Meredith Jaeger

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Meredith Jaeger is the USA Today Bestselling Author of BOARDWALK SUMMER and THE DRESSMAKER'S DOWRY. She's a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and she wrote her debut novel while working for a San Francisco startup.

THE DRESSMAKER'S DOWRY has been called "deliciously satisfying" and "impossible to put down" by New York Times bestselling author Lori Nelson Spielman and "A compelling debut novel that sent me racing to its final, revealing pages" by New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris.

BOARDWALK SUMMER has been praised by author Jillian Cantor as "by turns a gripping mystery, a richly-detailed exploration of history and family, and a beautiful love story" and described as, "a compelling story that channels both the glamour and
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Meredith Jaeger Never give up! Find a critique partner and hone your craft. The first novel you write (and maybe even the second and the third) may not get published.…moreNever give up! Find a critique partner and hone your craft. The first novel you write (and maybe even the second and the third) may not get published. But learning how to write a query letter that garners positive responses, and the bravery of submitting to literary agents are both accomplishments to be proud of, even if you don't get signed. Write for the love of writing, because if you focus too much on the end goal of publication, writing can lose its joy. If you continue to write, submit, improve your skills and to believe in yourself, eventually you will write a book that readers connect with!(less)
Meredith Jaeger Yes! My new book is called Boardwalk Summer and it will be published in June 2018. Thank you so much!
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The Dressmaker's Dowry

3.67 avg rating — 1,875 ratings — published 2017 — 10 editions
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I'm thrilled to announce that today one of my dreams came true: I'm a bestselling author! The Dressmaker's Dowry has reached #136 on the USA Today bestseller list!

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Beautiful, heartbreaking, haunting and hopeful. I don't care how many Auschwitz novels you have read. You need to read this one.
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“Hanna reached for Margaret's hand, knowing nothing she could say would bring comfort. Margaret would never see her grandmother again. Nor would Hanna see her Oma, who had wept when Hanna boarded the ship for America, waving goodbye for the last time. Only the elderly and frail were left behind. And letters from home were not the same as a warm laugh or a cup of tea shared on a cold day.”
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“Margaret looked at the ring on her finger. "Gran gave me this before we boarded the ship. It's the most special thing in the world to me. I'll never take it off, Hanna. No matter how hungry I am.”
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“the marble really heavy? And fragile?” She tucked a wisp of her blond hair behind her ear. “Oh yes! We had to pull some strings. But Walter is a close”
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“Hanna reached for Margaret's hand, knowing nothing she could say would bring comfort. Margaret would never see her grandmother again. Nor would Hanna see her Oma, who had wept when Hanna boarded the ship for America, waving goodbye for the last time. Only the elderly and frail were left behind. And letters from home were not the same as a warm laugh or a cup of tea shared on a cold day.”
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“Margaret looked at the ring on her finger. "Gran gave me this before we boarded the ship. It's the most special thing in the world to me. I'll never take it off, Hanna. No matter how hungry I am.”
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Meredith Jaeger Pamela Jo wrote: "Just finished "The Dressmaker's Dowry" and want to let you know that I think it is the best debut novel I have read! You really tied the two eras together very well and the story is totally engross..."

Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me. I know how it feels to miss characters (I have missed several from books that I've read, and had to remind myself they weren't real people). If you ever visit San Francisco you can walk the streets that Hanna and Margaret walked, and think about them. :) I very much appreciate your kind review. Have a great day!


Pamela Jo Just finished "The Dressmaker's Dowry" and want to let you know that I think it is the best debut novel I have read! You really tied the two eras together very well and the story is totally engrossing! I was anxious to find out what would happen next, but now that I've finished the book, I miss the characters! I was fortunate to receive an Advance Reader Copy from your publisher in exchange for my review. I've posted the review here and will also post it on Barnes & Noble and Amazon as soon as they accept reviews for your novel. Thanks so much for a great read and congratulations on a well written debut!


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