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Marigny Street

(Saving Angels #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  194 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Do you believe in the power of dreams?

Way down south on Marigny Street in the heart of New Orleans, the land of Catholic intercessions, 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 futur
ebook, 444 pages
Published July 1st 2013
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Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, reviewed, beta
Back a few months ago I was asked if I would beta read a story, and I agreed. Possibly one of the best decisions I had made in a while. What I got was the almost final version of a yet unpublished novel, and I was transported. My initial words from my notes to the then unpublished author were "Your writing is lyrical and poetic, and the rhythm of the words fits beautifully into that patois that is so New Orleans, with the tempo of the music in the streets always playing in the background." Not a ...more
DJ Sakata
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 r
Lori Clark
Oct 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, magical
This isn't exactly "New Adult," but I felt the need to read it anyway. I have a problem reading books when I can't pronounce the title or the name of a character. I stumble over the name in the book every time I come to it in a sentence. So, not wanting to spend the whole book stumbling, I sent an email to the author and asked her, just how do you pronounce "Marigny?" She very graciously replied that the "G" is silent and it's a bit like Melanie only with an "r." Think Mare-a-nee. (I hope I got ...more
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
Wow.. This story was sooooo different. I have been so fortunate to read such original stories lately... This story was just whimsical and deep and heart wrenching but hopeful at the same time... Evangeline and gabriel. What an amazing Luv story.... I for one really believe in destiny, and I Luv how destiny played in this Luv story... And I can not wait for the second book!!!
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this story...the entire journey until the end. Therefore, I will not be reading the sequel. I loved how it all had some meaning, but the way it ended and the way it will move forward is not for me.
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Where to start and what to say? Marigny Street was so unexpected in the best possible way.

Evangeline Chenier is barely functioning on a day to day basis as she's burdened with her past. Grieving the death of her son and feeling suffocated, rather than gaining comfort from her closest loved ones, she escapes through her dreams and a boy she sees within her subconscious. Believing that one day she will meet her angel.

Gabriel Roberts has Hollywood eating out of his hands but the young Irish actor i
Maddie  M1RiH
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this book September 19th
Marigny Street by Annie Rose Welch I had the opportunity to read this book for a honest Opinion And Boy what a surprise I got, I've never read or heard of Author Annie Rose Welch before I just stepped back into the world of the Unknown and was looking for books to take me out of this world and to find out this book was a series and You can get them already I thought I was reading a New release, I'm so excited to have this chance to dive into the unknown with this
Amanda (Good Choice Reading)
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I’ll be honest, there are a lot of themes in Marigny Street that aren’t typically my cup of tea. It deals with loss, angelic beings, and ooey gooey romance. All of these things are a far cry from what I usually enjoy, but something about Marigny’s cover made me want to give it a shot.

I’m glad I did! There was one chapter that I really connected with for reasons that I wouldn’t discuss even if they weren’t spoilers, and I think this set the precedent for my enjoyment of the rest of the novel. It
Stephanie  Mae
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dreams do amazing things. Sometimes they give us escape, sometimes they give us clues, and other times they leave us baffled.
I was given a copy of Marigny Street to review and I must say I was very surprised. I did not know what to expect as this is a new to me author. I am very pleased to now be a fan. I will say that this book kept me captivated and the writing keeps you ‘in the book.’ You will feel like you are walking through a dream yourself, even though it can be a touch dark. You will f
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Marigny Street has left me speechless and emotionally spent. I had a hard time getting into Marigny Street at first, but then it gripped me and just WOULD NOT let me go. I suspect the book will stay with me for a long time to come; it was incredibly poignant and thought provoking.

Both characters were complex, believable, and not so different from people I know in real life. I loved Gabriel almost immediately but struggled a little with Eva and her grief, maybe because it hit somewhat close to ho
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
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
Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Eva (Evangeline) dreams, she has dreamt her whole life and she hasn’t always liked it. M re (grandma) tells her not to be afraid, her dreams are special and the good ones can come true. Eva doesn’t like it when her dead aunt visits her dreams, but when she meets a young boy “her angel” who saves her, her dreams suddenly aren’t so bad. She and her “angel” are meant to be together if only they could find each other.

This book was very interesting but I had a hard time getting in to it at first beca
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(The author gave me a copy of this book for an honest review)... OMG! I have found another new-to-me favorite author! ... This 5 star must read was both heartwarming and heart-wrenching! ... It grabbed my attention from the get go & held me hostage throughout the whole book! ... It made me happy yet sad at times playing tag with my emotions:o ... I loved the characters & the rich descriptions of New Orleans that made me wish I was there with them! ...There were times I even cried which is very r ...more
Copy Received for Honest Review.

