Friday, January 23, 2015

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen - Review

It's October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree... and all the magic that swirls around it. But this year, first frost has much more in store.

Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley’s Candies. Though her handcrafted confections—rose to recall lost love, lavender to promote happiness and lemon verbena to soothe throats and minds—are singularly effective, the business of selling them is costing her the everyday joys of her family, and her belief in her own precious gifts.

Sydney Waverley, too, is losing her balance. With each passing day she longs more for a baby— a namesake for her wonderful Henry. 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. 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.

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. It’s where the real story begins.

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen - Reviewed by Angie Duckett for Chicks Controlled by Books
*Received an ARC from NetGalley*
What an Excellent book! This is my first time reading a Sarah Addison Allen book and I am highly impressed. I was told that I would love her books that they were "magical" and "magical" it was! I loved everything about it. And I sincerely mean that. There wasn't one thing that I would change about it.
 I loved all the characters but especially Bay and Josh. There wasn't one main character in the book, there were many and I adored how all of their stories weaved together at the end. It was truly magical. (I apologize for my overuse of the word but there really isn't a better way to describe it!) But I really hope there will be another book in the Waverly Family series. I want to know what is next for Bay and Josh and Sydney and Henry and little Charlie, and even Phin and Reva. I need more!

5 Stars!

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