Friday, January 16, 2015

Introducing...Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner!

When Susan Meissner sent out the notice that she would be building a dream team of readers willing to spread the word about her upcoming release, Secrets of a Charmed Life, I knew I wanted to be a part of it! I have read two other books by Ms. Meissner, Lady in Waiting and A Sound Among the Trees, and after reading those I knew she was an author to follow. I've now had the opportunity to read Secrets of a Charmed Life and let me tell you...this was my favorite book of hers so far! Any fan of historical fiction, especially set in and around WWII London, will love this book.

As part of the initiative to bring this wonderful book to your attention I am introducing it today and will be posting a lovely, in depth Q & A (and giveaway!) with the author on January 21st and will post my review of Secrets of a Charmed life January 27th. So continue below for information on this exceptional book and be sure to come back over the next few weeks for more information and a chance to win a signed copy!

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade
Release Date:February 3, 2015
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 ...

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, 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…
So what do you think? Do you think this is a book you would enjoy? Have you read any books by Susan Meissner?


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