Thursday, April 03, 2008

Book Review: "Blue Heart Blessed" by Susan Meissner and Book Giveaway!

I'm giving away a brand new copy of today's book! Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winner on Thursday, April 10. Good luck!

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)

33 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:49 PM

    This book sounds really intresting I would love to win this one
    anx5_family@yahoo.com

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  2. I've always wondered about the stories behind wedding dresses. Were the ladies who wore the dresses happy, sad, indifferent, conflicted? This sounds like a great book.

    ~HeartsongChica on PBS

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  3. Anonymous12:33 AM

    Sounds like a great book I'd love to read. Thanks so much for offering these books. aliadam from FR

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  4. Sounds like a lovely story!

    Please enter me :)

    jojo_777 (at) hotmail.com

    Jo

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  5. Anonymous6:20 AM

    I just read about this book in CBC catalog and it sounds like a great book. I would love to read it. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Jo
    ladijo40 (at) aol (dot) come

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  6. This sounds like a great book! Would love to win it - FR ID hugbandit7 or hugbandit7@gmail.com

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  7. Anonymous9:50 AM

    You have some of the best books, Deborah. This one sounds like a great read. Thanks

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  8. I haven't read this one and would like to. Please include me. Thanks!

    MJ

    cherryblossommj(at)gmail[dot]com

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  9. This book sounds lovely. Please include me in the contest. Thanks.

    stacey_dale[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  10. I've heard a lot of praise for Susan's books, and would love to win a copy of "Blue Heart Blessed." Thank you for the opportunity.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  11. Anonymous3:58 PM

    Sounds good - count me in!

    pagarrison[@]valornet[.]com

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  12. This is a book that is on my wish list so I would love to win a copy.

    cherierjatyahoo.com

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  13. I have never read any of Susan's books and this one sounds pretty cool, so please put my name in the drawing.

    Thanks,
    Stormi
    ladystorm282001 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Please enter me in the drawing. This sounds interesting. Thanks!

    Ginnie
    vmstokes(at}verizon[dot)net

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  15. Please add me
    thanks
    Ingrid

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  16. Anonymous12:13 PM

    please enter me in the contest.

    lisa d.

    ldneuhof@hotmail.com

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  17. Carla1:39 PM

    Would love a chance to win the book, please enter my name. :o)
    ~Carla (Pioneerheart on PBS)

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  18. Here's hoping I'm "blessed" to win this book.

    hawkes@citlink.net

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  19. Anonymous3:21 PM

    This book sounds right up my alley. I would love to win this one! Pat
    worldwonder8th@verizon.net

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  20. Put my name in the hat, too, please! :o) It sounds wonderful!

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  21. Your review makes it sound like a "must read"! Please enter me--thank you!

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  22. I would love to win this book. This sounds like my favorite kind of book. A book full of hope and a possibly promising future. Please enter my name into your drawing.

    Thanks,

    nerakdunbar[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  23. I love Susan Meissner's books. This one sounds just as great as the rest.

    pleblanc_1 at charter dot net

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  24. Hello, You make this book sound so delightful. I love a book that takes me into it! They just tried to have a new tv show on about a huge hotel in California where a lot of quirky people lived. They had their own community in this hotel/apartments.
    Please enter me in your drawing. I really appreciate it! Many thanks,
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  25. This looks like a absolute darling book and I'd love to be entered...

    Janna
    ryanx6 at msn dot com

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  26. this looks so cute, :)
    kt_dug@yahoo.com

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  27. I was just reading description of Blue Heart Blessed on PBS last week, so when you posted to the swap that it was this week's book, I had to try for it.

    I had never heard of this author, so I will be trying to find her books at the library, since you think so highly of her.

    I'll have to explore your blog looking for new authors!

    Thanks!

    SunnyOK on PBS

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  28. would love to nosh on this story...
    if i'm blessed to win email me at kristybee05@bellsouth.net

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  29. Anonymous12:40 PM

    Please enter me.
    Marilyn Martin
    Fmartin816 (at) comcast(dot)net

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  30. Please consider me when you choose who will receive this book.
    smilingsal55@yahoo.com

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  31. Sounds good. Please include me.
    mamakane at yahoo dot com

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  32. Thank you for letting us know about another terrific title. I'd love the chance to win :)

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  33. Sounds like a great book and I would love to added to the list of names being drawn.

    Thanks! Carolyn
    prairierose5811 [at] yahoo.com

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