“Meissner’s prose is exquisite, and she is a stunning storyteller.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
SECRETS OF A CHARMED LIFE: In 1940, two young sisters are evacuated to the countryside along with half a million other London children, but they slip back into the city on the day the Luftwaffe begins its historic assault on London, and their lives are forever changed. Seventy years later, an American college student studying abroad is the first to hear of the secrets surrounding the long ago day that two girls boarded—under cover—a train for London. This is a story about sisters, but also about the bond between mother and child, and ultimately the resilience of love. Available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, Indie Bound, and Powell's.
A tale of love, loss, and renewal...
A FALL OF MARIGOLDS will take you to the halls of Ellis Island's Hospital in 1911, as well as the streets of Manhattan in the present day. It's story about love, and the wonderful, aching truth that while it hurts to lose it, love can find its way back to us if we don't close our hearts to it.
"Meissner is a practiced writer whose two main characters cope with universal themes that many people deal with: loss, survivor’s guilt, and permitting oneself to move on and achieve happiness again . . . Touching and inspirational." - Kirkus Reviews