Susan Meissneris a former managing editor of a weekly newspaper and an award-winning columnist. She is the award-winning author ofA Bridge Across the Ocean,Secrets of a Charmed Life,A Fall of Marigolds, andStars Over Sunset Boulevard, among other novels.
Praise for A Fall of Marigolds
"Weaves a compelling tapestry of past and present, of love and loss and learning to love again, of two women connected through time in a rich and unique way."-Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours
"Like the golden threads of a scarf sprinkled with marigolds, Susan Meissner weaves two unspeakable New York tragedies-the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and 9/11-into a shimmering novel of love and acceptance. Meissner's heroines, Clara and Taryn, live a century apart, but their stories are connected not just by a bright scrap of fabric but by love lost. A compelling novel, A Fall of Marigolds turns fate into a triumph of spirit."-Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author of True Sisters
"Meissner has crafted a thoughtful story about lost loves and times past, illustrating how quickly disaster can take away what we hold most dear, and how ultimately we must move forward with hope in our hearts."-Margaret Dilloway, bestselling author of The Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns
"A transportive, heartwarming, and fascinating novel that will resonate with readers in search of emotionally satisfying stories connecting past and present, and demonstrating the healing power of love."-Erika Robuck, bestselling author of Call Me Zelda
"Susan Meissner knits the past and the present with the seamless skill of a master storyteller. A beautifully written, moving novel that had me gripped from the first page."-Kate Kerrigan, New York Times bestselling author of Ellis Island
"Deftly weaves a story of love and loss... an inspiring story of hope and the belief that with tomorrow comes a new day full of promise."-Lorie Conway, author/producer of "Forgotten Ellis Island"
"Susan Meissner has written a courageous novel, moving with great insight between the haunting parallel stories of two women trying to recover from the losses of a terrible fire in 1911 New York City and the unforgettable fall of the twin towers on 9/11. An uncommon celebration of the human spirit in the face of unspeakable tragedy, A Fall of Marigolds is a beautiful reminder that although life is perilous, love is a powerful healer."-Kimberly Brock, 2013 Georgia Author of the Year and author of The River Witch