trend. But when a new batch of hearts reaches the Volunteers, it appears something tragic has happened to the couple. Will uncovering their story confirm Abigail’s doubts about love, or could it rescue her dreams . . . and her heart?

📒The Remedy For Regret ✍ Susan Meissner

✏Book Title : The Remedy for Regret
✏Author : Susan Meissner
✏Publisher : Harvest House Pub
✏Release Date : 2005-01
✏Pages : 300
✏ISBN : 0736916644
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Remedy for Regret Book Summary : 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. When childhood friend, Blair Holbrook, 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, she will find contentment for herself. A wonderful follow–up to the author’s earlier novels, Why the Sky Is Blue and A Window to the World.

📒A Bridge Across The Ocean ✍ Susan Meissner

✏Book Title : A Bridge Across the Ocean
✏Author : Susan Meissner
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2017-03-14
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 9780698197862
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Bridge Across the Ocean Book Summary : Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women—past and present—in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War. 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 Résistance spy. 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

📒Cuba And The Fall ✍ Eduardo González

✏Book Title : Cuba and the Fall
✏Author : Eduardo González
✏Publisher : University of Virginia Press
✏Release Date : 2010-08-05
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9780813929873
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Cuba and the Fall Book Summary : The literature of Cuba, argues Eduardo González in this new book, takes on quite different features depending on whether one is looking at it from "the inside" or from "the outside," a view that in turn is shaped by official political culture and the authors it sanctions or by those authors and artists who exist outside state policies and cultural politics. González approaches this issue by way of two twentieth-century writers who are central to the canon of gay homoerotic expression and sensibility in Cuban culture: José Lezama Lima (1910–1976) and Reinaldo Arenas (1943–1990). Drawing on the plots and characters in their works, González develops both a story line and a moral tale, revolving around the Christian belief in the fall from grace and the possibility of redemption, that bring the writers into a unique and revealing interaction with one another. The work of Lezama Lima and Arenas is compared with that of fellow Cuban author Virgilio Piñera (1912–1979) and, in a wider context, with the non-Cuban writers John Milton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Faulkner, John Ruskin, and James Joyce to show how their themes get replicated in González’s selected Cuban fiction. Also woven into this interaction are two contemporary films—The Devil’s Backbone (2004) and Pan’s Labyrinth (2007)—whose moral and political themes enhance the ethical values and conflicts of the literary texts. Referring to this eclectic gathering of texts, González charts a cultural course in which Cuba moves beyond the Caribbean and into a latitude uncharted by common words, beyond the tyranny of place.

📒In All Deep Places ✍ Susan Meissner

✏Book Title : In All Deep Places
✏Author : Susan Meissner
✏Publisher : Harvest House Pub
✏Release Date : 2006-01-01
✏Pages : 302
✏ISBN : 0736916652
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏In All Deep Places Book Summary : Back home again after his father'sstroke Luke treis to unravel the mystery of Norah, his childhood friend plagued by misfortune.