No Turning Back: A Novel

by Joanne Wilson Meusburger

Genres: Fiction, History

ISBN: 9781620202432

336 pages

Price: $14.99

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In 1898, Alex Meissen, son of a wealthy Austrian bureaucrat, falls in love with beautiful Katy Thannen, the household maid. Forbidden to marry, Alex devises a plan for them to sail to America to begin a new life together. When the plan fails, there is no turning back. Alone in New York City, Katy faces a devastating dilemma. If Alex finds her, can they start over considering the secret she now bears?


Published in Christian magazines and newspapers, Joanne Wilson Meusburger has developed and marketed a line of greeting cards. She also co-authored Hope for Hurting People (Whitaker House) which has been translated into seven languages. Her memoir “Farm Girl” was serialized in the Palimpsest, Iowa’s once popular history magazine and condensed in the Goldfinch, the State Historical Society of Iowa’s publication for children. Joanne lives in Charlotte, North Carolina where she and her husband, Bill, enjoy volunteer work and eight of their ten grandchildren.