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Susan Meissner is an American speaker, writing workshop leader, and author of literary fiction, historical fiction and women’s fiction, and Amish romance novels.

Born and raised in California, she attended Point Loma Nazarene University and has a background in community journalism.

Her books have been published in 8 languages, selling more than three-quarters of a million copies.

The Nature of Fragile Things (2021), earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly, while The Last Year of the War was named in the list of best books of 2019 by Real Simple magazine. A Fall of Marigolds was named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014.

Besides writing, Meissner is also a writing workshop volunteer for Words Alive—a San Diego non-profit committed to helping at-risk youth develop a passion for reading and writing.

She is agented Elisabeth Weed of The Book Group.

More about Susan Meissner

Genres: Amish Romance, Christian, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Born: 1961

United States

Website: https://susanmeissnerauthor.com/

Non Series

  • Why the Sky Is Blue (2004)
  • The Remedy for Regret (2005)
  • A Window to the World (2005)
  • In All Deep Places (2006)
  • A Seahorse in the Thames (2006)
  • Blue Heart Blessed (2008)
  • The Shape of Mercy (2008)
  • White Picket Fences (2009)
  • Lady in Waiting (2010)
  • A Sound Among the Trees (2011)
  • The Girl in the Glass (2012)
  • A Fall of Marigolds (2014)
  • Secrets of a Charmed Life (2015)
  • Stars Over Sunset Boulevard (2016)
  • A Bridge Across the Ocean (2017)
  • As Bright as Heaven (2018)
  • The Last Year of the War (2019)
  • The Nature of Fragile Things (2021)
  • When We Had Wings (2022)

Men of Lancaster County

  1. The Amish Groom (2014)
  2. The Amish Blacksmith (2014)
  3. The Amish Clockmaker (2015)
  4. The Men of Lancaster County 5-in-1 (2020)

Rachael Flynn

  1. Widows & Orphans (2006)
  2. Sticks & Stones (2007)
  3. Days & Hours (2007)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Why the Sky Is Blue

What options does a Christian woman have after she’s brutally assaulted by a stranger...and becomes pregnant? That’s the heartrending situation Claire Holland faces.

Happily married and the mother of two when she is attacked, Claire begins an incredible journey on the painful pathway to trusting God “in all things.”

When Claire’s husband, Dan, confesses he can’t be a father to the expected child, Claire’s decision to put the baby up for adoption creates a sense of tremendous loss for Claire. Later, unexpected circumstances turn this seeming loss into victory.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0736914130
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
The Remedy for Regret

Tess Longren is 28, single, and at a crossroads in her life. She finally has a job she enjoys as well as a proposal of marriage from a man she loves, but Tess can’t seem to grasp a future filled with promise and hope. Her mother’s long ago death remains a constant, though subtle ache that Tess can’t seem to move past.

When childhood friend, Blair Holbrook, asks Tess to accompany her to their childhood home to resolve a situation left unsettled fifteen years ago, Tess falsely imagines that by helping her friend find peace, she will find contentment for herself.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0736916646
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
A Window to the World

Here is the dramatic story of two young girls, Megan and Jen, who meet in first grade and quickly become inseparable friends.

Inseparable, that is, until one of them is snatched away by kidnappers as the other young girl watches helplessly.  

The remaining child grows up with the haunting memory of her friend’s abduction...and absence from her life. Then, sixteen years later, the stunning truth of the disappearance is revealed. And once again, lives are changed forever.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0736914147
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
In All Deep Places

Susan Meissner explores what God does in the deep places of the human spirit in this story about an acclaimed mystery writer Luke Foxbourne, who lives a happy life in a century–old manor house in Connecticut.

But when his father, Jack, has a stroke, Luke returns to his hometown of Halcyon, Iowa, where he reluctantly takes the reins of his father’s newspaper for an undetermined amount of time.

