The book goes between the lives of two ladies, Clara (1911) and Taryn (2011), whose stories are linked by a scarf of marigolds. Clara is a nurse on Ellis Island and she first comes across this scarf while nursing back an immigrant man. The scarf belonged to his wife who died of scarlet fever on the boat they arrived. Taryn is a widow of a victim in the 9/11 attacks and she first comes across this scarf, the day of the attacks and it helps save her life. The stories of both characters have heart break but end with a chance to future happiness.
This was another great read. A nice mental break from the day to day work grind.