Title: The Girl in the Glass
Author: Susan Meissner
Review: I love the way this author can weave different time periods and lives together to create a beautiful story. Her plots are multi-layered and interesting at each stage. This story kept me turning the pages and the ending was worth the journey.
I love this look at the past and the present as important to our lives. We are part of those that have come before us and love is what binds us all. Love for each other in the good times and love for each other in the bad times. But being a Christian publisher I was a bit lost that God was not mentioned more.
If you enjoy history brought to life in stories and people you will enjoy this author and this book. I have a greater desire to visit Florence then I had before…someday I keep telling myself…when the kids are grown…maybe…I hope. This is a story of hope and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I would suggest her book, Sound Among the Trees, also.
Publisher: Published September 18th 2012 by WaterBrook Press
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)-
Why I Read It: Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: Renaissance is a word with hope infused in every letter.
Since she was a child, Meg has dreamed of taking a promised trip to Florence, Italy, and being able to finally step into the place captured in a picture at her grandmother’s house. But after her grandmother passes away and it falls to her less-than-reliable father to take her instead, Meg’s long-anticipated travel plans seem permanently on hold.
When her dad finally tells Meg to book the trip, she prays that the experience will heal the fissures left on her life by her parents’ divorce. But when Meg arrives in Florence, her father is nowhere to be found, leaving aspiring memoir-writer Sophia Borelli to introduce Meg to the rich beauty of the ancient city. Sofia claims to be one of the last surviving members of the Medici family and that a long-ago Medici princess, Nora Orsini, communicates with her from within the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.
When Sophia, Meg, and Nora’s stories intersect, their lives will be indelibly changed as they each answer the question: What if renaissance isn’t just a word? What if that’s what happens when you dare to believe that what is isn’t what has to be?
About the author : Susan Meissner was born in San Diego, California, the second of three. She spent her childhood in just two houses.
Her first writings are a laughable collection of oddly worded poems and predictable stories she wrote when she was eight.
She attended Point Loma College in San Diego, and married her husband, Bob, who is now an associate pastor and a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves, in 1980. When she is not working on a new novel, she is directing the small groups ministries at The Church at Rancho Bernardo. She also enjoy teaching workshops on writing and dream-following, spending time with my family, music, reading great books, and traveling.