Blog Tour: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Spotlight + Giveaway!

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A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Published by NAL Trade
Pub Date: February 4th 2014
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback | Genres: Adult
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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?

“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 bestselling author of True Sisters

Today I’m happy to offer you guys a treat! Thanks to Penguin you have a chance to win a copy of A FALL OF MARIGOLDS!

About the Author

Susan Meissner was born in San Diego, California, the second of three. She spent her childhood in just two houses. Her first writings are a laughable collection of oddly worded poems and predictable stories she wrote when she was eight.

She attended Point Loma College in San Diego, and married her husband, Bob, who is now an associate pastor and a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves, in 1980. When she is not working on a new novel, she is directing the small groups ministries at The Church at Rancho Bernardo. She also enjoy teaching workshops on writing and dream-following, spending time with my family, music, reading great books, and traveling.

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13 Responses to “Blog Tour: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Spotlight + Giveaway!”

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    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m curious to see clara and taryn’s lives will be connected through the scarf.

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    Jaquelyn S

    I love reading books about different times, I am looking forward to reading how their lives are connected through the scarf and how they healed through tragedies. Thanks!

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    I think it will be interesting to read how the scarf connects/finds it way to one woman to the other.

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    Judy Cooper

    I am always interested in any book that you write and this sounds like another great one. Thanks you for the chance to enter.

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    I like reading inspiring stories and stories that tell how people heal in the wake of a tradedy

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    Laura Kay

    I love when novels have two stories in two time periods :) I love watching the coming together of the past to current day and being surprised.

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