Brighten the Winter Doldrums with our Book Lover’s Author Event!

Susan Meissner, best-selling author

The Council of Friends of Lancaster County Public Libraries and Aaron’s Books will host best-selling author, Susan Meissner on Tuesday, February 6th at 6:30 pm at the Bent Creek Country Club, Lancaster County.   Meissner is making a repeat appearance since her 2017 visit proved to be so popular with readers.  Her current visit celebrates the launch of her latest book, As Bright As Heaven. Tickets are $30.00To purchase tickets, visit Aaron’s Books, 35 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543. Tickets may also be ordered online at   Aaron’s Books will offer a $10 discount on the purchase of her NEW book if purchased at the event.   Proceeds from this event will raise funds for the Council of Friends of Lancaster County Public Libraries.

Library Fundraiser

As Bright as Heaven

It was during Fall 1918 when Pauline Bright’s husband is made heir to his uncle’s very As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissnersuccessful Philadelphia funeral home, they move to the city optimistic that they can now give their three daughters—Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa—a wonderful, carefree life. Just months later, however, the Spanish Flu descends, turning their lives and the world around them upside down. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst tragedy and challenges, Pauline and her daughters learn what they cannot live without—and what they are willing to do about it.

“Strong, resilient, and determined to make their way in a changing world, Meissner’s characters step off the page and into history.”—Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

“With stunning prose and keen detail, Meissner has deftly created a heady mix of love, politics and survival…A must read!”—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale

About the Author

Susan Meissner is the critically-acclaimed author of 20 novels. Her engaging stories feature memorable characters facing unique and complex circumstances, often against a backdrop of historical significance. A multi-award winning author, her books have earned starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and BookList. Prior to her writing career, she was a managing editor of a weekly newspaper in southwestern Minnesota.  Her novels include A Bridge Across the Ocean; Secrets of Charmed Life, a Goodreads finalist for Best Historical Fiction 2015; and A Fall of Marigolds, named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014. A California native, she attended Point Loma Nazarene University.

She enjoys teaching workshops on writing, spending time with her family, reading great books and traveling. Susan makes her home in the San Diego area with her husband Bob, a pastor and chaplain in the Air Force Reserves. They are the parents of four adult children.

When she’s not working on a novel, Susan writes small group curriculum for her San Diego church. Visit Susan at, on Twitter at @SusanMeissner, or at

The Council of Friends

Established in 2000, the award-winning Council of Friends of Public Libraries is made up of volunteers who are avid readers and are committed to promoting reading countywide. The group has organized and hosted author events that have featured best-selling authors for the past 16 years.  In 2010, they formed a partnership with Independent Bookstore Aaron’s Books in Lititz that brings authors to Lancaster County while they travel on their national book tours.

Visit to order tickets!

$30 Ticket includes author presentation and light refreshments.

Susan Meissner’s new book and her previous titles will be available for sale by Aaron’s Books at the event!

Aaron’s Books will offer a $10 discount on the purchase of her NEW book if purchased at the event.   Proceeds from this event will raise funds for the Council of Friends of Lancaster County Public Libraries.

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