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A seahorse in the Thames
Meissner, Susan, 1961-
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Eugene, Or. : Harvest House Publishers, [2006]

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285 pages ; 22 cm
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In 1995, Susan Meissner was working as a part-time reporter for a county newspaper. In 1998, she was named editor of the Mountain Lake/Butterfield Observer Advocate, the town's weekly paper. The paper was named the Best Weekly Newspaper in Minnesota by the Minnesota Newspaper Association in 2002. She retired later that year to write her first book, Why the Sky is Blue, which was published in 2004. Her other books include The Girl in the Glass, The Shape of Mercy, In All Deep Places, and A Fall of Marigolds.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Christian novelist Meissner (A Window to the World; Why the Sky Is Blue) introduces the Poole family, who were happy once upon a time until, teenage daughter Rebecca was left with permanent brain damage after a car accident; the parents divorced, and Dad remarried a little too soon. Daughter Priscilla's anger propelled her across the Atlantic Ocean, and she has stayed in England ever since. Priscilla's twin, Alexa, has been left to hold things together as best she can she visits her mom regularly, makes nice with her dad's new wife and checks in weekly at the group home where Rebecca's been stashed. But the Pooles' fragile equilibrium is shattered when Alexa has a health scare, and, if that's not troubling enough, Rebecca disappears, leaving behind only a mysterious note. Was she kidnapped? Did she leave of her own free will? Rebecca's disappearance sets in motion a series of events that will change the Poole family forever, either drawing them closer together or tearing them apart. Throughout, the dialogue is a tad stilted, and Alexa's romantic interest in her handyman distracts from the central emotional thrust of the novel the tension and possible reconciliation among various family members. Still, the characters are well-developed and the plot moves along briskly. Fans of Jamie Langston Turner will enjoy this inspirational novel. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved