Also the owner of: http://silversolara.blogspot.com I enjoy reading historical fiction and mystery. I live in Pennsylvania and am a retired business teacher.
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 gift, and Simone was a French girl who fell in love with an American during WWII.
Even though ghosts appear in this novel, the ghosts are what connects the present to the past for the three main characters. It isn't a major theme, but a good one. The paranormal aspect didn't detract from the wonderful, detailed story line.
The characters were all ones that you couldn't help but sympathize with and love.
Annaliese's story was my favorite simply because of the mystery surrounding her.
Brette's story was interesting even though I am not interested in paranormal, but her ability to see spirits added another layer to the book and made connections between characters.
Simone's story was sweet, sad, and very plausible.
What I enjoyed was learning about the RMS Queen Mary that was first used as a war ship then a ship that brought WWII European brides back to America to be united with their husbands.
A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN is another truly enjoyable, emotional book by Ms. Meissner.
The final pages and revelations are marvelous...loved the book. 5/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.