Thursday, February 1, 2018

Review and Giveaway of As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner


From a small town in Pennsylvania as a family rolling tobacco leaves for a living to Philadelphia as a family living and working in a funeral home.

The Brights made a big change from their quiet life in Quakertown to the noisy, big city of Philadelphia.  Both the city and the job Thomas Bright had were quite different from what they were used to.

The girls had to leave their friends and make new ones, but most folks weren't interested in being friends with a funeral director's daughter.  Pauline Bright was always solemn and quiet since the death of her infant son, but she seemed a bit better but different in Philadelphia.

Along with the change in their lives comes Thomas going off to war and then the Spanish flu arriving full force and killing thousands.

AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN has the reader following and becoming immersed in the lives of the Bright family.  They were a sweet, unassuming family that you will want to
be a part of and to get to know better.

The reader will also learn about The Spanish Flu and its devastation of the population around the world.  If you are like me, you will do research of your own about the Spanish Flu.

Ms. Meissner has written another touching book that teaches us some history as well as teaches us about the goodness of mankind and its generosity in times of a crisis.


Another marvelous, heartfelt read by Ms. Meissner you won't want to miss. You will fall in love with the characters and won't want the book to end.

AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN has a beautiful story line, beautiful research, and beautiful characters.

You will also need a few tissues.  5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher, NetGalley, and BookishFirst.  I received an ARC.  All opinions are my own.

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Giveaway:

I am partnering with Penguin Random House for This Giveaway.

Giveaway has ended...thanks to all who entered.

CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER - Linda from Oklahoma!!

USA ONLY

FEBRUARY 1 - 8



17 comments:

  1. Have you read this marvelous book yet?

    Let me know what you think if you have read it.

    Good luck if you enter the giveaway.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. Great review! I haven't read much by Susan Meissner, but I've enjoyed what I've read. I also am interested in learning more about the Spanish flu epidemic that killed so many! This is going on my list!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. Glad you like my review.

      Her books are always so good.

      The information on the Spanish Flu was very interesting.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  3. Wonderful review! Can’t wait to read this!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment on my review.

      ENJOY when you read it.

      Thanks for commenting, Reading Ladies Book Club.

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  4. I also liked this one, Elizabeth. Nice review!

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    1. Thanks about my review, Mary.

      It was very good.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  5. I heard about thisvirulent flu in several books and then saw it in Downton Abbey. Sounds a very good book

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    1. It was a very good read.

      Thanks for commenting, Mystica.

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  6. AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN sounds touching and wonderful. I will add a link to your giveaway to my blog's sidebar. Excellent review, Elizabeth!

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    1. Thank you, Suko. You are always so helpful doing that.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  7. sounds like the perfect book club read! great review

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    1. Thank you, Dani.

      It would definitely be a perfect book club read.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  8. Such a fascinating and yet heart-rending period of history. I do think the tough times produced a heartier breed of human.

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    1. They did have it rough before our time, and they did work hard.

      Look at our grandparents and our parents.

      Thanks for commenting, Michele.

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  9. I like learning about different parts of the country and people living different kinds of lives. - Margy

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    1. It was very interesting in every aspect.

      Thanks for commenting, Powell River Books.

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