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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Blog Tour: The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner

The Shape of Mercy: A Novel

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (September 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400074568
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400074563



Blue Heart Blessed
Harvest House, 2007

Left standing at the altar, Daisy Murien, a wounded but hopeful romantic, opens a secondhand wedding dress boutique, hoping to soothe her broken heart while giving doomed wedding dresses a second chance at love. Her predictable days take a sharp turn, though, when the retired Episcopal priest who blesses the tiny, blue satin heart she sews into each dress falls ill.

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Days & Hours
Harvest House, 2007

When I was a guardian ad litem for the state of Minnesota, I was introduced to the world of the single mother who lives in poverty, dependent on the state, and often woefully unprepared for motherhood. I delved into that world in Days & Hours, my latest release, paying particular attention to the stigma we place on the stuck-on-welfare mom. They are not a one-size fits all demographic. Some cannot find success no matter how hard they try. Some simply don’t try. Most love their children as best they can.





Sticks & Stones
Harvest House, 2007

When I was a guardian ad litem for the state of Minnesota, I was introduced to the world of the single mother who lives in poverty, dependent on the state, and often woefully unprepared for motherhood. I delved into that world in Days & Hours, my latest release, paying particular attention to the stigma we place on the stuck-on-welfare mom. They are not a one-size fits all demographic. Some cannot find success no matter how hard they try. Some simply don’t try. Most love their children as best they can.

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Widows and Orphans
Harvest House, 2006

Widows and Orphans kicks off my legal mystery series featuring wife, mother and lawyer Rachael Flynn. In this story, Rachael’s ultra–ministry–minded brother, Joshua, confesses to murder. Rachael 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 on her own, she begins to suspect that Josh knows who the real killer is, but she is unable to get him to cooperate with his defense.

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A Seahorse In the Thames
Harvest House, 2006

This is a story about a woman who is very much in need of an encounter with loveliness. Life has been unfulfilling for Alexa, sometimes downright tragic. She has lost her vision for finding extraordinary within the ordinary. The book begins with Alexa’s vulnerable, older sister Rebecca running away from her group home. Worried, Alexa sets off to find Rebecca with the help of her reluctant-to-get-involved twin sister, Priscilla.

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In All Deep Places
Harvest House, 2006

In All Deep Places is a story about the deep longing for heaven that God has placed within each one of us. Most of the story takes place in fictional Iowa town named Halcyon; a word that means peaceful. But for Luke Foxbourne, a successful writer who grew up there, the town is not very aptly named; at least not for him. He shook the dust off his feet when he left seventeen years ago and now lives with his wife and two daughters in Connecticut.

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The Remedy for Regret
Harvest House, 2005

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 is unable to grasp this future that seems to shimmer with hope. Her mother's long-ago death, which happened six hours after she was born, is a constant, though subtle ache that Tess cannot seem to move past.

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A Window to the World
Harvest House, 2005

One day in the spring of 2004 I was reading the newspaper and I read about a family who was led to believe that their kidnapped daughter had returned to them after years being missing. It turned out that the whole thing was a hoax — the woman who claimed to be their daughter was an imposter and the story had a very unhappy ending.

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Why the Sky is Blue
Harvest House, 2004

Why the Sky is Blue, my first novel, began as a personal challenge to myself to increase my compassion for women in crisis pregnancies. I have long felt a tremendous concern for the unwanted unborn and have found it easy to lend my support to pro-life endeavors. But when I was challenged a few years ago to measure my concern for pregnant women carrying children they did not plan to conceive and cannot keep or do not want,...

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1 comments and creative thoughts:

SJ said...

I havent ready any of Susan Meissner but I've heard wonderful things. Adding her to my TBR list. Thanks!

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