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Book 14- As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

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Book 14 review 🖤🖤🖤🖤/5🖤

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

Length: 395 pages

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Publishers summary: 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.

As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.

My thoughts: I really enjoyed this book! it is the first book I have ever read about the spanish flu and about working and living in a funeral parlor but  with that combined and all the death that occurs this is also a great story about love, forgiveness and family! This book is not a light-hearted read but it is a moving story that will stay with you even after you have finished