Secrets Of A Charmed Life

Author by : Susan Meissner
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime... Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart. 1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...


Summary Of Secrets Of A Charmed Life

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Description : Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner | Summary & Analysis Secrets of a Charmed Life is the story of how two young sisters survived World War II in London.In 2015, at Stow-on-the-Wold in the English countryside, Kendra Van Zant, a history major, interviews ninety-three year old Isabel MacFarland. Kendra quickly realizes Isabel is not her subject's real name, nor is she ninety-three. Isabel, a well-known artist, tells Kendra the tale of two young girls living in London just before the beginning, in the spring of 1940, of the strategic bombing campaign by the Germans against London that became known as the Blitz. The story centers on fifteen year old, Emmy, and seven year old, Julia... This companion to Secrets of a Charmed Life includes:Summary of the bookCharacter AnalysisA Discussion on Themesand much more!


Summary Of Secrets Of A Charmed Life By Susan Meissner Conversation Starters

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Description : Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner: Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.


Trivia On Books Secrets Of A Charmed Life By Susan Meissner

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Description : Trivia-on-Book: Secrets of A Charmed Life by Susan Meissner Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! A story of two sisters, Emmy and Julia, The Secrets of a Charmed Life takes us through the Blitz in England during WW2. Emmy is a fifteen-year-old with dreams of becoming a designer of wedding gowns, but fate has something else in store for her. When she abandons her little sister during the war in order to show her designs to a renowned designer, she loses everything. The war starts that day, and the sisters are separated. Is Emmy able to forgive herself? Does Julia survive, and can she forgive her sister? The book deals with the themes of redemption and forgiving yourself for your mistakes. The Historical Novel Society praised the work as being both "emotional and impressive." You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Secrets of A Charmed Life by Susan Meissner that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: - 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author - Insightful commentary to answer every question - Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group - Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!


Summary Of Secrets Of A Charmed Life Trivia Quiz For Fans

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Description : Summary of Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.


Secrets Of A Charmed Life A Novel By Susan Meissner Conversation Starters

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Description : Secrets of a Charmed Life: A Novel by Susan Meissner | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: A 7-year-old desperately wants to keep her sister and does what she thinks is right. A 15-year-old is determined to take responsibility for her growth and development and does what she thinks is right. A mother, father, sister, and brother all do what they think is right; and one fateful night, the sky explodes and a blitz of bombings that lasts for weeks begins. The repercussions of that night—the pain, loneliness, loss, regret, and death—play out over 20 years… Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner is a beautifully written tale of life’s choices and their consequences. Readers come face to face with how small actions create lasting ripples that ebb and flow through time, and eventually, everyone has to face their choices. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and its world come alive, and even after the last page of the book is closed, the story still lives on, inciting questions and curiosity. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into this world that continues to lives on. These questions can be used to… Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Secrets of a Charmed Life. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.


Secrets Of A Charmed Life A Novel By Susan Meissner Trivia On Books

Author by : Trivion Books
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Description : Trivia-on-Book: Secrets of A Charmed Life by Susan Meissner Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! A story of two sisters, Emmy and Julia, The Secrets of a Charmed Life takes us through the Blitz in England during WW2. Emmy is a fifteen-year-old with dreams of becoming a designer of wedding gowns, but fate has something else in store for her. When she abandons her little sister during the war in order to show her designs to a renowned designer, she loses everything. The war starts that day, and the sisters are separated. Is Emmy able to forgive herself? Does Julia survive, and can she forgive her sister? The book deals with the themes of redemption and forgiving yourself for your mistakes. The Historical Novel Society praised the work as being both “emotional and impressive.” You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Secrets of A Charmed Life by Susan Meissner that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!


Creating A Charmed Life

Author by : Victoria Moran
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harper Collins
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Description : How Does She Do It? We all know-and envy-women who appear to live "charmed" lives. They seem to unhurriedly and effortlessly manage the whirlwind of their busy lives with grace and poise. Good things happen to them, and their lives are filled with serendipity, joy, and prosperity. But it's not a matter of luck, according to Victoria Moran; a charmed life isn't something that happens to you-it's something you create! In Creating a Charmed Life, Victoria Moran unveils practical, spiritual secrets for expanding your capacity to love, know, and experience a fuller, richer life. Her insight, humor, and unassailable wisdom shine through each page to illuminate the magic in all our lives. Relish the calm Create miracles Nurture your dreams Savor simplicity Invite adventure Nourish your spirit


The Last Year Of The War

Author by : Susan Meissner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Thorndike Press Large Print
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Description : From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen-year-old in 1943--aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her. The Last Year of the War tells a little-known story of World War II with great resonance for our own times and challenges the very notion of who we are when who we've always been is called into question.


As Bright As Heaven

Author by : Susan Meissner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : From the acclaimed author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love. In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters--Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa--a chance at a better life. But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without--and what they are willing to do about it. As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.