The Last Year of the War
Score: 4.5
From 74 Ratings

The Last Year of the War


  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 2585397 Bytes


From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II.  In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity.   The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Jap...

A Fall of Marigolds
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

A Fall of Marigolds


  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101625545


A Fall of Marigolds Book Description :

A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of As Bright as Heaven and The Last Year of the War. September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries...and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. What she learns could devastate her—or free her. September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living...

Secrets of a Charmed Life
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

Secrets of a Charmed Life


  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101625552


Secrets of a Charmed Life Book Description :

The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime... Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart. 1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But ...

Twice Upon a Marigold
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Twice Upon a Marigold


  • Author : Jean Ferris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009-04-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547546070


Twice Upon a Marigold Book Description :

Since Queen Olympia's fateful fall into the river, newlyweds Christian and Marigold have been living happily ever after. And they had every intention of keeping it that way--until they find out that Olympia may not be as gone as they thought. Turns out Olympia is alive and well in a faraway village, having lost her memory after her ill-timed tumble. But one day she awakes and remembers her previous glory as queen. Accompanied by Lazy Susan (Sleeping Beauty's slacker sister) and Stan Lucasa (a gentleman with a surprising destiny), Olympia returns, determined to take back the kingdom. Yet, thanks to a cast of familiar characters, grabbing the throne may not be as easy as Olympia thinks!...

A Bridge Across the Ocean
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

A Bridge Across the Ocean


  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698197862


A Bridge Across the Ocean Book Description :

Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women—past and present—in this emotional novel from the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Résistance spy. Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them w...

The Bluest Eye
Score: 3.5
From 98 Ratings

The Bluest Eye


  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307278449


The Bluest Eye Book Description :

The story of Pecola Breedlove profiles an eleven-year-old African-American girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted....

The Last Year of the War
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

The Last Year of the War


  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492173


The Last Year of the War Book Description :

From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American tee...

Marigolds for Malice
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Marigolds for Malice


  • Author : Bailey Cattrell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698407206


Marigolds for Malice Book Description :

In the third captivating Enchanted Garden Mystery from Bailey Cattrell, Elliana Allbright will need to dig up clues from the past to weed out a killer... Elliana Allbright is happy running her perfume shop, Scents & Nonsense, in the charming town of Poppyville, California. And she's even happier when she can use her inherited abilities to infuse her perfumes with an extra special something that eases woes or solves problems for her customers. But she'll need those abilities and more when murder comes to town. Ellie and her women's business group, the Greenstockings, are helping to open a new museum about local history, and while sorting through the collection of artifacts they discover a time capsule from the days of the Gold Rush. Among the contents...

The Shape of Mercy
Score: 4.5
From 55 Ratings

The Shape of Mercy


  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Waterbrook Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307731555


The Shape of Mercy Book Description :

Lauren breaks from family tradition and accepts a job from Abigail Boyles to transcribe a diary written by Marcy Boyles, allegedly killed during the Salem witch trials, but finds herself affected by the diary more than she expected....

Once Upon a Marigold
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

Once Upon a Marigold


  • Author : Jean Ferris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547543093


Once Upon a Marigold Book Description :

Who knew love could be so amazing—and stupefying? Not Christian. He was clueless when he started spying on the royal family through his telescope. He lives in a cave with a troll for a dad, after all. If his dad had only warned him about all that mind-boggling love stuff, maybe things wouldn't be such a mess. But then, maybe, Princess Marigold would be dead. But Christian wasn't warned. And now that he's fallen for the princess, it's up to him to untwist an odd love triangle—er, rectangle—and foil a scheming queen who wants to take over the kingdom, even if it means bumping off her own daughter. With echoes of William Goldman's modern classic The Princess Bride, Jean Ferris's hilarious parody of "Once upon a time . . ." overflows with oddball c...

Who Hates Marigold Flowers
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Who Hates Marigold Flowers


  • Author : Sara M. Barton
  • Publisher : Sara Barton
  • Release Date : 2019-06-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Who Hates Marigold Flowers Book Description :

How does a wedding planner from Lake Placid, New York end up in the trunk of a Toyota Corolla submerged in a frozen lake near Windham, nearly two hundred miles away? It's easy if you've got two contract killers after you! Marigold Flowers doesn't understand why anyone would want to kill her. Her specialty is parties, not crime. But there's no denying that someone with a lot of money and significant resources is out to silence her. What secrets does she hold about international money laundering and a criminal syndicate?...