The Girl In The Glass By: Susan Meissner

The Girl In The Glass

By: Susan Meissner


  • Paperback:352 pages
  • Publisher:WaterBrook Press (September 18, 2012)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:0307730425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307730428

About the Book

Renaissance is a word with hope infused in every letter. 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. When 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?
Since I was among the group to choose the cover of “The Girl In The Glass” I’ve been waiting to read the book. And yes the cover I choose is this cover, and it goes well with the story, not to mention how beautiful this book is to look at! And not only do I love the cover, I love what it written on the pages between this cover. Susan Meissner created unique characters that are realistic and interesting, keeping the story moving and keeping my attention. I was hooked from the first pages and didn’t want to put the book down until the end.
Meg was finally getting her dream since childhood, a trip to Florence Italy, and the place captured in the picture from her grandmothers. Things didn’t go as expected for Meg, but God had another plan for her. Susan Meissner writes a wonderful story as she weaves the lifes of Meg, Nora and Sophia in the beautiful setting of Florence, Italy. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy this read, but I enjoyed getting to know Florence, Italy, the sights and sounds and the ways of life that the author so vividly detailed throughout the book.
I highly recommend this book for your reading enjoyment. Susan Meissner is a wonderful gifted writer. You will not be disappointed in her new book.

About the Author

Susan MeissnerSusan 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.


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