Memories of Norah—the neighbor girl who was his first kiss—cause Luke to reflect as he spends night after night alone in his childhood home. Soon he feels an uncontrollable urge to start writing a different story altogether. Norah’s story. And his own.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0736916653
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
A Seahorse in the Thames

Alexa Poole’s older sister, Rebecca, has lived at the Falkman Residential Center since an accident left her mentally compromised—vulnerable, innocent. Now, 17 years later, she has vanished.

As Alexa searches for Rebecca, disturbing questions surface. Why did the car that Rebecca was riding in swerve off the road killing her college friend, Leanne McNeil? And what about the mysterious check for $50,000 found in Rebecca’s room signed by her friend’s father, Gavin McNeil?

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0736917605
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Blue Heart Blessed

Left standing at the altar, Daisy Murien opens a secondhand wedding dress boutique, hoping to soothe her broken heart by giving beautiful bridal gowns a second chance at romance. When the retired Episcopal priest who blesses the tiny blue hearts Daisy sews into each dress falls ill, his recently divorced son arrives in St. Paul with plans to whisk his ailing father away.

A contest of wills begins between two stubborn—and hurting—souls. It’s while fighting to keep Father Laurent close that Daisy finally begins to understand why she has convinced every potential buyer not to purchase the one gown that started her business—her own.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0736919173
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
The Shape of Mercy

“We understand what we want to understand.”

Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family’s expectations by choosing a state college over Stanford and earning her own income over accepting her ample monthly allowance. She takes a part-time job from 83-year-old librarian Abigail Boyles, who asks Lauren to transcribe the journal entries of her ancestor Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials.

Almost immediately, Lauren finds herself drawn to this girl who lived and died four centuries ago. As the fervor around the witch accusations increases, Mercy becomes trapped in the worldview of the day, unable to fight the overwhelming influence of snap judgments and superstition, and Lauren realizes that the secrets of Mercy’s story extend beyond the pages of her diary, living on in the mysterious, embittered Abigail.

The strength of her affinity with Mercy forces Lauren to take a startling new look at her own life, including her relationships with Abigail, her college roommate, and a young man named Raul. But on the way to the truth, will Lauren find herself playing the helpless defendant or the misguided judge? Can she break free from her own perceptions and see who she really is?

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-1400074563
Publisher: WaterBrook
White Picket Fences

When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm–and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble.

Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn’t seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn’t expect her arrival will affect him much–or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams unbeknownst to anyone else.

Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away.

Will Tally’s presence blow apart their carefully-constructed world, knocking down the illusion of the white picket fence and reveal a hidden past that could destroy them all–or can she help them find the truth without losing each other?

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1400074570
Publisher: WaterBrook
Lady in Waiting

Love is a choice you make every day.

Content in her comfortable marriage of twenty-two years, Jane Lindsay never expected to watch her husband, Brad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him, or the course of events that follow Brad’s departure.

Jane finds an old ring in a box of relics from a British jumble sale and discovers a Latin inscription in the band along with just one recognizable word: Jane. Feeling an instant connection to the mysterious ring bearing her namesake, Jane begins a journey to learn more about the ring—and perhaps about herself.

In the sixteenth-century, Lucy Day becomes the dressmaker to Lady Jane Grey, an innocent young woman whose fate seems to be controlled by a dangerous political and religious climate, one threatening to deny her true love and pursuit of her own interests.

As the stories of both Janes dovetail through the journey of one ring, it becomes clear that each woman has far more influence over her life than she once imagined. It all comes down to the choices each makes despite the realities they face.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0307458834
Publisher: WaterBrook
A Sound Among the Trees

A house shrouded in time.

A line of women with a heritage of loss.

As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past.

When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there.

With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle must sort out the truth about Susannah Page and Holly Oak— and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love.  

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0307458858
Publisher: WaterBrook
The Girl in the Glass

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?

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0307730428
Publisher: WaterBrook
A Fall of Marigolds

September 1911.

On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries...and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. What she learns could devastate her—or free her.

September 2011.

On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers...the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. But a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf may open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0451419910
Publisher: Berkley
Secrets of a Charmed Life

Current day, Oxford, England.

Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart.

1940s, England.

As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside.

But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. 

Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0451419927
Publisher: Berkley
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, Present Day.

When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie....

Los Angeles, 1938.

Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood after her dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and lands a job on the film-set of Gone With the Wind. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. Audrey’s zest for life and their adventures together among Hollywood’s glitterati enthrall Violet...until each woman’s deepest desires collide.  

What Audrey and Violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, and their lives, far into the future.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0451475992
Publisher: Berkley
A Bridge Across the Ocean

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.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0451476005
Publisher: Berkley
As Bright as Heaven

In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets.

Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters—Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa—a chance at a better life.

But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope.

Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without—and what they are willing to do about it.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0399585975
Publisher: Berkley
The Last Year of the War

In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity.

The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences.

But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0451492166
Publisher: Berkley
The Nature of Fragile Things

April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed.

Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly handsome. Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, but Martin's odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right.

Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved.

The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0451492197
Publisher: Berkley
When We Had Wings

The Philippines, 1941. When US Navy nurse Eleanor Lindstrom, US Army nurse Penny Franklin, and Filipina nurse Lita Capel forge a friendship at the Army Navy Club in Manila, they believe they’re living a paradise assignment. All three are seeking a way to escape their pasts, but soon the beauty and promise of their surroundings give way to the heavy mantle of war.

Caught in the crosshairs of a fight between the US military and the Japanese Imperial Army for control of the Philippine islands, the nurses are forced to serve under combat conditions and, ultimately, endure captivity as the first female prisoners of the Second World War. As their resiliency is tested in the face of squalid living arrangements, food shortages, and the enemy’s blatant disregard for the articles of the Geneva Convention, they strive to keep their hope—and their fellow inmates—alive, though not without great cost.

NB: Co-authored with Ariel Lawhon and Kristina McMorris.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-0785253341
Publisher: Harper Muse

Men of Lancaster County

The Amish Groom

Born to an ex-Amish mother and an Englisch father, 23-year-old Tyler Anderson was raised as a military kid until the age of 6, when his mom passed away. His dad, shipping off to yet another overseas post, placed Tyler in the care of his Amish grandparents, an arrangement that was supposed to be temporary. It lasted a lifetime.

Rachel Hoeck is the young woman waiting for Tyler’s proposal. She senses that though he loves her and wishes to make a commitment to her and his Amish beliefs, part of him still wonders whether an Amish lifestyle is truly for him.

When an opportunity to connect with his father unexpectedly arises, a visit to California causes Tyler to question everything, including a future with Rachel. Will the new girl in his life, Lark, cause him to remain in the Englisch world? Or will he choose to be an Amish groom after all?

NB: Here is a complete list of the series:

0. Lilies on Daybreak Pond (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark

1. The Amish Groom (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

2. The Amish Blacksmith (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

3. The Amish Clockmaker (2015) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

4. The Amish Widower (2017) by Virginia Smith

5. The Men of Lancaster County 5-in-1 (2020) by Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner and Virginia Smith

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0736957342
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
The Amish Blacksmith

Apprenticed blacksmith Jake Miller is skeptical of Priscilla Kinsinger's innate ability to soothe troubled horses, especially when he has own ideas on how to calm them. Six years earlier, Priscilla's mother died in an awful accident at home, and Priscilla's grief over losing her mother was so intense that she was sent to live with relatives in Indiana. She has just returned to Lancaster County.

Not that her homecoming matters to Jake, who is interested in courting lighthearted Amanda Shetler. But Jake's boss is Priscilla's uncle, and when the man asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with community life, he has no choice but to do just that. Surprisingly, he finds himself slowly drawn to the beautiful but emotionally wounded Priscilla.

Jake then determines to prove to her that it's not her fault her mother died, but what he discovers will challenge everything they both believe about the depth of love and the breadth of forgiveness.

