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As Bright as Heaven doc ↠ Library Binding ñ eyltransferservices º ⚣ [PDF] ✅ As Bright as Heaven By Join or create book clubs ✰ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War comes a novel set during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 telling the sFrom the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War comes a novel set during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 telling the story of a family reborn through loss and loveIn 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 daughtersEvelyn Maggie and Willaa chance at a better lifeBut just months after they arrive the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America As the pandemic claimsthan 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 withoutand 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 My three star rating is for the interesting portrayal of the Spanish Flu epidemic and the impact that it had on a Philadelphia family The thoughtful research into this period of history and the author’s use of a funeral home as front seat perspective for this plague made for a generally solid story but there were some huge clunkers in this book that made me roll my eyes than once and reduce my rating For me the story scope should have remained focused on the family’s experience with the flu We didn’t need the clunky romances with the barely fleshed out suitors one stolen from the storyline of “The Best Years of Our Lives” and the other from “Jane Eyre” We definitely didn’t need the unbelievable coincidence in the asylum and the fourteen year old in the speakeasy was too much of a distraction The Spanish Flu itself lent enough intensity to make this novel readable and memorable As it is I’m glad to be done with it

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From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War comes a novel set during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 telling the story of a family reborn through loss and loveIn 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 daughtersEvelyn Maggie and Willaa chance at a better lifeBut just months after they arrive the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America As the pandemic claimsthan 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 withoutand 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 While I like the way the author writes and have enjoyed many of her other books I had a hard time with the funeral home setting of this book Meissner did a very good job developing the characters and brought them to a reasonable conclusion It was interesting to learn a bit about the funeral home business and the Spanish Flu epidemic in Philadelphia in 1918 so I’m glad I read it

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As Bright as HeavenFrom the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War comes a novel set during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 telling the story of a family reborn through loss and loveIn 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 daughtersEvelyn Maggie and Willaa chance at a better lifeBut just months after they arrive the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America As the pandemic claimsthan 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 withoutand 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 This book is a thoroughly researched fictional account of a family drama during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic It has a really well written plot with complex situations that bring out moral uestions and motivations This book is about major life decisions and love lasting ideals real love vs the idea of love and the entwined family life in a large familyThe characters are well rounded and their developmemt is uite spectacular The three sisters are really blossoming during their youth and become accomplished young ladies despite the psychological traumas they each carry with themselvesI loved this book to the core the way it made me uestion current events and the way it made me feel It is a super addictive read and it sticks to you I have been reflecting on it for a few days already and I still have it fresh in my mind Highly recommended to fans of historical fiction and family dramas