Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A-Z Wednesday: W

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!!
To join, here's all you have to do: Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments.
If you've already reviewed this book you can add it also.
Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.
(We all love comments, don't we?)
Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.


White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner

I loved looking into the heart of this family whose life looks perfect only from the outside. Meissner s characters are so real, so haunted by the past, and so in denial for reasons of self-defense that you will be swept away till the final page. You ll find it hard not to wonder, as one of the elderly characters did, if remembering is a choice that takes courage.
Julie L. Cannon, author of Truleove & Homegrown Tomatoes, Mater Biscuit, Those Pearly Gates, and The Romance Readers Book Club

To step into a Susan Meissner book is to be blessed by a craftsman s tender touch. In Susan s hands, we move carefully into compassion, entering the ordinary lives of people who could be our neighbors, ourselves, each doing what we can to staunch the pain of memory. This book opens a gate in the white picket fences of our lives, helping transform memory and secrets so we are no longer held hostage by the past. Beautifully written by a keen observer of the human condition, White Picket Fence will keep you reading into the night and make you sigh with satisfaction at the end.
Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of A Flickering Light

This compelling story with its wonderful cast of characters offers hope to all of us who live less than perfect lives behind our white picket fences. Susan Meissner skillfully weaves together parallel storylines to show how healing can come when we risk sharing our secret pain with others.
Lynn Austin, author of Until We Reach Home

Susan Meissner just keeps getting better and better. This novel is a deftly woven portrayal of family and friendships, of secrets and sacrifices, one that tiptoes beyond the white picket fence to look at what happens when people stop talking to each other.
Siri Mitchell, author of Love s Pursuit

Poetic prose and a can t-put-it down plot make White Picket Fences a great read. A thought-provoking look into a dysfunctional family that thinks it is functional and how an outsider can serve as a means of grace. Caution: be ready to lose a few hours of sleep!
Elizabeth Musser, missionary and author of The Swan House, The Dwelling Place, Searching for Eternity and Words Unspoken

White Picket Fences is a beautiful, yet haunting portrayal of what lies beneath a seemingly perfect suburban family. Susan Meissner s powerful storytelling woos the reader into the lives of flawed, needy characters, making us ache with them, rejoice with them. Meissner deftly weaves old and new, producing a seamless, satisfying and enduring story.
Mary DeMuth, author of Daisy Chain and A Slow Burn

Writing as incandescent as pure flame. Susan Meissner delivers again with a family story that wraps you up and stays with you long after the last page. --
James Scott Bell, bestselling author of Deceived and Try Fear --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

I have not yet read this book. However, I did win it in a blog contest and it is sitting on my shelf to be read.

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