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N came Pauline Bright and her husband filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters As Bright eBook #10003 Evelyn Maggie and Willa a chance at a better lifeBut just months after they arrive the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America As the pandemic claims than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew But even. 1918 Philadelphia a city with many opportunities a city that the Bright family Pauline Thomas and their three daughters move to for just that purpose Thomas s elderly childless uncle wants them to live in his large house and for Thomas to train and takeover his mortuary business Leaving uakertown behind this is what the family looks forward to a new and better life especially after the tragedy of a terrific lossI fell in love with this family and we hear individually from each of them in alternating chapters Things look promising for them but then the Spanish flu comes to call an unwelcome Spector that causes further loss Such a winning combination of characters history and a first hand look at the devastation of War The Spanish flu hit Philadelphia extremely hard the hardest in the nation and caused untold hardship and heartache for many The Bright family will lose much but also gain a baby in an unusual manner and this child will keep the family moving forwardWe watch as the girls grow but there is a secret one is keeping that will come back to haunt Prohibition is also instated at this time so we also are treated to a look at some of the results of this act This is a wonderfully told story rich in family love and history So many details make this book stand out details for n the mortuary business and in everyday lives Sorrows and hurts joys and happiness An immersive story that tugs at the heartARC from bookbrowse and publisher

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As Bright as Heaven

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 they learn what they cannot live without and what they are willing to do about it 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.. Brenda and I were lost in a coulee with four of our Traveling Sisters reading As Bright as Heaven and we were all drawn into this eye opening emotional and heartbreaking read It led to a very interesting discussion where we shared our thoughts on the things that we learned from this read and also our thoughts on grief AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by SUSAN MEISSNER is a story about love loss and family It was such a fantastic enjoyable and beautifully written historical fiction novel that we thoroughly enjoyed from start to finishThis is the first book that most of us have read that centered around the Spanish Flu and it was definitely an eye opening experience for us as we knew little about the Spanish Flu We really appreciated what we learned here with some of the devastating effects that the pandemic of 1918 had on the world Susan Meissner does a good job balancing history and with focusing on the impact it had on the Bright family SUSAN MEISSNER does such a fantastic job creating an interesting and uniue setting here with this story that really added some layers to the storyline for us A few of us had different reactions to the setting that brought out different emotions for us It gave us a different and interesting perspective to the tragic events of such a devastating pandemic Susan Meissner delivers a well written and compelling read here with interesting honest and believable characters that touched all of our hearts We absolutely fell in love with the Bright family and thoroughly enjoyed reading this story through the four different perspectives of the Bright womengirls of the family Each given a strong voice that set them apart with their age and personalities allowing us to feel for each one The cover of this book is so beautiful and the title is extremely fitting to this story This was definitely an interesting entertaining enjoyable and unforgettable story that I am so happy to have discussed and read with my fellow Traveling Sisters Would recommendReview written and posted on our themed book blogTwo Sisters Lost In A Coulee ReadinghttpstwosisterslostinacouleecomCoulee a term applied rather loosely to different landforms all of which refer to a kind of valley

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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 which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and loveIn 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 cobblestone streets Into this bustling tow. The Great War The Spanish flu A year that took than just soldiers in 1918This one took me by the heart and sueezed it until I lost my breath and then slowly released it Such heartache in a family who have experienced the pain of losing a baby The Bright family moves to Philadelphia in the process of healing and starting a new life by taking over an uncle s funeral business Death hovers over them on a daily basis until the Spanish flu steps in and takes from them and thousands of others loved ones The war rages overseas and just as the family experiences sadness the brightness of an orphan boy is a healing balm to their ravaged hearts As the Bright family recovers and mends their happiness is again threatenedPerspectives are told from the mother Pauline and her 3 daughters Evie Maggie and Willa Meissner does a remarkable job recounting history during a dark period and giving it lightThe characters and their lives have seeped under my skin This is one of those feel good reads 4


10 thoughts on “As Bright as Heaven

  1. says:

    Update 41420 I feel like now is a good time to repost this review Here is a book that echoes very closely what is currently going on in the world Susan Meissner’s writing is like a warm hug or a slow dance or a good wine It just flows seamlessly and gets you into your soul Personally I have a tendency to romanticize the past historical fiction holds such a dear place in my heart I love that I can be entertained by fiction whil

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    1918 a family after a tragic loss moves from uakertown to Philadelphia when the childless uncle invites the fath

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    The Great War The Spanish flu A year that took than just soldiers in 1918This one took me by the heart and sueezed it until I lost my breath and then slowly released it Such heartache in a family who have experienced the pain of losi

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    AUTHOR HAS A NEW BOOK RELEASING IN MARCH I had previously read “A Bridge Across The Ocean” by Ms Meissner and I was anxious to read this n

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    I just loved this family the Bright’s This book begins in 1918 during the Great War and the Spanish flu epidemic when this family of five the parents and three daughter’s moves from uakertown to Philadelphia The father’s uncle gives hi

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    1918 Philadelphia a city with many opportunities a city that the Bright family Pauline Thomas and their three daughters move to for just that purpose Thomas's elderly childless uncle wants them to live in his large house and for Thomas to train and takeover his mortuary business Leaving uakertown behind this is what the family looks forward to a new and better life especially after the tragedy of a terrific lossI fell in love with this fam

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    Audiobookread by Cassandra Morris Tavia Gilbert Jorjeana Marie and Abigail RevaschThe first thing I noticed from the Audiobook is that the readerreaders SPEAKING VOICES WERE GOOD they had the potential to hold my attention but I honestly tho

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    5 Brilliant StarsEvocative and heartfelt The Brights lost something immeasurable Little Henry And now they are left empty

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    Brenda and I were lost in a coulee with four of our Traveling Sisters reading As Bright as Heaven and we were all drawn into this eye opening emotional and heartbreaking read It led to a very interesting discussion where we shared our thoughts on the things that we learned from this read and also our thoughts on grief AS

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    5 oh my gosh I loved this story starsSometimes a story just comes together and as you unwrap its layers you find yourself and in love with what was written This was the case with this reader Susan Meissner told this story with love and a devotion to show us what the ravages of a world war and a deadly disease that of the Spanish in