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.
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.
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.
Georgiana Daniels resides in the beautiful mountains of Arizona with her
super-generous husband and three talented daughters. She graduated from
Northern Arizona University with a bachelor's degree in public
relations, and now has the privilege of homeschooling by day and
wrestling with the keyboard by night. She enjoys sharing God's love
through fiction, and is exceedingly thankful for her own happily ever