Blue Heart Blessed

Blue Heart Blessed

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by Susan Meissner
     
 

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Daisy Built a New Life By Giving “Rejected” Wedding Dresses a Second Chance at Love.

Daisy’s heart was broken when the man she loved — and trusted — jilted her, almost at the altar. That day, there was also a second jilting victim: Daisy’s wedding dress — a luscious concoction of tulle and chiffon that seemed…  See more details below

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Daisy Built a New Life By Giving “Rejected” Wedding Dresses a Second Chance at Love.

Daisy’s heart was broken when the man she loved — and trusted — jilted her, almost at the altar. That day, there was also a second jilting victim: Daisy’s wedding dress — a luscious concoction of tulle and chiffon that seemed to whisper her name when it rustled.

But Daisy’s hope is stronger than the pain of rejection and betrayal she suffered. She opens a secondhand wedding dress boutique, hoping to ease her own pain by giving other “rejected wedding dresses” a second chance to bring happiness. Daisy lovingly sews a tiny blue heart into every dress she sells — a heart blessed by Father Laurent, a retired Episcopal priest.

And then, Daisy must cope with another blow: Father Laurent is felled by a near-fatal heart attack. When priest’s brooding — recently divorced — son arrives with plans to take his ailing father away, a contest of wills begins between two stubborn — and hurting —souls that will ultimately change both their lives.

“Susan Meissner’s strength is making characters so real, you root for them as you welcome them into your life.”—Mary E. DeMuth, best-selling author.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013434349
Publisher:
Greenbrier Book Company
Publication date:
09/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
54,555
File size:
389 KB

Meet the Author

Susan Meissner is the multi-published author of "The Shape of Mercy," named one of the 100 Best Books in 2008 by Publishers Weekly and the ECPA’s Fiction Book of the Year. She is also a speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism, and is the leader/moderator of a local writer’s group, a pastor’s wife and the mother of four young adults.

When she’s not writing, Susan directs the Small Groups and Connection Ministries program at The Church at Rancho Bernardo in San Diego. She also enjoys teaching workshops on writing and dream-following, as well as spending time with her family, listening to or making music, reading great books, and traveling.

Susan says, “I write fiction for the restless reader. I love the power of story to plumb the depths of who we are and Whose we are.”

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Blue Heart Blessed 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Susan. Thanks for an inspirational book. It's so nice to read a book without having to worry what's right around the corner. I hate all the bad language and sex that come with otherwise pretty good books. I won't read them. Thanks, Susan, for keeping your books clean.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Susan Meissner, and wasn't disappointed in this story. Highly recommended.
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ibequeenbee More than 1 year ago
Loved this story so much!! Touched my heart deeply...... I enjoyed this very, very much!!
sh2rose More than 1 year ago
Truly a compelling novel with raw emotions of life's realities. Meissner writes so beautifully that her characters become friends. You wish you could join them.
MuffyAW More than 1 year ago
Blue Heart Blessed is a good read by a fantastic author. I recommend this book, as well as Susan Meissner's others.
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Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Author Susan Meissner has once again offered us a fresh window of perspective through which to view what would otherwise be an ordinary life story. A master at unfolding those life stories through achingly real characters, Meissner manages to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, the mundane into the miraculous. In her gentle, exquisite writing style, Meissner draws us into the funny, whimsical, poignant events of almost-thirty-and-just-jilted Daisy Murien, who has opened a ¿recycled wedding dress¿ shop with the idea that she would one day recover from being left at the altar and sell her never-worn wedding dress to someone who would appreciate it¿and actually wear it. In the process Daisy learns that life¿s true blessings often pop up, like daisies, in the most unexpected places.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
Have you ever discovered that you were dating someone you had strong feelings for and they just didn't reciprocate those intense emotions, only to discover that you were more in love with the idea of being in love than with the person you thought you were in love with? If this rings true to you, then you'll want to read Blue Heart Blessed. Susan Meissner has done it again with this book and created a masterful tale of love and loss, healing and hope, and what to do with the hole in our hearts that we all long to fill. This is such a powerful and fabulous story that it is making my list of top books for 2008! Not only was Blue Heart Blessed deep and thought-provoking, but it also really tugs at your heart strings. The raging emotions Daisy is hammered with, and the soul-searching she experiences, will make an impression on your heart. But once you get through the storm with her you will take away from her life a valuable lesson you can apply to your own. Written in Susan's unique style, Blue Heart Blessed is more touching than fun, but still has a chick lit feel to it. And the main character is one loveable, wacky woman who writes to herself about her troubles, then answers her own questions. Sometimes it's downright funny and other times the insight is quite profound. This book is a keeper, trust me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coolio.