Journey Girls.....
.....@ Marigold’s

Friendship Binds Generations Of Women Together

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 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 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.

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.