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Susan Meissner


Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with more than half a million books in print in 15 languages. She is an author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS, which earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly; THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR, named to Real Simple magazine’s list of best books for 2019; AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN, which earned a starred review in Library Journal; SECRETS OF A CHARMED LIFE, a Goodreads finalist for Best Historical Fiction 2015; and A FALL OF MARIGOLDS, named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014. A California native, she attended Point Loma Nazarene University and is also a writing workshop volunteer for Words Alive, a San Diego non-profit dedicated to helping at-risk youth foster a love for reading and writing.

Susan Meissner

Books by Susan Meissner

by Susan Meissner - Fiction, Historical Fiction

From the acclaimed author of THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR and AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN comes a gripping novel about the bonds of friendship and mother love, and the power of female solidarity.

by Susan Meissner - Fiction, Women's Fiction

In this new novel from the acclaimed author of SECRETS OF A CHARMED LIFE, two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship.

by Susan Meissner - Historical Fiction

Readers jump back in time to England after the death of Henry VIII. Lucy Day is ordered to Sudeley Castle, bearing a dress for Lady Jane Grey. Lucy narrates the tale of Lady Jane, pawn in the schemes of powerful men who seek the throne of England even as young Jane Grey is determined to live-and die-on her own terms.