A Fall of Marigolds

A Fall of Marigolds
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN: 045141991X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fall of Marigolds Book Excerpt:

A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of As Bright as Heaven and The Last Year of the War. 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. What she learns could 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. But a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf may open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life. “[Meissner] creates two sympathetic, relatable characters that readers will applaud. Touching and inspirational.”—Kirkus Reviews

A Fall of Marigolds

A Fall of Marigolds
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN: 1101625546
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fall of Marigolds Book Excerpt:

A beautiful scarf connects two women touched by tragedy in this compelling, emotional novel from the author of As Bright as Heaven and The Last Year of the War. 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. What she learns could 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. But a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf may open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life. “[Meissner] creates two sympathetic, relatable characters that readers will applaud. Touching and inspirational.”—Kirkus Reviews

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 0698197844
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard Book Excerpt:

In this novel from the acclaimed author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War, two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship. Los Angeles, Present Day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie.... Los Angeles, 1938. Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood after her dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and lands a job on the film-set of Gone With the Wind. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. Audrey’s zest for life and their adventures together among Hollywood’s glitterati enthrall Violet...until each woman’s deepest desires collide. What Audrey and Violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, and their lives, far into the future. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

Lady in Waiting

Lady in Waiting
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN: 0307458849
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady in Waiting Book Excerpt:

Love is a choice you make every day. Content in her comfortable marriage of twenty-two years, Jane Lindsay never expected to watch her husband, Brad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him, or the course of events that follow Brad’s departure. Jane finds an old ring in a box of relics from a British jumble sale and discovers a Latin inscription in the band along with just one recognizable word: Jane. Feeling an instant connection to the mysterious ring bearing her namesake, Jane begins a journey to learn more about the ring—and perhaps about herself. ~ In the sixteenth-century, Lucy Day becomes the dressmaker to Lady Jane Grey, an innocent young woman whose fate seems to be controlled by a dangerous political and religious climate, one threatening to deny her true love and pursuit of her own interests. As the stories of both Janes dovetail through the journey of one ring, it becomes clear that each woman has far more influence over her life than she once imagined. It all comes down to the choices each makes despite the realities they face.

White Picket Fences

White Picket Fences
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0307458334
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Picket Fences Book Excerpt:

When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm–and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn’t seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn’t expect her arrival will affect him much–or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams unbeknownst to anyone else. Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away. Will Tally’s presence blow apart their carefully-constructed world, knocking down the illusion of the white picket fence and reveal a hidden past that could destroy them all–or can she help them find the truth without losing each other?

Marigold

Marigold
Author: William G. Howard
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 1665702613
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marigold Book Excerpt:

In the year 2270, the Lyceum Mechaniska laboratory has produced androids—part robot, part human—called “InOrganics.” Marigold is one such creation, built with the purpose of assisting individuals who have experienced emotional or physical trauma. However, Marigold has been acting strangely, even aggressively. When Marigold is accused of murder, she is in danger of being terminated. Despite what scientists believe, she is innocent of her crimes and is now on a mission to stop a virus from being released and adhere to the last words of a dying man by finding “the Pink Bunny.” Detective Chabox Brignadoc has long been suspicious of Lyceum and the company’s behind-the-scenes behavior. Brignadoc must determine if Marigold is actually guilty of murder or if she’s the victim of conspiracy. In an adventure that spans two continents, both Marigold and DCI Brignadoc are in a race against time to expose a deadly secret that could change the face of humanity forever.

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0736919155
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sticks and Stones Book Excerpt:

Lawyer Rachael Flynn receives an unsigned, heart-stopping letter: "They're going to find a body at the Prairie Bluff construction site. He deserved what he got, but it wasn't supposed to happen. It was an accident." When the body is uncovered, Rachael and Detective Will Pendleton discover that the fifteen-year old victim, Randall Buckett, had been buried twenty-five years before. Is the letter writer and the killer the same person? Why would someone speak up now? And why are they telling Rachael?

As Bright as Heaven

As Bright as Heaven
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 0399585982
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As Bright as Heaven Book Excerpt:

From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War comes a novel set during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, telling the story of a family reborn through loss and love. In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters—Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa—a chance at a better life. But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without—and what they are willing to do about it. As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison
Author: Carmen Gillespie
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2012
ISBN: 161148491X
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toni Morrison Book Excerpt:

Toni Morrison's wooded and verdant clearing, a central trope in her novel Beloved, is the model for this book. The collection is a distinctive review, examination, and (re)discovery of Morrison's work and cultural impacts as defined by emerging and acclaimed artists, scholars, and public figures.

