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Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner has spent her lifetime as a writer, starting with her first poem at the age of four. She is the award-winning author of The Shape of Mercy, White Picket Fences and many other novels. When she’s not writing, she directs the small groups and connection ministries at her San Diego church. She and her pastor husband are the parents of four young adults.

Susan Meissner: ONE RING, TWO WOMEN

(September 1, 2010)
Christa Banister
In Susan Meissner’s novel Lady in Waiting (WaterBrook Press), Jane Lindsay is forced to pick up the pieces and start over again after her husband of 22 years bails on her—something she’s not quite sure how she’ll do. When Jane finds an antique ring with her name inscribed on it in Latin, well, her curiosity leads to an intriguing journey that not only reveals the ring’s origins, but her own strength in the midst of trials.

“When I wrote The Shape of Mercy a couple years ago, I found I really enjoyed dovetailing a contemporary story with a historical event,” Susan tells FamilyFiction. “History is always a looking glass—it reflects back to us what we revere as timeless. For Lady in Waiting, I blended the story of a modern woman, emotionally shipwrecked after her husband leaves her, with the true story of Lady Jane Grey, who was queen of England in the 16th century for just nine days. Both women seemingly were in situations where they couldn’t choose their own destiny. Of course, things aren’t always what they appear. Not then, and not now.”




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