From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love.
On Sale: February 6, 2018
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Women's Fiction Historical
In 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 daughters--Evelyn,
Maggie, and Willa--a chance at a better life.
But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu
reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims
more than 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
without--and 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.
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