Giveaway: A FALL OF MARIGOLDS by Susan Meissner

I have gotten pitches lately for SO MANY BOOKS that look really good. As a result, I’ve been on a review copy spree. It is an embarrassment of riches at my house. Books everywhere. I don’t know how I am going to get to a tenth of these books. Sigh.

Well, at least I can write about them, even if I haven’t read them yet. Then you guys can read them! And, in some cases, I can give them away.

Here is my first giveaway for February:  A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner. The synopsis from Penguin:

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?

I like the construct of this book and definitely have it on my TBR list.

If you’d like to win a copy of A Fall of Marigolds, leave me a comment here. I will pick a winner a week from today, February 19th. Thank you to Penguin for providing this giveaway!


  • Michelle Ebersman
    February 13, 2014 - 12:04 am | Permalink

    Looks like a good one!

  • February 13, 2014 - 12:14 am | Permalink

    This sounds right up my alley. Would love to win!

  • Susan
    February 13, 2014 - 7:26 am | Permalink

    This sounds so interesting – I would love to read it!

  • Pat B
    February 13, 2014 - 8:10 am | Permalink

    Sounds like a great beach read!

  • February 13, 2014 - 9:53 am | Permalink

    I’d like to be counted in for this one.

  • ellie
    February 13, 2014 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    This book is delightful and special. Thanks.

  • Amy Fullmer
    February 13, 2014 - 11:09 am | Permalink

    Would love a copy!

  • February 13, 2014 - 11:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway – please enter me.

  • anne
    February 13, 2014 - 11:18 am | Permalink

    I am captivated with this novel. Many thanks.

  • Linda Kish
    February 13, 2014 - 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds interesting.

  • Lindsay
    February 13, 2014 - 2:31 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this. It sounds like a good one!

  • Marian
    February 13, 2014 - 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I would love to read this book. I adore historical fiction. Hope I win!

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  • Suzy
    February 14, 2014 - 12:31 am | Permalink

    I’m seeing this book everywhere. Please count me in!

  • February 14, 2014 - 1:26 pm | Permalink

    This sounds really interesting and compelling. Of course I love that the setting is in my back yard! Please enter me in your giveaway!

    And I trust your opinion of books since I’m reading The Realm of Last Chances by Steve Yarbrough right now. It’s great and a little weird (which I love) and so much more. I’m looking forward to your opinion and the other book club participants!

    I finished The Year We Left Home by Jean Tompson a couple of weeks ago. You told me a couple of years ago what a great book this was. And you were right, I should have read it sooner. But I enjoyed it and thought it was riveting.

    Thank you, Gayle!

  • Elisabeth
    February 16, 2014 - 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Sounds intriguing! I know if you picked it, it will be a great read!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • February 17, 2014 - 3:12 pm | Permalink

    I love books like this, have two story lines during two different periods and merge them! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • February 18, 2014 - 11:03 am | Permalink

    I love all Meissner’s books. Would love to read this one too.

  • Kelly S.
    February 19, 2014 - 11:03 am | Permalink

    I have loved books forever and was so excited when I came across your web site! I love so many of the books you have reviewed and would love to read this one as well. Thanks for all your marvelous posts!

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  • Dianne
    February 22, 2014 - 7:05 am | Permalink

    sounds like an interesting story – please enter me in your giveaway. I’ve already added it to my “to read” list whether I win it or not! thanks!

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