Journey Girls…..@Marigold’s is an unforgettable story about the power of women and their life-long friendships. Helping and healing, these women discovered a mystery last year which unfolded in modern-day Savannah.
Meghan Kingston, an Interior Decorator, opened Marigold’s, an interior design business complete with a classroom and complemented with an antique shop and garden. Marigold’s is a business that she opened after her husband Jack died ten years ago in a tragic accident. Ellie Hall inherited Annabelle’s Bakery from her grandmother and expanded the business to include a trendy breakfast café. Meg and Ellie have been friends since they wore their Brownie uniforms to troop meetings in second grade.
Anna, Ellie’s daughter, is an amazing, spirited young girl who is wise beyond her years. She is an art student at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), which perfectly matches her vibrant personality.
Jenny Thompson from Indianapolis was attending a writing conference in Atlanta when she decided, on a whim, to drive the three hours to Savannah to buy her mother, Karen Ashland, a birthday gift from her mother’s childhood hometown. She intended to buy a beautiful vintage cake stand to display her mother’s seventieth birthday cake, but Jenny discovers much more than a birthday gift in Savannah; she also discovered a story that forged friendships and careers out of tragedy.
Miss Kate, well, she was a delightful surprise to everyone.
And then there is “Lovey,” the little girl ghost who wears a pink sundress, pigtails, and the half-heart gold necklace. She appears so often in Meg’s mirrors that Meg isn’t sure if she still lives there or just loves to visit.
Journey Girls…..2…..In the Garden, takes place one year later and is the continued journey of these special friends and their ongoing friendships. John Franklin, Jr.—“JFJ”—was released from prison after serving ten years for the death of Jack in a traffic accident. His first stop last year was to apologize to Meghan, but it also started a chain of events.
Denton Owen Carter—“DOC”—is an ER physician who happened to meet Meg at Marigold’s when he stopped to do an errand. They soon discovered that he also happened to be one of the doctors on duty the day of Jack’s death.
Mary Ann arrived in Savannah last year after Stella, her sweet mother, died suddenly from a stroke. She discovered several surprises, all good, including new friends at Marigold’s and Annabelle’s. It has been a big decision, but the right one, to return to her childhood home instead of selling it. Meg is helping her to renovate the space so not only can she call it home again, but so she can move her child psychology practice from New York to the space that her mother formerly used to tutor school children.
Lovey, the much-loved little girl ghost in all of Meg’s mirrors, is actually Patty. She is loved by everyone involved in this incredible life journey.