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4 Hours ago

"Death is not our foe. There is no foe. There is only the stunningly fragile human body, a holy creation capable of loving with such astonishing strength but which is weak to the curses of a fallen world. It is the frailty of flesh and blood that causes us to succumb to forces greater than ourselves. We are like butterflies, delicate and wonderful, here on earth for only a brilliant moment and then away we fly. Death is appointed merely to close the door to our suffering and open wide the gate to Paradise. If we were made of stone or iron, we would be impervious to disease and injury and disaster, but then we could not give love and receive love, could we? We'd be unable to feel anything at all, and surely incapable of spreading our wings and flying...." 📖 💕As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner💕 . . A book about death and about life. This book was heartwarming and heartwrenching all at the same time. It was painful and it was hopeful. It was full of life's cruel lessons and gave insight to how things work themselves out. This book was wonderful and I highly recommend reading it. Thank you @bookofthemonth for the chance to read this beautiful book before it's even technically published. 📚❤ . . Follow me on GoodReads.com if you have an account! 🤓

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Repost from @thebookmarkshoppe using @RepostRegramApp - For just $50 enjoy 2 BOOKS, 2 Authors and delicious small bites from @cebubarbistro 📖Grab your friends to join us at Cebu Bar & Bistro Monday, February 5th at 7pm with Susan Meissner and Chanel Cleeton. @soozmeissner @chanelcleeton $50 plus tax per person and includes 1 copy of "As Bright As Heaven" 1 copy of "Next Year In Havana" Small Bites from Cebu Seating Tickets can be purchased over the phone 718.833.5115 online at eventbrite.com or in shoppe! All ticket sales are final. Books can not be returned or exchanged We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets About "As Bright As Heaven" 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. As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it. About "Next Year In Havana" After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution... #thebookmarkshoppe #nextyearinhavana #asbrightasheaven #brooklyn #bayridge #meettheauthor #dinnerwithanauthor #books #booklover #bookstagram #bookworm #brooklyn #intelligentwomen #nerdygirl

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For just $50 enjoy 2 BOOKS, 2 Authors and delicious small bites from @cebubarbistro 📖Grab your friends to join us at Cebu Bar & Bistro Monday, February 5th at 7pm with Susan Meissner and Chanel Cleeton. @soozmeissner @chanelcleeton $50 plus tax per person and includes 1 copy of "As Bright As Heaven" 1 copy of "Next Year In Havana" Small Bites from Cebu Seating Tickets can be purchased over the phone 718.833.5115 online at eventbrite.com or in shoppe! All ticket sales are final. Books can not be returned or exchanged We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets About "As Bright As Heaven" 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. As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it. About "Next Year In Havana" After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution... #thebookmarkshoppe #nextyearinhavana #asbrightasheaven #brooklyn #bayridge #meettheauthor #dinnerwithanauthor #books #booklover #bookstagram

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Comment from BarbL:

Halfway through As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner and I’m happy I decided to pick this as one of my botm. Historical Fiction is my favorite and I’m so glad to have taken a break from all the suspense thrillers and dive into this.. how I missed this kind of writing and story telling. Can’t wait to finish and review #booksofinstagram #bookish #asbrightasheaven #bookclub #botm #bookish #bookstagram #bookworm #bookaddict #currentlyreading #historicalfiction #read #bookblogger #bookme #bookporn #bookchallenge #bibliophile #booknow

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Comment from Julie B.:

"Home isn't a place where everything stays the same; it's a place where you are safe and loved despite nothing staying the same. Change always happens. Always." ✨ AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by SUSAN MEISSNER made me laugh, cry, and fear as the character did. It made me think about fate and death as the characters of this novel live in a world where when one is not in peril of being killed in war, one is in peril of dying of influenza. Above all, it made me think about life, purpose and family. I became absorbed in the character, watching them grieve, grow, and try find happiness again. This novel follows Pauline Bright and her daughters - Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa - the family of the city undertaker, as they grapple with their new life in Philadelphia during World War I and the outbreak of the Spanish Flu. As death seems to become an ubiquitous, overwhelming and confusing part of their lives, new life enters their world as they take in a child orphaned by the flu. Repeatedly throughout the novel, the characters question why God let war happen, why God let the flu kill so many innocent people, why Death chose some to take and not others. Watching children like Maggie, Evelyn, and Willa come to terms with such heavy, unanswerable questions was not only heartbreaking, but also explores the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming tragedy. This book made me feel emotions more so than any book has in a very long time, and though I have never been a big fan of historical fiction, this book has opened my eyes to the power of the genre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #asbrightasheaven #susanmeissner #bookreview #historicalfiction #bookofthemonth #botm #botmmember #fivestars #booknerd #booklover #bibliophile #reviewsbyjules

3 Days ago

Comment from Megan 📚:

I really didn’t think I’d get as much reading done as I have lately, but here I go starting my 4th book this month! 🙌🏻 • As Far As Heaven by @soozmeissner is my #currentread and at only 24 pages in, I’m already hooked! Thank you SO much @berkleypub #partner for sending me this advanced copy to review! • I’ll admit that I sometimes judge a book by its cover 😬 so I already had an idea I’d enjoy this book based on the look of it. 💙 Women’s fiction and historical fiction are two of my favorite genre’s, and this book feels like a mix of both... so I’m loving that! I can already tell I’m falling in love with each of the characters, where the story is going, and the author’s simply beautiful writing. This book checks off another mark for me, because I love books that alternate chapters by character, and this book is set up that way. I’m SO excited about this book, and I have a feeling it’s going to become a new favorite of mine very quickly. ✨ • Here’s the synopsis: Even as its young men go off to fight in the Great War, there are opportunities for a fresh start on Philadelphia’s cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town come Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with the hope that they can now give their tree daughters - Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa - a chance at a better life. ❄️ Their dreams are short-lived. Just months after they arrive, the Spanish flu claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby, orphaned by the disease, who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges that surround them they learn what they cannot live without - and what they are willing to do about it.

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