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A Fall of Marigolds
A Fall of Marigolds
Author: Susan Meissner
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, ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451419910
ISBN-10: 045141991X
Publication Date: 2/4/2014
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: NAL Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
Members Wishing: 151
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I enjoyed this book very much and it is written similiarly to those of Sarah Jio where the past connects to the present. You switch back and forth between the two time periods and two different characters but are tied together by a piece of fabric - a silk scarf of Marigolds. This book has it all, unconditional love, strength to go on, and historical insights of Manhattan. I enjoyed it and definitely recommend to others.
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At times emotionally overwhelming, a woven thread of character stories that tore at my heart and then proceeded to put it back together again A Fall of Marigolds is sure to impact lives and remind readers of what they have to be grateful for.

Set between two American tragedies in 1911 and again on 9/11 there were scenes throughout the book that were so emotionally evoking that I almost wanted to set the book down and breathe a different breath of air. I was taken to the streets of Manhattan on both of these tragedies that tore at my heart.

Clara and Taryn are two women, separated by one hundred years and yet tied together with this piece of cloth, a scarf that has seen them through some of the hardest points of their life. While the story has much going on within our characters, there is a tremendous level of hope. The story is told so both spectrums are well balanced and I found I didnt want to put the book down. I wanted to find out what happened to these women that came alive on the page.

This novel is written for the secular market, but one no less powerful with a story line that I think will connect with so many readers. It takes a great deal of emotional energy to write an emotionally impactful story and that was certainly accomplished within this novel.

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author and publisher for my copy to review.
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