A Fall of Marigolds
by Susan Meissner
Paperback- $14.32

A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of A Bridge Across the Ocean ...

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  "A Fall of Marigolds" by jojgates (see profile) 01/09/15

The fact that the main character mourned over a would be love (someone she barely spoke to) for a year was unconvincing to me. She seem to be a weak person until the end of the book where she uncharacteristically took on every problem and whirled her way to a solution. Too long, too unbelievable. I liked the idea of the marigold scarf tying two separate tragedies together. For me this book was just ok.

 
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  "Compelling and thoughtful story." by MShorts (see profile) 05/07/15

 
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  "Great" by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 07/10/15

I really loved this book. Could not set it down. I would love to read this for book club and get everyone's perspective on the emotional issues.

 
  "Love leads us to our perfect place" by Ttundidor826 (see profile) 09/29/15

My favorite quote: \\\\\\\"The person who completes your life is not so much the person who shares all the years of your existence, but rather the person who made your life worth living, no matter how long or short a time you were given to spend with them.\\\\\\\"

 
  "A Fall of Marigolds" by gnarley (see profile) 01/27/16

This book is very engaging. Characterization is superb. It is one of the best books i have ever read.

 
  "A Fall of Marigolds" by sdriscoll3 (see profile) 04/13/16

I enjoyed this book very much. I never knew much about Ellis Island and found Clara's story very interesting. The author did a great job intertwining the two stories brilliantly using the scarf.

 
  "A Fall of Marigolds" by polishchick811 (see profile) 05/11/16

Author Susan Meissner does an amazing job of building her fictional characters in this book. If I did not know this was fiction, I would of thought that these characters were real.

The intersection of their lives seemed possible/plausible.

I appreciated Ms.Meissner's historical research (which was used) to define each character from their time era. Actual historical events were woven in.

The two main characters are from different generations. Past and present. There is a common thread of love, hope and healing. I found myself turning the pages to see where each story was going next.

I became invested in both Clara and
Taryn from the start. I wanted to know their story.
I haven't been "pulled in" to a book in this way for a very long time.

Of special relevance is the connection to Ellis Island. Specifically, the dreams and hopes of all of the immigrants that have come to our great country in hopes of a better life.

We all came from "somewhere".

This book served as a wonderful reminder of the amazing journey of life.

We can be challenged in ways we think we can not rebound from. We find strength. We surprise ourselves.


 
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  "A Fall Of Marigolds" by bcarroll (see profile) 09/13/16

Enjoyable read, at least for the first 2/3 of the book. Then the woman in the past, Clara, carried on a little too much of the "Pity Myself" thing. The rest of the book was pretty good and highlighted the Ellis Island Hospital and Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of the early 1900s.

 
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  "A Fall of Marigolds" by Scolern19 (see profile) 01/15/17

Awesome from the start. Loved the Story very well written.

 
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  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 01/24/19

Interesting and believable enough.

 
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  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 06/08/19

I enjoyed the book. Love the way the author wove the two stories together. Her portrayal of life on Ellis island is probably very accurate. I had a problem with Clara’s love story although I could see how she felt after the fire.

 
  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 06/11/19

Lovely, intertwining two separate love stories

 
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