May 27, 2021
A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, Tragic Events, New York City
In 2020, I decided to systematically revisit my older review posts and update them. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads. Today, I’m re-sharing a review of the poignant and compelling A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner, a favorite title by this author.
I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.
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“A beautiful scarf with a marigold design connects two women who experience traumatic and personally devastating events almost one hundred years apart. Clara witnesses the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911 in Manhattan while Taryn witnesses the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Both young women suffer loss and experience the effects of PTSD. This is a story of their healing journey and their decision to risk love again.
“Love comes from Heaven. It is given to us not to hold on to or hide from, but to give away.
Love is the only true constant in a fragile world.
Don’t despair. Be happy. Choose hope.
The freedom to love and be loved, though it shook you to your core, made life exquisite.”
Continue here for my full review of A Fall of Marigolds …
Have you read A Fall of Marigolds or is it on your TBR?
Off to check out your review, I have not read this one.
I think you’d like it Carla! Lovely themes!
My library has it, so I am putting it on my “For Later” shelf.
PTSD is hard! Sounds a bit heavy, was it?
It’s actually not that heavy ….but maybe if you had been in NY at that time it might be.
Ooh I just read a nonfict about a fire in a club, this one sounds pretty good!
I knew nothing about the Triangle Fire so it was interesting.
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Read this on your recommendation Carol– and then also a couple other of her books. Satisfying historical fiction. thanks for all your great book tips!!
You’re welcome Rhonda! Have you read her newest, Nature of Fragile Things?
This one sounds really interesting! I remember reading about the triangle fire in school.
I hadn’t heard of it so it was all new to me! It’s interesting that the events were 100 years apart and both had people jumping from windows 💔
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