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You'll Feel Blessed After Reading this Book
Daisy is a romantic. She owns a secondhand wedding boutique that sells old wedding dresses to new brides. In her shop, one can find out the story behind the dress they are buying and learn about the love story the dress helped to create. But there's one dress she won't sell - the dress she was supposed to have been married in. There the reader enters Daisy's world where she lives in a remodeled old hotel with several delightful and interesting characters. From Father Laurent who blesses the hearts tucked in the wedding dresses to Roaslina who helps out with the dresses and cooks a neighborhood Sunday dinner, they help to bring life and happiness to Daisy. She herself is still getting over her heartbreak when Father Laurent's recently divorced son enters the scene. What will it take for two hurting souls to find forgiveness and love again?
Susan Meissner has become one of the few authors that not only must I immediately go out and get her newest book but every book has been a winner. In her latest work, Meissner has produced an absolute gem of a story that I fell in love with from the beginning. The characters in this book become real to you. Reading this book was like entering Daisy's world and becoming part of her life. The story is so detailed and character driven. I loved her letter writing to Harriet. I think there's a Harriet inside everyone of us that says what we wish could have said at that moment. I would love to read a whole book just based on Daisy and Harriet's letters. I really felt for Daisy throughout the book. Being jilted by the person you love is an awful experience. The pain she went throughout the whole story is something I myself could relate to. Therefore I was rooting for her during the whole story hoping for a happy ending. I wish I could be part of this little community. I would love to rent a room in the refurbished hotel and eat dinner with the gang on Sundays and help out in the bridal shop. If only books could really come to life! This book is such a refreshing read from all the hard, edgy stuff that is out there today. This book however is not a light fluffy read. It's a story that will open your heart and stay with you long after you've finished the last page. HIGHLY recommended.
Blue Heart Blessed by Susan Meissner is published by Harvest House (2008)