A Turbulent Voyage

A Turbulent Voyage
Author: Floyd Windom Hayes
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 686
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780939693528
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Turbulent Voyage Book Excerpt:

This anthology is designed to introduce the reader to the contours and content of African American Studies. The text and readings included here not only impart information but seek as their foremost goal to precipitate in the reader an awareness of the complex and changing character of the African American experience--its origins, developments, and future challenges. The book aims to engage readers in the critical analysis of a broad spectrum of subjects, themes, and issues--ancient and medieval Africa, Western European domination and African enslavement, resistance to oppression, African American expressive culture, family and educational policies, economic and political matters, and the importance of ideas. The materials included in this anthology comprise a discussion of some of the fundamental problems and prospects related to the African American experience that deserve attention in a course in African American Studies. African American Studies is a broad field concerned with the examination of the black experience, both historically and presently. Hence, the subjects, themes, and issues included in this text transcend the narrow confines of traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. In selecting materials for this book, Floyd W. Hayes was guided by a developmental or historical approach in the general compilation of each section's readings. By doing so, the author hopes that the reader will be enabled to arrive at a critical understanding of the conditions and forces that have influenced the African American experience. A Collegiate Press book

Marigold

Marigold
Author: James Hershberg
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 936
Release: 2012-01-11
ISBN: 0804783888
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marigold Book Excerpt:

Marigold presents the first rigorously documented, in-depth story of one of the Vietnam War's last great mysteries: the secret peace initiative, codenamed "Marigold," that sought to end the war in 1966. The initiative failed, the war dragged on for another seven years, and this episode sank into history as an unresolved controversy. Antiwar critics claimed President Johnson had bungled (or, worse, deliberately sabotaged) a breakthrough by bombing Hanoi on the eve of a planned secret U.S.-North Vietnamese encounter in Poland. Yet, LBJ and top aides angrily insisted that Poland never had authority to arrange direct talks and Hanoi was not ready to negotiate. This book uses new evidence from long hidden communist sources to show that, in fact, Poland was authorized by Hanoi to open direct contacts and that Hanoi had committed to entering talks with Washington. It reveals LBJ's personal role in bombing Hanoi as he utterly disregarded the pleas of both the Polish and his own senior advisors. The historical implications of missing this opportunity are immense: Marigold might have ended the war years earlier, saving thousands of lives, and dramatically changed U.S. political history.

A Sound Among the Trees

A Sound Among the Trees
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN: 0307458865
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sound Among the Trees Book Excerpt:

A house shrouded in time. A line of women with a heritage of loss. As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past. When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there. With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle must sort out the truth about Susannah Page and Holly Oak— and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love.

At Home on Marigold Lane

At Home on Marigold Lane
Author: Debbie Mason
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2022-09-27
ISBN: 153870899X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At Home on Marigold Lane Book Excerpt:

USA Today bestselling author Debbie Mason delivers a touching romance where one woman gets a second chance with her first love. True love deserves a second chance. For family and marriage therapist Brianna MacLeod, moving back home to Highland Falls after a disastrous divorce feels downright embarrassing. Bri blames herself for missing the red flags in her relationship and worries she’s no longer qualified to do the job she loves. But helping others is second nature to Bri, and she soon finds herself counseling her roommate and her neighbor’s daughter. Bri just wasn’t expecting them to reunite her with her first love . . . Caleb Scott knows his failed marriage has been tough on his stepdaughter, so he’s grateful she’s found someone to confide in . . . even if it’s Bri MacLeod. Seeing Bri brings up feelings he’d thought were long buried. He knows it’s not the right time for either of them to be rekindling a relationship, but being with Bri feels right—like coming home. He’ll just have to convince her that risking her heart again might give them exactly what they both need . . . a second chance.