When I received a copy of Marigny Street, I was a little apprehensive at first as the blurb didn’t sound like anything I had read before so although intrigued I wasn’t sure whether I would like the story or not…how wrong could I be!

Evangeline Chenier, is suffering her own nightmare of emotions day in day out swallowed up in grief after losing her son, separated from her husband, and stuck in a dead end job going nowhere she feels she is stuck on a merry go round
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Evangeline is a disenchanted 30-something women who's life has been one big spiral down hill. She was once a free spirited girl who believed in the magic of the world and lived every moment with gusto.

Just another Friday at work and the usual pressures of paperwork to sort and deliver. Evangeline finds herself worn out and collapses from a severe sugar low. A knight in shining armor, Hollywood movie star, Gabriel Roberts, comes to her rescue. It is from this point that Eva's life takes a 180 deg
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
This book enchanted me from the quotes at the beginning. It is honestly a beautiful story.

It pulls you in to a really quite magical place, yes, it's incredibly soppy (for my tastes) but it's undeniably beautiful.

I just felt though, WHAT?! When it ended at 81%!! There was a huge twist, that I don't want to reveal but then it sort of just ended. What happens to them next?! It meant that I was kind of dismayed when the preview for the next book was for a entirely different story and cast

Anyway, t
Samantha LaFantasie
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I beta'd this book.
I beta'd this story and loved it. It gripped me on a number of levels. One is because I was a woman who experienced a loss of a child. Though my loss wasn't as extreme as Eva's, it was still painful and the hurt and thoughts were very powerful. That's the other thing about Eva. She was real. All the characters were real. The weather was real. New Orleans was a character herself. The story was alive to me. It was as if I lived the story as I read. There was a very surprising t
Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Hauntingly beautiful.
Patricia Daigle
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tootise
Gives great descriptions that you can put yourself in the book. Shows that there is always hope, don't dwell on the negative, try to look to the future. Can really relate to the story!
Trisha ❊ Devoured Words
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Wow. Wow. Such a beautiful book. Wow.

Review to come!!
Juliana Botha
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I’ve read by this author and I can honestly say that it will not be the last.
At first I thought that this book was going to be your old boy meets girl, they fall in love kind of story but it really wasn’t. This book was more, much more.
There were real funny bits, a lot of nostalgia storytelling and the plot was great and soon you’ll fall in love with these characters and this story plays out in New Orleans and as many know or so I heard this place is full of mystery, ma
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Marigny Street is a beautifully written book about love, life, loss, dreams, soul mates and magical encounters that include a touch of God, angels and faith. It's unlike any other book I've read. As the reader you never quite know what is real and what is not. It takes you on a weekend journey in the life of Evangeline Chenier, a woman who is hanging on to sanity and existence by a thread.

When Evangeline meets Hollywood heart throb Gabriel Roberts by accident she finds herself caught up in a wee
Melanie Cline
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazingly transcending love story!!

I started reading Welch's work a bit out of order. Like..the beautiful years series was what drew me in to Eva's story.......didn't realize this series even existed (or that it came first) But I am Glad it does. I love the intensity she brings to a romance novel! Every book I have read as not disappointed in the love department. Eva's story is one of laughter, heartache, and a love that transcends everything, even time itself. The way she writes is just
Ellen White
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eve is barely exsisting , a job she dislikes, and separated from her husband. The emotions are deep, as well as the lost of a son, she seemed like one, just trying to survive. With her husband, he misses being home,his wife, and it’s killing him. For these two the emotions and scars are hurting them. She has a gift, of her dreams, will that help with decisions. The ending was unusual, she had made a decision. Different then what I thought how it would end.
I'm not a big chick lit reader, but I enjoyed this book. New Orleans is one of my favorite places so Welch's vivid descriptions were easily visualized. Eva and Gabriel's whirlwind romance is fun and light until the twist at the end that kind of left me going, "HUH?". But all in all it was a fun easy read.
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She had a dream while she was going but in the end after a hard life she has lost her faith. Then a star comes for a tour of the city she finds he was from her dreams. Now she needs to take a chance. Will she go with him? What will happen? See what she will do

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Definitely different.
It is mix of live and dreams, Like magic of New Orleans, that you may question reality.
Eva and Gabriel story is interesting and engaging.
I did enjoy reading

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a unique wonderful book. I really enjoyed how the author describes love in a unique way. I loved the details and descriptions that she describes so well. I liked the main characters and the plot. It is a great book!
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fantastic story

This is not the kind of book I would read. I usually like murder mysteries. And this book is nothing like a murder mystery. A young woman with a troubled life that met her angel....
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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 passion for writing began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniac ...more

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