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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 The Girl in the Glass

About the Author: Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner was born in San Diego, California, the second of three She spent her childhood in just two houses.Her first writings are a laughable collection of oddly worded poems and predictable stories she wrote when she was eight.She attended Point Loma College in San Diego, and married her husband, Bob, who is now an associate pastor and a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves, in 1980 When she is not working on a new novel, she is directing the small groups ministries at The Church at Rancho Bernardo She also enjoy teaching workshops on writing and dream following, spending time with my family, music, reading great books, and traveling.

10 thoughts on “The Girl in the Glass

  1. Tracy Tracy says:

    2.5 stars.I usually love Susan Meissner books I really was excited to read this story and it just sort of went no where I did feel drawn into the story, but at 50% I was still trying to figure out what the story was about exactly I won t go into details but the plot just sort of dead ended The story of Nora from the past was interesting but became sort of unimportant in the end The story of Sophia was just sad and depressing M

  2. Marguerite Gray Marguerite Gray says:

    I give thisthan 5 stars This is in my top five books of the year and probably in my life Florence drew me While reading the book I walked in the characters footsteps I saw the art and the statues and buildings through the eyes of three women Besides being a great story, the novel is full of deep emotional and psychological truths I don t read books twice but this one will be the exception As a side note, I have written a novel ta

  3. Casey Casey says:

    I traveled to Florence, Italy and came home too soon This novel is painted in hues or red and bronze and vibrant colors of romance and discovering self in the place God dreams of for you From the minute I started reading Meg s story I fell in love with her I actually much preferred her story over the sections of Sophia s novel Meg s story had a pull on me I couldn t fully explain Perhaps it was her longing to know where she was mean

  4. Heather Gilbert Heather Gilbert says:

    I m not quite sure how to rate this story It kept me reading, although there were parts where I lost interest and skimmed, and I didn t love the way it wrapped up BUT I think this is mostly because the main character is quite dissimilar to myself I relatedto Renata in the story I enjoyed taking a little walk down memory lane with the descriptions of Florence, and I enjoyed the women s fiction pace of the tale Bottom line is that Susan

  5. LindyLouMac LindyLouMac says:

    When I was asked if I was interested in reading and reviewing this novel, as an Italophile I was absolutely delighted to do so Always interested in reading a novel set in Italy this did not disappoint, although I have yet to meet a real life Italian that drinks cappucini after midday It was difficult to decide what genre this should be placed in as it is part historical fiction and part contemporary and as such will appeal to a wide cross

  6. Jocelyn Green Jocelyn Green says:

    This would be a fabulous read for anyone who loves art history, Florence, Italy, or a gently paced tale that weaves both historical and contemporary story lines Some readers may find themselves skimming the art history details, but most of them actually contribute to a depth of discovery that is ultimately meaningful to the main characters The surprise ending was a delight Coming from a Christian publisher and author, I was surprised that th

  7. Ruth Ruth says:

    I continue to read Susan Meissner s novels They totally fascinate me as she weaves stories around the main story In this one there is a young girl who is working at a publishing company and comes across a story of a Medici survivor in Florence Italy Between a father and a daughter who was promised a trip to Florence and the background of an earlier Medici girl whispering of her life, there is a touching story about what is actually black and wh

  8. Joanne Bischof Joanne Bischof says:

    The Girl in the Glass was one of those stories I wanted to read slowly only to make the experience lastit s that good But I ended up reading it quickly because it is that good Susan Meissner is a breath of fresh air in the way she tells stories I could see and smell the city of Florence, understand her characters struggles and desires in a way that made the book hard to put down, and she made me want to see the statue of David so much it hurt I m

  9. Meg Beaulieu Meg Beaulieu says:

    2.5, this was just okay I enjoyed the present day story muchthen the past which is unusual for me.

  10. Joyce Joyce says:

    When we trust someone, we believe what they tell us is true I enjoyed this novel by Susan Meissner The beauty of Florence, Italy and all the artistic works came alive in her descriptive writing The individual stories of Nora, Sophia, and Meg were equally written well separate yet connected My heart did break for Sophia I ll stop there otherwise will need to tap on spoiler alert I would recommend the read.

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