“Meissner’s prose is exquisite, and she is a stunning storyteller.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review


A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN: World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for a German ballerina desperate to escape her past and the wronged daughter of a French Résistance spy. The two women join hundreds of other European war brides aboard the RMS Queen Mary to be reunited with their American husbands but their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom, changing everything. Seven decades later, a young woman who can see ghosts encounters the war brides’ tragic past aboard the now famously haunted ocean liner. Will the quest to right an old wrong bring Brette the clarity she needs to find her own happiness?

“I was utterly spellbound, beguiled, swept up in this ghostly mystery.”–Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

“…a fascinating read that will keep you up well into the night.” – Rebecca Cochran, Historical Novels Review

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STARS OVER SUNSET BOULEVARD, set in the golden age of Hollywood, is the story of two studio secretaries who become best friends while working on the set of the most iconic film ever produced, Gone with the Wind...

“Susan Meissner deftly casts a fascinating friendship between two complex women against a glittering 1930s Hollywood backdrop. You will love this book for its very human characters and for its inside look at one of the greatest movies ever made.” – New York Times bestselling author Marisa de los Santos.

“Beautifully simple yet impactful” Romantic Times, 4 stars

“A lovely, well-crafted story that peeks at a fascinating moment in cinematic history and examines the power and vulnerability of sincere friendship.” – Kirkus Reviews

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