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As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

The Traveling Sisters Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brenda and I were lost in a coulee with four of our Traveling Sisters reading As Bright as Heaven and we were all drawn into this eye-opening, emotional, and heartbreaking read. It led to a very interesting discussion where we shared our thoughts on the things that we learned from this read and also our thoughts on grief.

AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by SUSAN MEISSNER is a story about love, loss and family. It was such a fantastic, enjoyable and beautifully written historical fiction novel that we thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish.

This is the first book that most of us have read that centered around the Spanish Flu and it was definitely an eye-opening experience for us as we knew little about the Spanish Flu. We really appreciated what we learned here with some of the devastating effects that the pandemic of 1918 had on the world. Susan Meissner does a good job balancing history and with focusing on the impact it had on the Bright family.

SUSAN MEISSNER does such a fantastic job creating an interesting and unique setting here with this story that really added some layers to the storyline for us. A few of us had different reactions to the setting that brought out different emotions for us. It gave us a different and interesting perspective to the tragic events of such a devastating pandemic.

Susan Meissner delivers a well-written and compelling read here with interesting, honest and believable characters that touched all of our hearts. We absolutely fell in love with the Bright family and thoroughly enjoyed reading this story through the four different perspectives of the Bright women/girls of the family. Each given a strong voice that set them apart with their age and personalities, allowing us to feel for each one.

The cover of this book is so beautiful and the title is extremely fitting to this story!

This was definitely an interesting, entertaining, enjoyable and unforgettable story that I am so happy to have discussed and read with my fellow Traveling Sisters. Would recommend!


12 thoughts on “As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner @SusanMeissner #BookReview #travelingsistersread

  1. janb37 says:

    Oh, how I loved this book. What a wonderful sister read. I’m so glad I experienced it with my sisters!💕 Fantastic review!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Jan! We absolutely loved reading this with you and the rest of the sisters!! 💕


  2. Lindsay says:

    Terrific review! So sad I missed out on this wonderful read. Hope to get my hands on a copy soon!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Lindsay! We missed you! 😘


  3. carhicks says:

    I looked at this book a couple of times and kept passing, now I realize I probably made the wrong decision. Great review. I will have to look again for this one.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Carla! I hope that you enjoy it! 💐


  4. Wonderful review! I am like Lindsay- wish I had read this one with you all! ♥️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! We missed you! 🌺

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Cozynookbks says:

    You Traveling Sisters have a great book club thing going on. I wish I had one like yours. 😊

    I want this book! I’ve read other great reviews about it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Awe, thank you so much and it was our absolute pleasure sharing our thoughts on this wonderful book! I hope that you get a chance to read it!

      We have a lot of fun with our Traveling Sisters book club on Goodreads! We just have a small intimate group and it works out really well for us. Are you a member of Goodreads?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Cozynookbks says:

        Yes, I am a member of Goodreads.

        Liked by 2 people

  6. B Lostinacoulee says:

    If you are interested in joining you can find the group on GR and can request to join the group, or friend either Norma and me and we will invite you.

    Liked by 1 person

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