Today we want to spotlight Susan Meissner’s newest release A Fall of Marigolds. Please take a moment to read about the book, and then enter to win a copy!
Blurb: A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away….September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?
Find out what people are saying about it! : “Like the golden threads of a scarf sprinkled with marigolds, Susan Meissner weaves two unspeakable New York tragedies—the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and 9/11—into a shimmering novel of love and acceptance. Meissner’s heroines, Clara and Taryn, live a century apart, but their stories are connected not just by a bright scrap of fabric but by love lost. A compelling novel, A Fall of Marigolds turns fate into a triumph of spirit. – Sandra Dallas, New York Times best-selling author of True Sisters
“Susan Meissner knits the past and the present with the seamless skill of a master storyteller. A beautifully written, moving novel that had me gripped from the first page.” -Kate Kerrigan, bestselling author of Ellis Island
“A FALL OF MARIGOLDS is a transportive, heartwarming, and fascinating novel that will resonate with readers in search of emotionally satisfying stories connecting past and present, and demonstrating the healing power of love.” ~Erika Robuck, bestselling author of Call Me Zelda
“A FALL OF MARIGOLDS deftly weaves a story of love and loss between Ellis Island in 1911 and Manhattan on 9/11. Rich in details the tableau of the immigrant hospital on Ellis Island takes the reader back in time to when millions of hopeful newcomers landed in New York with the dream of becoming citizens….An inspiring story of hope and the belief that with tomorrow comes a new day full of promise. – Lorie Conway, author of Forgotten Ellis Island