Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Girl in the Glass

The first word that comes to mind is AMAZING. Every Susan Meissner book I read, I seem to love even more than the last, and that goes for this one as well. The Girl in the Glass weaves the story lines of three women together, and takes us all the way to Florence, Italy where everything was so real that each time I set the book down I had to pause to come back to the here and now. Writing, art and history are all combined to make this one AMAZING story with an ending that made me sit, think and question. HIGHLY recommend.

Book Description:

Since she was a child, Meg has dreamed of taking a promised trip to Florence, Italy, and being able to finally step into the place captured in a picture at her grandmother’s house. But after her grandmother passes away and it falls to her less-than-reliable father to take her instead, Meg’s long-anticipated travel plans seem permanently on hold.

When her dad finally tells Meg to book the trip, she prays that the experience will heal the fissures left on her life by her parents’ divorce. But when Meg arrives in Florence, her father is nowhere to be found, leaving aspiring memoir-writer Sophia Borelli to introduce Meg to the rich beauty of the ancient city. Sofia claims to be one of the last surviving members of the Medici family and that a long-ago Medici princess, Nora Orsini, communicates with her from within the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.

When Sophia, Meg, and Nora’s stories intersect, their lives will be indelibly changed as they each answer the question: What if renaissance isn’t just a word? What if that’s what happens when you dare to believe that what is isn’t what has to be?


Susan Meissner is an award-winning author whose books include The Shape of Mercy, Lady in Waiting, and A Sound Among the Trees. She is the wife of an Air Force chaplain and a mother of four young adults. When she's not writing, Susan directs the Small Groups and Connection Ministries program at her San Diego church.


1 comment:

Jessica Nelson said...

I've heard such good things about her books!

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