NB: Here is a complete list of the series:

0. Lilies on Daybreak Pond (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark

1. The Amish Groom (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

2. The Amish Blacksmith (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

3. The Amish Clockmaker (2015) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

4. The Amish Widower (2017) by Virginia Smith

5. The Men of Lancaster County 5-in-1 (2020) by Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner and Virginia Smith

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0736957366
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
The Amish Clockmaker

Newlywed Matthew Zook is expanding his family's tack and feed store when a surprising property dispute puts the remodel on hold—and raises new questions about the location's mysterious past.

Decades earlier, the same building housed a clock shop run by a young Amish clockmaker named Clayton Raber. Known for his hot temper, Clayton was arrested for the murder of his beloved wife, a crime almost everyone—including his own family members—believed he'd committed, even after charges were dropped. Isolated and feeling condemned by all, Clayton eventually broke from the church, left Lancaster County, and was never heard from again.

Now the only way Matthew can solve the boundary issue and save his family's business is to track down the clockmaker. But does this put Matthew on the trail of a murderer?

A timeless novel of truth, commitment, and the power of enduring love, where secrets of the past give way to hope for the future.

NB: Here is a complete list of the series:

0. Lilies on Daybreak Pond (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark

1. The Amish Groom (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

2. The Amish Blacksmith (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

3. The Amish Clockmaker (2015) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

4. The Amish Widower (2017) by Virginia Smith

5. The Men of Lancaster County 5-in-1 (2020) by Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner and Virginia Smith

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0736957380
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
The Men of Lancaster County 5-in-1

Enjoy these four full-length novels plus an additional ebook-only short story:

The Amish Groom

The Amish Blacksmith

Lilies on Daybreak Pond

The Amish Clockmaker

The Amish Widower

These stories of second chances and redeeming love follow the lives of several Lancaster County men, including prior Englisch military brat Tyler Anderson, now a questioning Amish farmer; Jake Miller, the blacksmith with a knack for gentling skittish horses; father Joel Miller, mourning the loss of his daughter to the Englisch world; newlywed Matthew Zook, who uncovers a decades-old mystery surrounding an exiled clockmaker; and Seth Hostetler, a twice-widowed young man whose pottery lessons may lead to a remolding of the heart.

NB: Here is a complete list of the series:

0. Lilies on Daybreak Pond (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark

1. The Amish Groom (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

2. The Amish Blacksmith (2014) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

3. The Amish Clockmaker (2015) by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner

4. The Amish Widower (2017) by Virginia Smith

5. The Men of Lancaster County 5-in-1 (2020) by Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner and Virginia Smith

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B0891P9QXK
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

Rachael Flynn

Widows & Orphans

When her ultra-ministry-minded brother, Joshua, confesses to murder, lawyer Rachael Flynn begs him to let her represent him, certain that he is innocent. But Joshua refuses her offer of counsel.

As Rachael works on the case, she begins to suspect that Josh knows who the real killer is, but she is unable to get him to cooperate with his defense. Why won't he talk to her? What is Josh hiding?

The answer is revealed in a stunning conclusion that will have readers eager for the second book in this gripping new series.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0736919142
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Sticks & Stones

They're going to find a body at the Prairie Bluff construction site. He deserved what he got, but it wasn't supposed to happen. It was an accident.

When the body is uncovered, Rachael and Detective Will Pendleton discover that the fifteen-year old victim, Randall Buckett, had been buried twenty-five years before. Is the letter writer and the killer the same person? Why would someone speak up now? And why are they telling Rachael?

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0736919159
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Days & Hours

A newborn is found alive in a trash bin and a young, single mother insists her baby was abducted. While St. Paul police are skeptical, attorney Rachael Flynn's strange dreams lead her to believe the mother is telling the truth. But who would steal a baby only to leave it for dead?

When the baby disappears again, Rachael agonizes over her decision to allow the baby to be returned to his mother. Did she make a terrible mistake? And where is that missing baby? Who would wish the child harm? Rachael races to see past the deception that threatens to send a young mother to prison and a newborn to a terrible fate.

Author: Susan Meissner
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0736919166
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers