Window to the World by Susan Meissner audiobook

Window to the World

By Susan Meissner
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Here is the dramatic story of two young girls, Megan and Jen, who meet in first grade and quickly become inseparable friends.Inseparable, that is, until one of them is snatched away by kidnappers as the other young girl watches helplessly. The remaining child grows up with the haunting memory of her friend’s abduction...and absence from her life. Then, sixteen years later, the stunning truth of the disappearanceis revealed. And once again, lives are changed forever.This wonderful and heartrending second novel endears the reader to every character in this intriguing story. A testament to God’s ability to “work all things together for good.” A smashing follow–up to the author’s well–received first novel, Why the Sky Is Blue.

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Here is the dramatic story of two young girls, Megan and Jen, who meet in first grade and quickly become inseparable friends.Inseparable, that is, until one of them is snatched away by kidnappers as the other young girl watches helplessly. The remaining child grows up with the haunting memory of her friend’s abduction...and absence from her life. Then, sixteen years later, the stunning truth of the disappearanceis revealed. And once again, lives are changed forever.This wonderful and heartrending second novel endears the reader to every character in this intriguing story. A testament to God’s ability to “work all things together for good.” A smashing follow–up to the author’s well–received first novel, Why the Sky Is Blue.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With a gentle, vivid pen, Meissner writes a thoughtful, emotionally charged exposition of friendship, tragedy, and the faulty beliefs that throw walls around our lives.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“In Meissner’s tightly woven mystery…little Jennifer is the daughter of a pair of free spirits, and she encourages Megan in a nascent rebellion against her parents. Or so Megan’s rigid mother, Trina, thinks, but is she too strict? How rebellious can first-graders be, anyhow? Before the reader can figure out which side to take, however, there is a startling development: Jennifer is kidnapped. And sixteen years will have to pass before a sober Megan will understand why.” Booklist (starred review)
“When your best friend disappears under tragic circumstances, how can you still believe in God—and have confidence in yourself?…Meissner chronicles the events leading up to Jen’s disappearance and the ripple effects of the kidnapping, which will affect Megan’s self-confidence, perception of romantic love, and trust in God through adulthood…Her characters are vivid creations, and there are good intergenerational moments between Megan and an elderly furniture upholsterer. Megan’s early platonic relationship with the home-schooled and ultra-polite David Christopoulos will play well with conservative Christian readers.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Susan Meissner

Author Bio: Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner is a former managing editor of a weekly newspaper and an award-winning columnist. She has published over a dozen novels, including A Fall of Marigolds, The Shape of Mercy, Lady in Waiting, and A Sound among the Trees. She majored in education at Point Loma College in San Diego.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Religious
Runtime: 7.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English