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
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
Journey Girls.....2 .....in the Garden
Family, Friends, Forgiveness and Futures
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
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.
Journey Girls.....3 ..... Traveling To Indy
Forever Connected Through Hearts and Highways
Journey Girls…..3…..Traveling to Indy, takes
place one year after the marriage of DOC and Meg,
the death of Miss Kate, and the addition of beautiful
baby Katherine Elinor who is fondly called “Katie.”
Anna and JFJ are seeking love and approval from
family and friends as they advance their relationship.
Life has taken many twists and turns for everyone,
but especially Meghan. As she stands at her farmhouse
sink looking out the window, she watches DOC
pushing Katie in her baby swing hanging from the
old oak tree. She sees the bright sun reflecting off of
his wide gold wedding ring. She wonders, is this a
dream? No, she quickly tells herself. The nightmares
of years past, of Jack’s death, of surviving the pain
and grief, are over. She walks out through the garden
full of color and fragrance to DOC and Katie, as big
strong hands circle her shoulders. Baby kisses, jabber,
teething rings, and wedding rings are new blessings.
Meg and Ellie are each thriving in their businesses
and as always, in full support of each other. Meg has
developed Marigold’s to include additional Interior
Design classes to complement her ever-growing
consulting business. Grandma Annabelle would be
so very proud of Ellie, who has taken the famous
Annabelle’s Bakery to now include a trendy café. The
breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu is very much the
hit of Savannah.
Anna has a new project and she is happily painting
a mural on Katie’s walls and sparkling stars on her
ceiling that will glow in the dark. She has taken her
“godmom” role very seriously and she is totally in
love with baby Katie.
Lucy has a new friend. A new princess now shares
everyone’s attention and occasionally crawls toward
Lucy’s water bowl, spilling it.
Life is full of family and friends, and then the
unthinkable, unbelievable, unexplainable happens
when Jeff arrives in Savannah.