Skip to main content

Susan Meissner

Biography

Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner is a multi-published author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include A FALL OF MARIGOLDS, named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014, and THE SHAPE OF MERCY, named by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Novels of 2008. A California native, she attended Point Loma Nazarene University. Susan is a pastor’s wife and a mother of four young adults. When she’s not working on a novel, Susan writes small group curriculum for her San Diego church.

Photo Credit: Amber Dawn

Books by Susan Meissner

by Susan Meissner - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Los Angeles, Present Day. When a 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 goes to Hollywood after her dream of having a family falls apart. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star. Their adventures together among Hollywood's glitterati enthrall Violet...until each woman's deepest desires collide.

by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Newlywed Matthew Zook is expanding his family’s tack and feed store when a surprising property dispute puts the remodel on hold. Decades earlier, the same building housed a clock shop run by a young Amish clockmaker named Clayton Raber, who was arrested for the murder of his beloved wife (although the charges eventually were dropped). 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 him on the trail of a murderer?

by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

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.

by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, THE AMISH GROOM (Book 1 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives.

by Susan Meissner - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

Meg is fed up after a broken engagement, the disappearance of her irresponsible father, and the loss of a promised heirloom. When her missing father sends her a ticket to Florence, Meg assumes he will meet her there. Instead, she meets Sofia, a memoir-writer who claims she's the last Medici and that the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance speak to her. As Meg tours Florence, her perspectives on what is real --- and what she wants to be real --- are challenged.

by Susan Meissner - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

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.