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Blue Heart Blessed

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  874 Ratings  ·  97 Reviews
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. When t ...more
Paperback, 277 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Harvest House Publishers
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Have you ever discovered that you were dating someone you had strong feelings for and they just didn't reciprocate those intense emotions, only to discover that you were more in love with the idea of being in love than with the person you thought you were in love with? If this rings true to you, then you'll want to read Blue Heart Blessed. Susan Meissner has done it again with this book and created a masterful tale of love and loss, healing and hope, and what to do with the hole in our hearts th ...more
Mar 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Woman left at the altar starts a shop for 2nd hand wedding gowns. Touching story.
Jun 22, 2009 rated it liked it
This author has a very interesting and entertaining writing style. However, I don't think she did a great job with her character development on this book. So while it's entertaining, it's not super deep or thought provoking. So if you're looking for an easy, interesting read, I recommend it. If you want something deeper, skip this one.

By the way, it's about a girl turning 30 who is trying to find the guy of her dreams. The main theme is not of interest ot me, so I almost didn't read it.

The aut
May 18, 2009 rated it liked it
Blue Heart Blessed is an emotional love story of two people who have been hurt by others, only to come together and discover how great love can be the second time around. I enjoyed reading this book.There was one thing that I started skipping in this book, that was when the main character started writing in a note book to her self, and would send messages back to her self. I would still recomend this book to be read.
Just - The romance reader
Apr 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves a good love story
This book was a real tear-jerker for me. But sometimes a good cry is not a bad thing, so I loved the book. The relationships that you watch the main character form and strengthen are really touching. I love the reason for the book's name, which is of course discovered as you read. Susan Meissner is a great writer.
Feb 12, 2013 rated it liked it
After being Jilted at the altar Daisy struggles to "get over it".

I really like Susan Meissner. Engaging plot without any questionable content. I don't read much in the adult fiction arena for that reason but with Susan Meissner it isn't a concern.
Susan Vance
4.75 stars
This book blessed my heart. The characters became real as the story unfolded. The struggles of the people in the book to grow and change were interesting. I smiled, I cried, I was happy when things worked out.
Dec 13, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult
Well-written, interesting enough to keep me engaged...but why must a girl's broken heart always be fixed by the love of a man? That's not entirely fair, as in this book Daisy does seek healing in God's love, but for once I'd like there to be a happy ending without a romance. Call me crazy.
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Not sure I'll be finishing this one. Picked it up by mistake at the library.

Well, I did finish it, and that is all I have to say.
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-z-2016, read-2016
"Time isn't what heals all wounds, Harriet. It's love that heals". Another wonderful book by Susan Meissner.
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

Unlike Meissner's other books I have read, this book was very specific in its references to God, prayer, Christian spiritual influences in the protagonist's life, etc. All of her books have been very clean and I have felt comfortable recommending her writing, however this book may not be for everyone.

Very clean, sweet love story but of all the Susan Meissner books I've read (nine total), this was my least favorite story line. I do look forward to reading her new book, "A Bridge Across
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story will stir your heart

Wow! To think I almost stopped reading this story. A refreshing romance written with a unique voice that I admit took a bit to get used to, and I am glad I did. This book sends a message of God's love that resonates with the climax of the story; few authors can do that with success and that's why I'm giving this book an exceptional rating.
Karen Gemind
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute little story with a happy ending. I liked the characters, even Harriet. But it seemed that the letters to Harriet were repetitious of the previous narrative. And that got a little monotonous for me.
That said, this is the 3rd book I've read of Susan Meissner and I will be starting Secrets of a Charmed Life this afternoon. I like her style and stories, and the absence of vulgarity.
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Such a funny, clean romance. My only critique is that the author just ends the book. Something feels like it's missing at the end. Everything is resolved in the story, but it doesn't feel that way.
Kathleen Cochran
This is not the one of Meissner's to read. Secrets of a Charmed Life and Fall of Magnolias are both so much better. As a writer myself, I understand you have works that serve to develop you as a writer. This was one for Susan. Move on to her better works.
Mar 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018-books
Biggest waste of my time. Sorry I finished it.
Melodie Graber
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the book. It wasn't my favorite of Susan Meissner but still a good read.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Quick romance style beachy read. Didn't really think it was that interesting. Disappointing, considering I enjoyed "Secrets of a Charmed Life" and "A Fall of Marigolds"...
Sally Westfall
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Gave it up. Too slow.
Mary Ann
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun read with a heart.
I picked up this book expecting it to be the same old repeated theme: jilted bride gets jilted by groom and suddenly find love after a couple months of therapy. Well, believe me, it's not that kind of theme.

