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READING GUIDE: The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner

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Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family’s expectations by choosing a state college over Stanford and earning her own income over accepting her ample monthly allowance. She takes a part-time job from 83-year-old librarian Abigail Boyles, who asks Lauren to transcribe the journal entries of her ancestor Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials.

The strength of her affinity with Mercy forces Lauren to take a startling new look at her own life, including her relationships with Abigail, her college roommate, and a young man named Raul. But on the [ … ]

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Indivisible

(Contemporary Romance category)

About the Book:
Everyone in Redford, Colorado, has a secret—even Police Chief Jonah Westfall and the woman who loves him. Will the revelations drive them apart? Or make them indivisible?

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TheCharlatansBoy

(Young Adult category)

About the Book:
Lies and ugliness are his living, but the charlatan’s boy is forever on the lookout for the truth about where he comes from. Owing more to Twain than to Tolkien, [ … ]

PW REVIEW: Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner

09/27/2010 Fiction

Web Exclusive Lady in Waiting

Susan Meissner, WaterBrook, $13.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 9780307458834Veteran author Meissner (White Picket Fences) blends past and present in this compelling novel about making choices. Jane Lindsay never thought she’d be alone, but after her husband leaves her, she must face the reality of her marriage and life choices. One small ring, found in the binding of a book bought at an English rummage sale, changes the course of Jane’s thinking as she researches another Jane, whose name is inscribed in the ring. Readers jump back in time to England after the death of Henry VIII. Lucy Day is ordered to Sudeley Castle, bearing a dress for Lady Jane Grey. Lucy narrates the tale of Lady Jane, pawn [ … ]

DEVOTIONAL: Susan Meissner, author of The Shape of Mercy

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Susan Meissner’s book The Shape of Mercy was recently selected as a She Reads book. She Reads is an exciting new branch of Proverbs 31 Ministries designed to help women discover great fiction that explores deep issues of the faith. As a part of this program, Susan Meissner wrote a devotional on the danger of fear and judgement in our lives. 

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