Feb 24, 2017

Book Beginning: The Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

Post WWII historical and contemporary fiction, A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner, March 14, 2017, Berkley Books

Main characters and story line:
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 Resistance spy.

Book beginning:
San Diego, California
Present day

A friend's baby shower was the last place Brette Caslake expected to encounter a ghost.

The gauzy apparition wafted into the stylish living room, as if blown in on a breeze, the moment the pregnant guest of honor began to open her presents. Or perhaps the ghost had been loitering there by the mahogany bookcase long before the attendees started arriving, and it was just the gentle gust from the open window that had stirred the form, giving its edges depth and shape.

Page 56:

You are the last of the women in our family who has the Sight. It skips around the generations with no regular pattern.

Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader.


  1. Ooooh, this sounds like a good ghost story!

    1. This one is palatable, not too scary. I normally stay away from ghost stories, lol.

  2. What a gorgeous cover!! Sounds like a great read! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  3. With an intriguing paragraph like that, and a delectable cover, who could resist.


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