This story of love in the time of the Spanish Flu pandemic is equal parts heartache and romance.
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I love when a book makes me experience such powerful and raw emotions that, days after turning the last page, I find myself still completely immersed in that world. Such is the case with As Bright as Heaven, a stunning and intimate family saga that follows the lives of the Bright family women against the backdrop of World War I-era Philadelphia during the little-known Spanish flu pandemic that t...
From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love.
In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobbl...
"What a wonderful book. I could not put it down. "
San Antonio, TX
"Loved this book. It is a great historical fiction book about an event I did not know much about, the 1918 flu. I have read several of Susan Meissner's books and this is my favorite. "
"A wonderful novel, hard to put down. Definitely a unique take on the end of the first World War."
"I absolutely loved this book. Even though there were so many sad and unfortunate events, in the end I felt happy for the characters. "
"This was a well written novel set during teh1918 Philadelphia flu epidemic. Written though the eyes of the daughters the ending was unexpected. I highly recommend this book!"
Brighton , MA
"This ones a tear jerker! Well written and uplifting. This book will make you count your blessings. "
San Francisco, CA
"Quick read, heart-warming, fast-moving. All the things I ask for in a book. + historical fiction is my favorite genre. "
"My first book from Susan Meissner and I'm hooked. This was an emotional book and the characters drew me in to the story."
"The epitome of historical, wholehearted fiction. I loved it. "
"Loved the short alternating chapters! Engaging & topical! Loved this read!!!"
"This book made me feel so many different emotions. At one point, I was sobbing over about 20 pages, but by the end I felt a sense of relief and serenity in the nature of life."