Marigold s Marriages

Marigold s Marriages
Author: Sandra Heath
Publsiher: Belgrave House
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-02-10
ISBN: 161084940X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marigold s Marriages Book Excerpt:

Marigold Arnold was cheated out of her inheritance by a forged will declaring her marriage a sham. Her name in tatters, and her son declared illegitimate, she had lost everything. But Lord Avenbury was under threat of a druidic curse which would see him dead within the month, so he offered marriage to the widow. Then all sorts of strange thing started happening… Regency Romance Paranormal by Sandra Heath; originally published by Signet

Magic for Marigold

Magic for Marigold
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic for Marigold Book Excerpt:

Marigold Lesley is an imaginative young girl whose father died before she was born. She grew up at her paternal relatives' estate, Cloud of Spruce. Marigold's family includes her loving mother, steely Young Grandmother, shrewd Old Grandmother, her Uncle Klondike who is a former sailor, and her Aunt Marigold, a doctor who saved Marigold's life as a baby. These people made Marigold's life mostly pleasant and carefree, but she nonetheless had her share of adventures, fancies and troubles, many related to the peculiar environment she grew up in. The book relates Marigold's seemingly incurable jealousy of her father's first wife, Clementine, an encounter with a Russian princess, several attempts to be "good"' and a surprising cooking triumph._x000D_ Content:_x000D_ MAGIC FOR MARIGOLD_x000D_ THE ALPINE PATH: THE STORY OF MY CAREER (Memoirs of Lucy Maud Montgomery)_x000D_ Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels with Anne of Green Gables, an orphaned girl, mistakenly sent to a couple, who had intended to adopt a boy. Anne novels made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Most of the novels were set in Prince Edward Island, and locations within Canada's smallest province became a literary landmark and popular tourist site.

MAGIC FOR MARIGOLD Children s Book Classic

MAGIC FOR MARIGOLD  Children s Book Classic
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-05-28
ISBN: 8026865073
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MAGIC FOR MARIGOLD Children s Book Classic Book Excerpt:

Magic for Marigold and Jane of Lantern Hill

Magic for Marigold and Jane of Lantern Hill
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN: 1473344883
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic for Marigold and Jane of Lantern Hill Book Excerpt:

We bring together these two novels by L. M. Montgomery, in one volume for you to enjoy. Magic For Marigold is a tale of a young girl, living with her family at their home named Cloud of Spruce on Prince Edward Island. Marigold is an imaginative girl who has plenty of adventures and fantasies growing up, many with her eccentric playmate, Sylvia! A book full of beauty and magic, not to be missed by fans of L. M. Montgomery. Jane of Lantern Hill is the story of an unsatisfied girl living with her mother, aunt and cranky old grandmother in Toronto, Ontario. Jane had always believed her father dead, but one day discovers he is alive and living on Prince Edward Island. When Jane eventually gets to meet her father and spends a summer on the island at Lantern Hill, she believes life couldn’t get any better than that. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on 30th November 1874, New London, in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Her mother, Clara Woolner (Macneil), died before Lucy reached the age of two and so she was raised by her maternal grandparents in a family of wealthy Scottish immigrants. In 1908 Montgomery produced her first full-length novel, titled 'Anne of Green Gables'. It was an instant success, and following it up with several sequels, Montgomery became a regular on the best-seller list and an international household name.

Magic for Marigold

Magic for Marigold
Author: L.M. Montgomery,General Press
Publsiher: GENERAL PRESS
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2022-08-26
ISBN: 9354993958
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic for Marigold Book Excerpt:

First published in 1925, ‘Magic for Marigold’ is a novel by L.M. Montgomery, a Canadian author best known for a collection of novels, essays, short stories, and poetry beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. In this story, the author beautifully weaves four short stories together into an amazing plot. None of the bizarre Lesleys can agree on what to call Lorraine’s baby. Lorraine secretly likes the name Marigold, but none among the varied aunts, uncles, grandmothers, and cousins would ever agree to such a fanciful and outlandish name as that. When the baby becomes ill and is saved by a kindly doctor, the family wants to name her after him. And his name is Marigold! A child with such an unusual name is destined for adventure. It all begins the day Marigold meets a girl in a beautiful green dress who claims to be a real-life princess.

Magic for Marigold by L M Montgomery Delphi Classics Illustrated

Magic for Marigold by L  M  Montgomery   Delphi Classics  Illustrated
Author: L. M. Montgomery
Publsiher: Delphi Classics
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2017-07-17
ISBN: 1786567520
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic for Marigold by L M Montgomery Delphi Classics Illustrated Book Excerpt:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Magic for Marigold’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of L. M. Montgomery’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Montgomery includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Magic for Marigold’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Montgomery’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Critical Life of Toni Morrison

The Critical Life of Toni Morrison
Author: Susan Neal Mayberry
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2021
ISBN: 1571139346
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Critical Life of Toni Morrison Book Excerpt:

The first book to trace the critical reception of the great African American woman writer, attending not only to her fiction but to her nonfiction and critical writings.