The Sugar Queen: A Novel

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Bantam #ad - 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. With della lee’s tough love, Josey’s narrow existence quickly expands. 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.

Such a pleasurable book. Publishers Weekly. 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. Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love—and the enchanting possibilities of every new day.

The Sugar Queen: A Novel #ad - Praise for the sugar queen“like the most decadently addictive bonbons, once started, Allen’s magically entrancing novel is impossible to put down. Booklist starred review“Bewitching. Soon josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons.

New york times bestseller • in this irresistible novel, garden spells, sarah addison Allen, 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.

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First Frost: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press #ad - With each passing day she longs more for a baby -- a namesake for her wonderful Henry. 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. But how can he, when he is so far outside her grasp that he appears to her as little more than a puff of smoke? When a mysterious stranger shows up and challenges the very heart of their family, each of them must make choices they have never confronted before.

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 - Yet the longer she tries, the more her desire becomes an unquenchable thirst, stealing the pleasure out of the life she already has. Sydney's daughter, Bay, has lost her heart to the boy she knows it belongs to. If only he could see it, too. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree.

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The Peach Keeper: A Novel

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Bantam #ad - 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. 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.

The Peach Keeper: A Novel #ad - 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. 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.

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.

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Garden Spells: A Novel Waverly Family Book 1

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Bantam #ad - But so were their futures. A successful caterer, claire waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants—from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Their history was in the soil.

Enchanting and heartfelt, this captivating novel is sure to cast a spell with a style all its own. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. 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.

Garden Spells: A Novel Waverly Family Book 1 #ad - . Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Bonus: this edition contains excerpts from Sarah Addison Allen's First Frost and The Girl Who Chased the Moon. In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it. 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.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel

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Bantam #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. 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, author of saving ceecee honeycuttEmily Benedict has come to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. 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.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel #ad - And a neighbor, julia winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. 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.

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Lost Lake: A Novel

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St. 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. Now lost lake is about to slip into Eby's past. Now she's all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope too, thanks to her resilient daughter Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward.

Until one last chance at family knocks on her door. Lost lake is where kate pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve,  before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. 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. And maybe kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. One after another, peace, people find their way to Lost Lake, a mystery solved, looking for something that they weren't sure they needed in the first place:  love, closure, a second chance, a heart mended.

Lost Lake: A Novel #ad - 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. Perhaps at lost lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer.

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The Firefly Dance

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Bell Bridge Books #ad - 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. These rich novellas are small jewels reflecting the essence of what it means to grow up dancing among the shadows of life, always, small beacon because you know that even the brightest days always, carrying a brave, 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.

Phyllis schieber's sonya, another child of survivors, and her mother, a child of Holocaust survivors, is confronted with the responsibilities of her legacy when she has a poignant encounter with a classmate, 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.

The Firefly Dance #ad - 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. Pinpoints of hope float against the black descent of night. The sweetest of small and innocent creatures finds its way through the shadows. Bright lights flicker in the dark evenings of summer.

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The Secrets Of Ghosts

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HQ Digital #ad - 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. 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.

The Secrets Of Ghosts #ad - 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. I greatly look forward to Sarah’s next novel. Laura's little book blog'i would recommend this book as it is a real mix: it’s a love story and a thriller with a dash of magic thrown in for good measure.

Laura's book review'i really loved this book – and it is not often I say this, really. 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.

An amazing début, i was sucked in so much I could hardly put it down and finished it in about a day I think.

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The Language of Spells

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HQ Digital #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 was just as magical and just as enjoyable as The Language of Spells and I am soooooo glad Sarah Painter decided to go back to Pendleford.

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, romantic and intriguing story, and her debut is a charming, with a little touch of magic. Confronted with her great-aunt’s legacy Gwen must finally face up to her past.

The magic she has long tried to suppress is back with a vengeance but, gift or burden, for Gwen it always spells trouble. 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. Novel kicks'i thoroughly enjoyed The Secret of Ghosts.

The Language of Spells #ad - When you are ready, seek and you shall find. 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!

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The Garden Of Magic

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HQ Digital #ad - The Garden Of Magic #ad - Her sumptuous garden is turning against her, the sweet scent of rot potent and now a young girl has come begging for a solution at her door. Yet, the problem she brings causes iris to remember a man from long ago – the man she loved, the man she could never trust…. Iris harper has lived in pendleford for decades, the local witch is mistrusted by the townsfolk, but that doesn’t stop some coming to her begging for potions, spells and quick-fixes.

As time has marched on suddenly Iris is aware that her days are beginning to fade. A magical pendleford prequel novella from the bestselling author of The Language of Spells, that introduces the world to Iris Harper – the original Harper witch.

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The Book Charmer

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Gallery Books #ad - If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. 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.

Prepare to fall under its spell. To her, they breathe, books have always been more than just objects: they live, and sometimes they even speak. 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.

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. 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.

The Book Charmer #ad - Sarah dove is no ordinary bookworm. The problem is, grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. 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.

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