Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Giveaway!

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?

This sounds like such an amazing book I knew I had to share about it! I'm also so excited to be able to give a copy away! This giveaway is for US only and please no Po Boxes.

Make sure to comment and let me know what one item or picture you have that carries a strong memory.





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24 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  2. Sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read it

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  3. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! It's also a book I think my mom would like. She is 91 and it's hard for me to fine books that she would enjoy reading.

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  4. I have read two other books by Susan Meissner and loved them both! Thanks for the chance to win this new book!

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  5. I just sent Susan a picture on Facebook of her novel at my local BN today! Love this cover!

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  6. Would love to win this one....have read ALL of her books and loved them!

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  7. I have a pic of my Mom & I on the couch watching TV from when i was about 8. I have it framed & on the wall. I look at it, and instantly am remembering her laugh...
    book sounds wonderful; love the cover art!

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  8. Hi Laura! I'm just hopping along Susan's blog tour - I'm a book blogger also hosting Susan. I'm not trying to win the prize package - let it go to a reader. I just wanted to stop by to say hello. I've got my cup of tea by my side, enjoying the hop and meeting new people and new blogs. I've really enjoyed reading your book reviews - I've made some notes for my TBR pile. And, of course, I loved reading Susan's book! Hope you're having a great day, Laura. Cheers! - Julie

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  9. My very absolute favorite is the two-Jane story and Lucy should have a follow-up! She was sturdy-steady and a dear friend in Lady in Waiting. My ancestors came through Ellis Island. I am second-generation American born. I would love to win A Fall of Marigolds and the prize basket gifts!
    I have a city directory with my mother's information in it. She died when I was five.
    Thank you for hosting Susan's new book. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  10. I have a necklace of my grandmother's that means a lot to me. Ellis Island has always fascinated me. Can't wait to read this book.

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  11. I have a mother-of-pearl cross my mother gave me shortly before she died (when I was a teen.) It is one of my most prized possessions.

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  12. I have a quilt my grandmother made that I hold near and dear to me reminds me of her

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  13. Love this book and am happy to have found this blog!

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  14. Thanks for the chance, I love the whole idea of this story. Looking forward to reading it. I'm going to go have a look at other work by Susan Meissner.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. The cover totally remind me of Sarah Jio books, and I love those!

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  16. This book sounds incredible! Appreciate the chance to win it.

    I have a funny little Peppermint Patty figure that means a lot to me, as it ties me to childhood memories of my Dad. I actually wrote about it but can't share the link since my entire blog seems to be missing. Aaah!!!

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  17. I would love to win this book. A treasured item I have is an apron that my grandmother made and wore many times!

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  18. This books sounds so good! I would love to read it. I found the research history so fascinating...I would love to one day be able to visit Ellis Island! The one item I have that carries strong memories, is the picture of several wild horses that are in the herd that frequent the area in Arizona that was set aside for them. That is where I chose to spread the ashes of my 17 yr old daughter that passed away due to cancer in 2007. She loved horses and that was her wish from the "Make-A-Wish" foundation...she wanted her own horse. Her wish was granted and she was able to enjoy her horse for about 6 wks prior to passing away.

    debbie(underscore)griffith(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I have a mini photo album filled with snapshots of my first dog. My dad brought him home when I was 4 years old and he left for the Rainbow Bridge the year I turned 18. The memories come rushing back every time I run across that little album and browse through the photos.

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