And through it all, the waverley sisters must search for a way to hold their family together through their troublesome season of change, waiting for that extraordinary event that is First Frost. From the new york times bestselling author of garden spells, lose yourself in Sarah Addison Allen's enchanting world and fall for her charmed characters in this captivating story that proves that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story.
First Frost: A Novel #ad - Now a new york Times bestseller Two magical sisters. One cranky apple tree. It's october in bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. With each passing day she longs more for a baby -- a namesake for her wonderful Henry. But this year, first frost has much more in store. Claire waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley's Candies.
Garden Spells: A Novel Waverly Family Book 1Bantam #ad - And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy—if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom—or with each other. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden.
. The waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Their history was in the soil. In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it.
Garden Spells: A Novel Waverly Family Book 1 #ad - Even their garden has a reputation, and its edible flowers, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, imbued with special powers. Bonus: this edition contains excerpts from Sarah Addison Allen's First Frost and The Girl Who Chased the Moon. Meanwhile, evanelle, her elderly cousin, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear.
. In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. They are the last of the waverleys—except for Claire’s rebellious sister, Sydney, abandoning Claire, who fled Bascom the moment she could, as their own mother had years before.
The Peach Keeper: A NovelBantam #ad - But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn.
The blue ridge madam—built by willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal. Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the passions and betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover the truths that have transcended time to touch the hearts of the living.
The Peach Keeper: A Novel #ad - New york times bestsellerit’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago.
The Sugar Queen: A NovelBantam #ad - Soon josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. Josey cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she’s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her closet. New york times bestseller • in this irresistible novel, sarah addison allen, garden Spells, author of the bestselling debut, tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets—and secret passions—are about to change her life forever.
And that’s just for starters. Brimming with warmth, and a sprinkling of magic, wit, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love—and the enchanting possibilities of every new day. Praise for the sugar queen“like the most decadently addictive bonbons, once started, Allen’s magically entrancing novel is impossible to put down.
The Sugar Queen: A Novel #ad - Booklist starred review“Bewitching. For while josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother’s house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night. She even bonds with chloe finley, a young woman who is hounded by books that inexplicably appear when she needs them—and who has a close connection to Josey’s longtime crush.
Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis—and two parts fairy godmother.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A NovelBantam #ad - But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in. Bonus: this edition contains a the girl Who Chased the Moon discussion guide and an excerpt from Sarah Addison Allen's The Peach Keeper. New york times bestseller • “a dusting of magic, the aroma of sugary cakes swirling through the breeze, and a girl who unwittingly brings change to a town of misfits make for a sweet summer story filled with hope and forgiveness.
Beth hoffman, north carolina, author of saving CeeCee HoneycuttEmily Benedict has come to Mullaby, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel #ad - But the moment emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor, bakes hope in the form of cakes, Julia Winterson, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever.
Lost Lake: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a life ago. All that's left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own unspoken dreams and desires.
It's a lot, but not enough to keep eby from relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand, and calling this her final summer at the lake. Now lost lake is about to slip into Eby's past. Most of her demanding extended family are gone. Perhaps at lost lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer.
Lost Lake: A Novel #ad - . And maybe kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. One after another, people find their way to lost Lake, closure, a second chance, looking for something that they weren't sure they needed in the first place: love, a mystery solved, peace, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before it's too late? at once atmospheric and enchanting, Lost Lake shows Sarah Addison Allen at her finest, illuminating the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places.
Now a new york times bestseller from the author of the beloved bestseller Garden Spells comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us forever.
The Firefly DanceBell Bridge Books #ad - Pinpoints of hope float against the black descent of night. Bright lights flicker in the dark evenings of summer. These rich novellas are small jewels reflecting the essence of what it means to grow up dancing among the shadows of life, carrying a brave, always, small beacon because you know that even the brightest days always, end in darkness.
Childhood can be so sweetly sad and sadly sweet, profound and deceptively easy to categorize, yet poignant to remember. New york times bestselling novelist sarah addison allen garden spells, sugar queen, the peach keeper anchors the FIREFLY DANCE with her wistful and funny novella about Louise, a North Carolina girl whose keen observations of the lives around her weaves an unforgettable spell with just a hint of everyday magic.
The Firefly Dance #ad - Phyllis schieber's sonya, is confronted with the responsibilities of her legacy when she has a poignant encounter with a classmate, a child of Holocaust survivors, another child of survivors, and her mother, in a local shop in their 1970's New York neighborhood. Kathryn magendie's petey deals wryly with her family's move from the cool blue mountains of North Carolina to the hot flatlands of Texas.
Augusta trobaugh's stoic georgia boy leads us through his surreal encounter with a mysterious backwoods toddler who turns out to be anything but ordinary. The sweetest of small and innocent creatures finds its way through the shadows. Fireflies seem to dance on sheer air, illuminating the space between heartbeats.
