Saturday, September 8, 2012

Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner- Rich with Artistic History

The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner

The world is ripe with regrets.
Nora, about to be married, dreads leaving Florence. She recalls her life set around the lure, beauty and tragedy of fine art.
Coming from a family of painters, Meg Pomeroy, who is employed by a book publishing company, and whose dream and goal since teenage years have been to travel to Florence is called by her father urgently one eventful evening with plans to fulfill his promise to take her to Italy. Will she be afforded the opportunity of a lifetime or will it just become a dream faded?
Peer into the lives of two very different women with a bond more commonly shared than each realize.
A book that will satisfy the artist and wonderer in us all. This richly complex and historical novel of hope, heartbreak, romance, reality and dreams was one that I could "hear" the characters conversing with each other as I was reading "their story." These well formed characters are easily connectible with, and a storyline style that shifts back and forth between Nora and Meg, the past and the present. I feel alot of research has went into the writing of this novel, and as one who studied fine art, I can appreciate fully the beauty and depth of art that encompasses this book. 4.5 stars! I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my review.

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