Saturday, September 22, 2012

"The Girl in the Glass" by Susan Meissner

Florence, Italy - the place Meg is anxiously waiting to visit. This beautiful and historic city holds the promise of living a picture from her grandmother's home. When her grandmother dies, will that end Meg's dream?

Meg works for a travel publishing company and dreams of visiting places throughout the world, although Florence is her number one destination. Her parents are divorced, and though she really doesn't want to, Meg embarks on the journey with her father. But, landing in Florence doesn't bring them together. Instead, she can't even find him. However, she meets a wonderful writer named Sophia, who introduces her to Florence. The story is filled with twists and turns as Sophia not only enables Meg to really see Florence, but as she also weaves a story about the Medici family and it's history. Are there connections from Sophia to the Medici family? Is there any connection between these two women? Will Meg finally meet up with her father? Can this family find a way to escape the divorce bitterness? In this new book by Susan Meissner, the journey is not only a physical one to Italy, but also one of healing for a family, and of acceptance for Meg.

I enjoyed this book very much, and loved the cover. Like Meg, I want to travel to Italy, so this story gave me a little taste. The characters and story were interesting, and the twists and turns kept me reading. I recommend it to readers who enjoy books about travel, family dilemmas, and mystery.

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