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Susan Meissner

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Susan Meissner is a USA Today bestselling novelist with more than half a million books in print in fifteen languages. Her critically acclaimed works of historical fiction have been named to numerous lists including Publishers Weekly’s annual roster of 100 best books, Library Reads Top Picks, Real Simple annual tally of best books, Goodreads Readers’ Choice awards, Booklist’s Top Ten, and Book of the Month.

She attended Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and is a former managing editor of a weekly newspaper. Susan’s expertise as a storyteller and her thoroughly researched topics make her a favorite author of book clubs everywhere. Her engaging and warm speaking style appeal to all manner of women’s groups, literary organizations, li
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“The person who completes your life is not so much the person who shares all the years of your existence, but rather the person who made your life worth living, no matter how long or short a time you were given to spend with them.”
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“When you only do what is expected of you, you never learn what you would've done had you chosen for yourself.”
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“Fear is worse than pain, I think. Pain is centralized, identifiable, and wanes as you wait. Fear is a heaviness you can’t wriggle out from under. You must simply find the will to stand with it and start walking. Fear does not start to fade until you take the step that you think you can’t.”
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message 6: by Susan

Susan Meissner Thank you, Donna! 💕


message 5: by Donna

Donna Thank you Susan for becoming a friend on Good Reads. I am following on Twitter also.

Blessings to your always.
Donna


message 4: by Susan

Susan Meissner Same to you!


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Sally Chambers Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Susan!
Blessings, Sally


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