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Historical Fiction

As Bright As Heaven

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by Susan Meissner

Quick take

This story of love in the time of the Spanish Flu pandemic is equal parts heartache and romance.

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  • Romance

  • Emotional

  • Heavy Read

  • Multiple Viewpoints

Why I love it

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...

Synopsis

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...

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