Marigny Street

Marigny Street

by Annie Rose Welch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490582702
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Pages: 446
Sales rank: 1,227,011
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her writing career began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniacal hair floating above her like lightening bugs falling from the sky. Curious about them, their story, and why they were floating around in her head, she sat down and penned (typed) her first novel, Marigny Street. A dream come true for her, she hasn't stopped writing since. She loves a damn good love story, always has, no matter what the genre. She is particularly moved by imperfect love that in its own unique way is perfect, the notion of love at first sight, soul mates, and things that are generally out of the norm.
When she's not writing she enjoys dabbling in photography and finding new, inspirational music to add to her collection. She currently (still) resides in the big shake (although her southern roots are calling her home) with her husband, daughter, and their two peculiar dogs, Boudreaux and Tabasco (who, call her crazy, bark with an accent).

For lagniappe (a little extra), a virtual cup of café au lait and beignets, please visit Annie's website:

www.annierosewelch.com

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Marigny Street 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: “He had a pirate smile, the kind that you’d mortgage your house for; just to be able to afford the gold teeth in his mouth.” “I waved my arms like helicopter propellers. My hips began to do the hula hoop… The crowd was now staring at me as I dominated the dance floor. His eyes went from cautious to shocked as I abandoned the helicopter hula for the running man and a pathetic attempt at the Roger Rabbit.” “‘If you think about things more than you should, sometimes what you have is ruined because you over-think the things that can’t possibly be real. This’ – he touched my heart and then his ‘-is real. Let’s not ruin it by thinking. Let’s just be.’” “The kiss was slow, warm, and tasted better than any food I had ever put in my mouth.” My Review: I am struggling to gather my opinion on this book, I loved it and a few times I laughed aloud and had to stop reading to wipe my eyes. I reveled in Ms. Welch’s humor and word play. The plot was enjoyable though admittedly outside of my typical fare, as I seldom read religious or paranormal material and this story had elements of both, but oddly those elements were not what bothered me. While I adored the first 75% of the book, I grew increasingly restless and frustrated with the main character and her dithering and angst, and just wanted to give her a slap to the back of the head. But the ending… the ending left me totally conflicted. While it was somewhat of a happy ending, it wasn’t the one I was hoping for. However, I must humbly bow down in reverence to Ms. Welch – she held my attention and has mad skills. More than anything else, I have an overwhelming desire to take a trip to New Orleans and ride a streetcar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* When I read the description of Marigny Street, I was thrilled to be asked to read and review it. The premise sounded promising, and I love discovering new authors. The book started out as a sort of new adult romance, but then quickly became something a bit different. I honestly see why so many people rated this book higher than I did. It deals with some intense issues and finding a way to deal with a loss that seems impossible to overcome. However, the book became a little too over the top for me in regards to the angels/finding your way back to faith. My favorite section is when Annie Rose Welch describes Eva's (the main character) past and what she had been through. This section was so well written that it moved me to tears. I only wish I could have felt this attachment to Evangeline throughout the rest of the book. I was not a fan of Gabriel, despite his background and goodness. I wish this story had been written sans Gabriel and with Eva finding her own way to her husband and family. But, then again, that would be completely different book. I know exactly who I would recommend this book to, but I don't think I would personally continue with this series.
cherigCG More than 1 year ago
I have always wanted to visit New Orleans and this books took me there. It was an emotional journey with beautiful words. I was provided with an ARC for an honest review, however purchased several books as gifts. Eva has been living in a four year void. Her baby was stillborn as her life became. Her marriage is in a separation, no arguing no living just existing. She has a job by the good grace of an understanding boss who is close to the end of his patience. Her family is afraid and stifles her with their concern. Then Gabriel comes to her rescue as she becomes dizzy on the steps of the courthouse. A movie star idol, younger man who talks her into seeing him after he makes sure she is okay. Their time together is a wonder of visiting the real insiders New Orleans with all the places no tourist would see. Their time together is a reawakening for Eva, and a visit back into the real world for Gabriel. This is a story that took my tears and showed me dreams and special people. The words were often poetry in their beauty. While the ending is not a simple one, or maybe the one I wanted it is a fitting end. This is an unforgettable book I hope many will buy and enjoy. Ms Welch is a talented author who deserves an audience. Again, I did receive an ARC for an honest review.
