Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Blog Tour: Only the Beautiful


I read Susan Meissner's As Bright as Heaven a few years ago and absolutely adored it. I thought the novel was so powerful and moving as it focused on the 1918 flu pandemic in Philadelphia. Her latest novel, Only the Beautiful, I hear is just powerful and will tug on your heartstrings. It's a novel about WWII, a family saga, and a story of survival. 

I am part of the Berkley's blog tour today showcasing Only the Beautiful, which comes out today! Let me know if you add it to your spring TBR list. 

Learn More About the Novel:

Only the Beautiful by Susan Meissner
Pub. Date: April 18, 2023

Goodreads says, "California, 1938: Sixteen-year-old Rosanne is not like other girlsshe has synesthesia, which means that she can see colors when she hears sound. Rosanne has experienced this gift for as long as she can remember, and it makes her daily life more interesting. But she’s promised her mother that she will tell no one, for fear that others won’t understand. When Rosanne’s parents are killed in a car accident, she is sent to live with their employers, the owners of a vineyard. Her sadness becomes too much to bear, and Rosanne confides in the man who took her in, and they become closeto devastating consequence. It’s not long before Rosanne ends up pregnantand she is sent to a place where unspeakable things happen to her…Austria, 1947: The second world war has ended, but Helen Calvert’s grief has yet to abate. As a nanny to a special needs child, she has witnessed firsthand the horrors wrought by Adolf Hitlerand she is ready to return home to the United States, where she can leave the memories of war behind her. But when Helen arrives back in California, she is shocked to learn about what happened to Rosanne, the vinedresser’s young daughter who she knew before the warand how the tragedies she faced in Europe have reverberated back home…."


You can purchase your own copy of Only the Beautiful at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Bookshop. You can learn more about Susan Meissner by visiting her website and connecting with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

So, are you a fan of Susan Meissner? Is Only the Beautiful on your TBR list? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.


  1. I would be interested to know how these two storylines intersect!


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