Tuesday, February 3, 2015

It's Release Day! Secrets of a Charmed Life is Here!

Today is the day!! I am so excited that the book is now available for everyone to buy and read...if you haven't noticed from my Introduction, Q & A and Review posts I'm kind of a fan! Below I've included the book information and links to some places you can purchase the book online, or you can always go to your favorite brick and mortar bookstore and purchase it there. Below you will also find our winner of the signed paperwork copy of Secrets of a Charmed Life, so if you entered be sure to see if you won! If not go out and get your copy today and, if you do get a copy and read it, let me know what you thought.

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…

About the Author

Susan Meissner is the multi-published author of seventeen books, including A Fall of Marigolds, named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014, and The Shape of Mercy, named one of the 100 Best Novels in 2008 by Publishers Weekly. She is also a speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. She and her husband make their home in Southern California. You can find out more about Susan and her books on her website and find her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Giveaway Winner!!!

And now to announce the winner of a signed copy (lucky winner!) of Secrets of a Charmed Life.....(drum roll).....Kara S! Congratulations Kara!! I will be sending you an email shortly and you will have 48 hours to respond to my email with your full  mailing address. If I don't hear from you by then I will need to pick a new winner. Congratulations and I hope you come back and let me know how you liked the book when you read it!