raustin238 More than 1 year ago
*I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review* I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I can't help falling in love with the cover art for Marigny Street. I just want to start by saying that I've never read an author’s note like Ms. Welch’s but it simply took my breath away. Some stories cannot die and it seems that Eva and Gabriel’s story is one of those. That simple note got me so excited to take this journey down Marigny Street. The story opens with a woman named Eva who has suffered some sort of tragic loss which had left her barely keeping her head above water. The loss has caused a separation between she and her husband and although we don’t know the details of the loss, her husband Ansel is giving her an ultimatum to either take him back or divorce him. The decision must be made within the next four days. In walks a charming actor named Gabriel Roberts, who immediately changes the course of Eva’s life. While reading the story, I was really confused over Gabriel’s purpose. Is he an angel that’s come from heaven to save an emotionally dead woman or is he a man that simply wants to win her over and begin a romantic relationship? For the life of me I couldn’t see a resolution to the end of this book. Was Eva to run away with her new love interest and abandon the husband who had waited patiently for her to snap out of her depression for the past two years? That didn’t seem fair at all. There was no way this book could bring a happy ending to everyone. But it did. The ending may have been bitter sweet. But it was still hopeful. I love the way that Ms. Welch ended this story. While I enjoyed the story, there was something about the pace or writing style that could not capture me. Because of this, it took me a little longer than normal to finish the book but overall, I still liked it.
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
This is book one in the Saving Angels series.  I read book 2 and 3 first and then I went back and read book one.  So yes they can be read as a stand alone but when you get to the end ..Book 4 you are going to want to have read all of the books.  I loved this book just as much as I loved the 2nd and 3rd book.  This is Eva and Gabriel's story. Eva lives on Marigny Street, she is married but separated. We learn this rather quickly, she is a little strange and forgets so many things that we take for granted in our everyday life. We later find out it is because she lost her son and she is having a hard time dealing with this. With her whole life falling apart in her eyes that is when she meets Gabriel. She has had dreams of this man at a young age, but it is now when she is older that she meets this man. They are very attracted to each other and spend 4 wonderful dates together, they start to feel things that they didn't expect.  Is this the man that can finally heal all of Eva's wounds? Come on this journey with this couple as they learn what fate has in store for them.  This was a very captivating, amazing story. This author has a way with words that keep you wanting more.  Thank you Annie for a wonderful story. 
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
The book was a gift from the author and Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock for an honest review This book is about a woman, Eva who is lost in her grief and can’t see to figure out how to move forward with her life. She is married to a man who she feels doesn’t understand her. She hates her job. She her baby died before he was even born. Women in her family dream, but not normal dreams. One day she meets a man, Gabriel Roberts. There is just something about him. She trusts him right away, feels connected to him in some way. When she was a little girl she dreamed of a boy with black hair and brown eyes. She loved him and he loved her. Could this be the boy from her dreams. He is a movie star. He feels the same way about her, like he has known her his whole life. She ends up spending 4 wonderful days with him. But can she leave everything behind and have a future with him. I was iffy about this book at first but the more I read the more I loved it. You slowly get sucked in to their story. I felt for her and her struggle to over come and let go in order to be able to move on and have a future with him. She felt old and broken. She couldn’t figure out how this beautiful man could want her over everyone else. There is a giant surprise near the end. I didn’t see it coming at all. I loved it though it that way of oh my god I can’t believe it happened. Now I have to read the second book. It was wonderfully written. I slowly drew you in. I wanted to keep reading to find out what she decided. How he helped her over come her grief, let go and move on.