Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

ISBN-10: 045147600X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451476005
  • Publisher: Berkley 

Release Date March 14 , 2017

{From the Book Jacket}

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.

A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner is an interesting novel  with a gorgeous cover.  It was well researched and clearly shows Ms. Meissner's unique style of writing.  While this book is interesting and very well written,  the subject matter that the book was based on kept me thinking "Ghost Whisperer" throughout the whole story.  

Don't get me wrong, this is a good book and very interesting but for some reason, the ghostly subject matter for the main theme of the book just didn't float my boat (forgive the poorly chosen pun) Maybe I just wasn't in the right space  to fully enjoy all that A Bridge Across the Ocean has to offer.  

I'm rating this book 3.5 Stars as it is my own personal preferences that affected this review.  Read this book and make your own impressions; Ms. Meissner really is  a wonderful author.

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to Berkley Publishing, Ms. Meissner and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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