First Book of 2015: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

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From the New York Times bestselling author of GARDEN SPELLS comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves…
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. (from the publisher)
First Frost (1:20:15)
I waited to start reading this book until today. I’m so excited because it is a follow-up to Garden Spells – the first book I read by Sarah Addison Allen. I was an instant fan.
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66 thoughts on “First Book of 2015: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

  1. Great choice. I didn’t realise this was a follow up to Garden Spells and its awhile since I read that, a little hazy. I am looking forward to reading it in January too.

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  2. me too Mary and likewise with the “instant fan” … 2015 is off to a good start 🙂
    PS lovely photo of you!

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  3. I hope you will enjoy reading it, Mary. It does sound like a wonderful story. I also participated in this meme, although I started reading my first book last year. 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your readers!

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  4. Garden Spells sounds wonderful! Great pick for your first read of the year! I read The Peach Keeper with my reading group & loved it, but never read anything else by her. I’ll be adding this to my “need to read” list! Happy New Year!

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  5. I’m holding off until I can get the audio of this…I love listening to her books on audio! Hope you are enjoying it! Happy New Year Mary!!!

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    • I listened to Garden Spells last month to refresh my memory of the Waverly family (I read it several years ago). I loved the audio!

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  6. I haven’t read this author in a while so I am about 3 books behind. Hope her reads continue to be magical.

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  7. Love that cover and great photo! Hope you enjoyed/enjoying it! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  8. I’ve never read a book by Sarah, sounds like I’m missing out on some good reading. I hope you are enjoying the book and that you have a Happy Reading Year in 2015. Also I wanted to thank you for visiting my little corner of the world recently.

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