Susan Meissner is a former managing editor of a weekly newspaper and an award-winning columnist. She has published fourteen novels, including A Fall of Marigolds. She lives in San Diego with her husband and has four grown children.
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 onebecause 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
Praise for the Novels of Susan Meissner
“Beautifully crafted and captivating.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah Jio
“A shimmering novel of love and acceptance.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Sandra Dallas
“A thoughtful story about lost loves and times past.”—Bestselling Author Margaret Dilloway
“A beautiful story of love, loss, and sacrifice…”—New York Times Bestselling Author Susanna Kearsley
“Meissner’s prose is exquisite, and she is a stunning storyteller.”—Publishers Weekly