Daisy is a 29-year old woman, who one year ago ten days before her wedding, her fiancé Daniel told her that he couldn't go through with the wedding. Daisy then opens a shop call Something Blue to try to sell her dress and is still in the process of self-healing and understanding what happen t
Gayle Cappelluti
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was not one of my favorite Meissner books, though it was an enjoyable read. I think I was put off by the degree of repetitiveness in the story, as the main character, Daisy, keeps a journal, which she writes in fairly religiously, so the reader watches her behaviors as they unfold, then reads her journal entries chronicling those very same behaviors, followed by the response of her personified journal, "Harriet", who discusses Daisy's behavior as the voice of reason. (I hope I am not confu ...more
Daisy's finance walked away from her ten days before the wedding. Daisy is constantly questioning herself. She worries about her behaivor and other people's reactions to her all the time. She even writes to a secret non existent advisor she calls Harriet. Then she writes Harriet's answers. she also has a mother who is always trying to fix her up with dates she doesn't want to date.
Part comedy, part romance, the characterization in this book is very good. Daisy has many friends, runs a used dress
Elaine Patnode
I thought I would like this book more than I did. I fell in love with the premise right away. What a great idea to open a bridal shop in Uptown Minneapolis that sells used (or sometimes unused) wedding dresses, with a little blue silk heart blessed by Daisy's friend Father Laurent, sewn inside. I'm not sure when it all started to feel wrong. How did this smart, business-savvy woman turn into a hopeless mess that thinks she can't find happiness until she falls in love with the right man? I really ...more
Feb 29, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: faith, romance
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Apr 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A good book. Before the story opens, a young woman, Daisy, was jilted by her finance so she opens a second-hand boutique that sells bridal gowns. However, she cannot bring herself to sell her own gown. Her shop is on the main floor of a small apt. building, which she also manages. She keeps a history on every dress she sells and she sews a blue satin heart into each one, which has been blessed by a priest. Daisy keeps a journal where she "talks out" all her choices and decisions. The characters ...more
Apr 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Loved it. This is the second book by Susan Meissner that I have read and I think she is a wonderful story teller. Her characters have depth, I get pulled into the story and don't want to put the book down. Blue Heart Blessed was wonderful and speaks of Gods' love for us in a way that isn't preachy but very real. Daisy's journey to finding love once again is captivating from beginning to end. This is a book that I borrowed from the library but I now want to buy so I can read it ...more
Jul 07, 2010 rated it liked it
What's a girl to do with her wedding dress when she gets jilted 10 days before her wedding? She starts a new life by opening a consignment shop for used wedding dresses. Add "something blue" by having your neighbor, a retired Episcopal priest bless a little blue heart to put in each dress. Such is the case with Daisy, who we get to know layer by layer through Susan Meissner's beautiful writing. Great Book. My favorite part is that Daisy has a journal named Harriet, that writes back to her... sor ...more
Jul 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
A romance, but not just another romance. It tells of hurt, dissappointment and the struggle to get back on your feet and be able to let a new relationship find you. I have to admit I appreciate Christian authors who allow relationships with God to be part of their character's lives. I think since those relationships are such a big part of my life I feel like something is missing when the topic is avoided in most novels. Good, safe read where I learned something about appreciating the people arou ...more
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Susan Meissner was born in San Diego, California, the second of three. She spent her childhood in just two houses.
Her first writings are a laughable collection of oddly worded poems and predictable stories she wrote when she was eight.

She attended Point Loma College in San Diego, and married her husband, Bob, who is now an associate pastor and a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves, in 1980. When sh
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