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SNEAK PEEK: Bending Toward the Sun by Mona Hodgson

Can the Divine Quilter stitch together the torn pieces of Emilie’s heart?

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Divided between the love of her father and the desires of her heart, Emilie Heinrich must rely on the love and wisdom of the women in her quilting circle for support. Since Emilie is dedicated to her education and to helping her father in his general store, she is convinced she doesn’t have time for love. But when a childhood friend returns to St. Charles, Missouri, after serving in the Civil War, his smile and charm captures Emilie’s eye and her heart.

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READING GUIDE: A SOUND AMONG THE TREES by Susan Meissner

Marielle Bishop gets more than she bargained for when she leaves the Arizona desert she loves to marry into a Fredericksburg family with deep historical roots. As rumors of a Civil War ghost abound and secrets begin to be unearthed in her new home at Holly Oak, Marielle must sort through it all as she learns to embrace her new life as wife and stepmother. When a prodigal daughter unexpectedly shows up, new revelations bring about surprising truth, prompting all to wonder whether the perceived curse can be lifted.

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NEWS: Susan Meissner On Being A Military Wife Now And In The Civil War

Susan Meissner, award-winning author of The Shape of Mercy and, most recently, A Sound Among the Trees, was interviewed on 10/19/2011 by radio host Susie Larson on “Live the Promise.”  Listen HERE as Susan discusses her book as well as her experiences as a military spouse and a pastor’s wife.  Susan’s husband is currently deployed as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, and in A Sound Among the Trees she used the story of one character to explore what it might have been like to be a soldier’s wife during the Civil War.

NEWS: Tips for Writers from Susan Meissner on Novel Rocket

Get writing tips from “great word artist” Susan Meissner, author of the contemporary/historical novel A Sound Among the Trees, by following the link at the bottom of this post.

Ane Mulligan, editor of Novel Rocket, a website that helps up and coming authors promote their books and hone their craft, says: “Masterfully drawn by great word artist Susan Meissner, A Sound Among the Trees is an intriguing and complex story, delving into relationships and traditions… Novel Journey and I give A Sound Among the Trees a high recommendation.”  Read the rest of Ane’s review here.

Read Susan’s article on Novel Rocket and learn how to “Make Your Setting A Character”

NEWS: Susan Meissner Guest Blog Featured on eHarmony.com

Susan Meissner, author of the novel A Sound Among the Trees (released October 4, 2011), wrote a guest blog post for the eHarmony relationship blog, entitled “Not All Baggage Is Bad.”  

In the book, Marielle Bishop, who has watched all her friends marry and begin families, has at last found love online. She leaves the Arizona desert to marry a Virginia widower, joining him and his two children —and his first wife’s grandmother— in an ancestral family home where it seems like ghosts are everywhere, real and imagined.  As Marielle struggles to fit into her new role as wife and stepmother, unsettled by the strange sense of sorrow she feels inside Holly Oak’s walls, she must uncover the truth about Susannah, and reconcile her belief that it is people—not [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: A Promise for Breanna by Al Lacy

Follows the adventures of certified medical nurse Breanna Baylor.

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Suspense, danger, romance, and spiritual truth each play a part in this compelling story that draws readers into the life of an angel of mercy in the post-Civil War West.

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