Sarah Addison Allen, beloved author of Garden Spells, returns with a luminous story of the trouble with hanging on too long, and the magic that happens when you finally let go.
Autumn has finally arrived in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina, heralded by a strange old man appearing with a beat-up suitcase. He has stories to tell, stories that could change the lives of the Waverley women forever. But the Waverleys have enough trouble on their hands. Quiet Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley's Candies, but it's nothing like she thought it would be, and it's slowly taking over her life. Claire's wild sister Sydney, still trying to leave her past behind, is about to combust with her desire for another new beginning. And Sydney's fifteen-year-old daughter Bay has given her heart away to the wrong boy and can't get it back.
From the author of the New York Times bestselling sensation Garden Spells, First Frost is magical and atmospheric, taking readers back into the lives of the gifted Waverley women - back to their strange garden and temperamental apple tree, back to their house with a personality of its own, back to the men who love them fiercely - proving that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It's where the real story begins.
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Not as good as Garden Spells
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Should have known better
This is not a book for Grown ups. It is Teenage Lit. I loved Garden Spells. REALLY loved Garden Spells. I keep buying each new Sarah Addison Allen book thinking I will find another book that lovely, but each one sequentially has gotten worse and worse. I had hope that since she decided to go back to the Waverly's and write a Sequel to Garden Spells she would recover what was so enchanting about that first book. However, this is the worst one yet. I can't even finish it. There is no depth to the characters or the story. I really felt that I was wasting my time, I could not get engaged in this one at all. I.AM.DONE. with sarah Addison Allen books.
It reminded me of "Library Lady" reading a story to very young children