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The Glassblower (The Glassblower Trilogy Book 1) by [Durst-Benning, Petra]
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Book 1 of 3 in The Glassblower Trilogy (3 Book Series)

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From the Editor

My father once told me that the happiest sound in the world is the chattering of a family gathered together, and from the moment you begin The Glassblower, that cheerful din reverberates off the page. The bustle of a morning in the Steinmanns’ humble home in a mountainside German village opens this heartwarming nineteenth-century tale.

The lovely Marie sings a beautiful song in the yard while fastidious Ruth leaves breakfast cooking on the stove to run upstairs and tear the covers off Johanna, who can’t bring herself to get out of bed. But the idyllic scene is shattered when the girls discover that their beloved father, who raised them on his own, has passed away in his sleep. The tragedy forces these three young women to band together, and they tap their diverse talents to keep their father’s glassblowing business going: creative Marie sits at the furnace shaping ornaments, practical Ruth cuts deals, and Johanna serves as the new head of the household, reminding them of their father and his loving support.

The sisters discover that they learned more from growing up alongside the workshop than they’d realized, and after some trial and error, their innovation in glass makes waves across the Atlantic. All along their path, they are encouraged by recalling their father’s wisdom, and they never forget to keep the joyous family spirit burning around the hearth.

The Glassblower is the first volume in a trilogy. I can’t wait to read more of Petra Durst-Benning’s words, which shine like the refractions of light and color in the hot glass the Steinmann sisters craft so elegantly.

- Gabriella Page-Fort, Editor


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About the Author

Petra Durst-Benning has developed a loyal following for her well-researched historical novels in her native Germany, where she lives with her husband. She has written more than a dozen books, many of which have gone on to be bestsellers. Durst-Benning’s love of the US dates back many years. She visited frequently as a child and developed a passion for American bestsellers, which went on to inspire her own writing career in later years. The Glassblower’s English-language debut is, in many ways, the fulfillment of a girlhood dream.


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  • File Size: 3128 KB
  • Print Length: 498 pages
  • Publisher: AmazonCrossing (November 1, 2014)
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HVG6WGM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,540 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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