Febbraio, 1946. La Seconda guerra mondiale è finita, ma il ricordo dei suoi orrori è ancora impresso nella mente di Annaliese Lange, una ballerina tedesca che cerca disperatamente di fuggire da un passato di dolore, e di Simone Devereux, figlia di una spia al soldo della Resistenza francese.
Sognando un futuro migliore, le due donne si uniscono a centinaia di altre spose di guerra europee sulla Queen Mary, per attraversare l’Atlantico e ricongiungersi con i loro mariti americani a New York. La nuova vita negli Stati Uniti si preannuncia luminosa, a patto, però, che i loro segreti, sino ad allora custoditi gelosamente, non vengano scoperti. Perché altrimenti quella traversata, così carica di sogni e di speranze, potrebbe trasformarsi nel peggiore degli incubi…
America, oggi. Alle prese con una difficile scelta da compiere, Brette Caslake visita su richiesta di un vecchio amico la nave museo Queen Mary, il transatlantico che da decenni si pensa sia infestato da misteriose presenze. Ciò che scoprirà sulla nave la porterà a risolvere il tragico mistero di una sposa di guerra, risalente a settant’anni prima. E grazie a questa esperienza capirà cosa vale la pena sacrificare per realizzare i propri desideri…
- ISBN: 8867026127
- Casa Editrice: Tre60
- Pagine: 348
- Data di uscita: 09-09-2021
Books like this one are why I never read the description of books when I pick them up because I was so pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. Brette can talk to 'drifters', people who have failed to pass over after dying and when she goes to visit the Queen Mary she encounters one w Leggi tutto
I have read several of Meissners novels and can honestly say she never disappoints. Her ability to weave past and present together so seamlessly make her novels a joy to read. I was afraid that the paranormal aspect may take away from the story, but it ended up really adding a dimension to it that w Leggi tutto
Note: I'd like to thank Penguin Random House, Berkley Marketing Team, and Goodreads Giveaways for an ARC of "A Bridge Across the Ocean," by Susan Meissner. This book was a complete surprise to me in many ways. When I entered the giveaway, the description of this book did not mention a character that c Leggi tutto
Three women, three stories, three connected lives. Annaliese, Brette, and Simone were connected by WWII and ghosts. A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN takes us from WWII to present day with three intriguing stories. Annaliese was a German girl, Brett was a present-day American who had inherited an unusual gi Leggi tutto
4.5 Stars → Wonderful book! A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN is a lovely blending of ghost story, historical fiction, mystery, and women’s fiction. The story is told from differing points of view in multiple time periods, mainly during WWII, just after WWII ends, and also present day. It may feel a bit dis Leggi tutto
Thanks for Netgalley and my respective publishers. 5 Shining stars. Mind blowing literally........... I've read the description before picking it but eventually I was so delighted. After so many, I loved a book with shining stars. A PERFECT HISTORICAL FICTION. Another book which expression all the emotion Leggi tutto
A Bridge Across the Ocean is an absolutely fantastic book – a true must-read for anyone who likes historical fiction. Susan Meissner creates an intriguing and original cast of characters whose stories intertwine in a clever and unexpected manner. Brette Caslake lives in the present day and ignores h Leggi tutto
I really like susan Meissner books and i did not like this story as much.. That being said in my opinion it would have been better without the whole ghost story part of it. To me it just distracted from the good story line. I still like her writing this was just not one of my favorites .
A blending of historical fiction with a bit of a contemporary ghost story....you are probably thinking how will that work? Let me assure you it works beautifully. Even if you are not a big fan of ghost stories, give this book a chance. The historical story centers on two "war brides"-European women
Annaliese lives in Germany and has a passion for ballet. As WWII approaches, Annaliese continues to dance and garners some unwanted attention. In France, Simone lives with her father and brother. All is well until the Nazis take over, causing her life to take a traumatic turn. Through difficult circ Leggi tutto
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