Children give off a similar brave glow, despite the challenges of their young lives.
The Sparrow Sisters: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Sorrel, nettie and patience are as colorful as the beach plums on the dunes and as mysterious as the fog that rolls into town at dusk. Patience is the town healer and when a new doctor settles into Granite Point he brings with him a mystery so compelling that Patience is drawn to love him, even as she struggles to mend him.
But when patience sparrow’s herbs and tinctures are believed to be implicated in a local tragedy, Granite Point is consumed by a long-buried fear—and its three hundred year old history resurfaces as a modern day witch-hunt threatens. As they gather, will they be able to turn the tide and return life to Granite Point?The Sparrow Sisters is a beautiful, haunting, drawing strength from each other, and thoroughly mesmerizing novel that will capture your imagination.
The Sparrow Sisters: A Novel #ad - The plants and flowers, and the entire town begins to fail; fishermen return to the harbor empty-handed, fruit trees and high hedges begin to wither and die, and blight descends on the old elms that line the lanes. It seems as if patience and her town are lost until the women of Granite Point band together to save the Sparrow.
. With echoes of the alchemy of practical magic, the lushness of saving ceecee Honeycutt, Ellen Herrick’s debut novel spins an enchanting love story about a place where magic whispers just beneath the surface and almost anything is possible, and the darkly joyful wickedness of the Witches of Eastwick, if you aren’t afraid to listen.
The sparrow sisters are as tightly woven into the seaside New England town of Granite Point as the wild sweet peas that climb the stone walls along the harbor.
The Book CharmerGallery Books #ad - Prepare to fall under its spell. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler. It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community.
In her quest, she discovers the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the power of finding just the right book. The problem is, grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. When sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader.
The Book Charmer #ad - A mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday” Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author, The Book Charmer is a heartwarming story about the magic of books that feels more than a little magical itself. To her, books have always been more than just objects: they live, they breathe, and sometimes they even speak.
New york times bestselling author Karen Hawkins crafts an unforgettable story about a sleepy Southern town, two fiercely independent women, and a truly magical friendship. Sarah dove is no ordinary bookworm. If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs.
The Secrets Of GhostsHQ Digital #ad - For the realm of the deceased is not as peaceful as she once thought. Mystical powers are passed down her family generation after generation – some even call them witches – yet every spell Katie attempts goes disastrously wrong. When her magic does appear, it’s in a form nobody expected and suddenly Katie is thrown into a dangerous new world with shadowy consequences.
Don’t miss the magical, heart-warming story from the bestselling author of The Language of Spells!On her twenty-first birthday Katie Harper has only one wish: to become a real Harper woman. An amazing début, i was sucked in so much I could hardly put it down and finished it in about a day I think. I also couldn’t stop talking about it! that is it’s charm and the skill of the writer, you can’t quite put your finger on what it is… I hope to read more in the future by this author.
Beloved eleanorutterly enchanting’ - The Madwoman in the Attic'an enjoyable, escapist read, light hearted romance and a bit of paranormal who dunnit. Jeannie zelos'I thoroughly enjoyed The Secret of Ghosts. Step back into the magical world of Pendleford with Sarah Painter’s new book The Secrets of Ghosts.
The Secrets Of Ghosts #ad - The dead are buried with their secrets and only Katie can help the ghosts of the past finally find peace. If that is what they are looking for…praise for Sarah Painter'The magic, the right amount of humour and drama, the romance, made this a perfectly well-rounded novel. I greatly look forward to Sarah’s next novel.
The Language of SpellsHQ Digital #ad - She has to stay – she has nowhere else to go – but how can she find her place in the town that drove her out after branding her a witch…?Praise for Sarah Painter‘Sarah Painter is a talented new writer, and her debut is a charming, romantic and intriguing story, with a little touch of magic. It had me enchanted.
Clodagh murphy'this really was a fantastic debut novel… The language was also simple but elegant and meant that the story flowed seamlessly. I really do love magical fiction and I think Sarah Painter is one of the best at giving you a realistic look at magic and all that comes with it. Chick lit reviews on the secrets of GhostsDon't miss the second book in this sparkling duet: The Secrets of Ghosts out now!
The Language of Spells #ad - I honestly could not put it down. Laura's little book blog'the plot had great twists and turns and when I thought I had the story figured out, the story would go in a different direction and surprise me. Until an inheritance throws her into the mystical world she thought she’d escaped. It is your gift. Gwen harper left Pendleford thirteen years ago and hasn’t looked back.
When you are ready, seek and you shall find. I didn’t want to put it down and the further i got into the book, the harder it was to stop reading… A wonderful debut novel and I’m looking forward to reading the next one.