Friday, August 23, 2013

GCR Presents Marigny Street by Annie Rose Welch Blog Tour Stop

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Do you believe in the power of dreams?

Way down south on Marigny Street in the heart of New Orleans, the land of Catholic intersessions, purgatory, and supernatural superstitions, young Evangeline Chenier dreams of a radiant boy who saves her from a storm. She takes the dream seriously – in her family, dreams are sometimes more than dreams. Sometimes they foretell the future. Sometimes they create it.

Years later, Eva is no longer the same wistful girl but a hardened woman who no longer believes in dreams. Losing faith in her gift, she becomes lost in a nightmare of emotion, mourning her son, separating from her husband, and stewing in a dead-end job. And then fate brings her an unlikely surprise: one of the most famous movie stars in the world, Gabriel Roberts.

Caught by something in his eyes, Eva agrees to show him the real Big Easy on his last night in New Orleans—an evening that turns into four dreamy days spent recapturing lost faith and discovering a love neither expected. Realizing Gabriel is the boy from her childhood dream, Eva must leave everything behind—her husband, her family, her history, and the beautiful city she calls home—and gamble it all for the dream that has saved her on MARIGNY STREET.


My Review

5 of 5 Marigny Street

Where do I begin with this review? Lord I have so many things going through my mind. I loved how this story started out with Evangeline having dreams about a boy who saves her from a storm. She is a firm believer in these dreams. Her family has a gift and she believes in it. But as time goes on life takes its toll on Evangeline and she starts to doubt her gift.

Evangeline is married and had a son. She lost her son and now she is in the process of divorcing her husband. Life has made her hard and she is just living her life day to day. She is not sure whether she is coming or going but she knows she needs a change soon or else life will destroy her. Then fate intervenes and sends Evangeline her dream boy.

Gabriel Roberts is a famous movie star that has come to New Orleans for a visit. When Evangeline bumps into Gabriel she decides to show him around New Orleans and what was supposed to be a one day adventure turns into a few days for Gabriel and Evangeline. In these few days Evangeline and Gabriel get close and realize they want to be together. Fate has thrown them together and when Evangeline realizes Gabriel is her dream boy and her dream has come true she will have to decide whether or not to stay or leave and move on to her new life the one she has always dreamed about.

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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:

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