A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner audiobook

A Bridge Across the Ocean

By Susan Meissner
Read by Susan Meissner  and Kim Bubbs

Penguin Audio
10.54 Hours 1
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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 will disembark...   Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides—and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings.   CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

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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 will disembark...   Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides—and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings.   CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Sympathetic, relatable characters that readers will applaud. Touching and inspirational. Kirkus Reviews
Susan Meissner deftly casts a fascinating friendship between two complex women against a glittering 1930s Hollywood backdrop. You will love this book for its very human characters and for its inside look at one of the greatest movies ever made. Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of The Precious One
A shimmering novel of love and acceptance...A Fall of Marigolds turns fate into a triumph of spirit. Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author of A Quilt for Christmas 
A beguiling tapestry of storytelling and a unique look at one of history’s most enigmatic ships. Sarah McCoy, New York Times bestselling author of The Mapmaker’s Children
I was utterly spellbound, beguiled, swept up in this ghostly mystery. Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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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
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English