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In this irresistible novel, Sarah Addison Allen, author of the New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets — and secret passions — are about to change her life forever.

Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, shes a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mothers house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night. Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis — and two parts fairy godmother. With Della Lee's tough love, Josey's narrow existence quickly expands. 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. Soon Josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. And thats just for starters.

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.

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"Bewitching.... Such a pleasurable book." Publishers Weekly

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"Like the most decadently addictive bonbons, once started, Allen's magically entrancing novel is impossible to put down." Booklist

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In this irresistible work, the author of the New York Times-bestselling debut, Garden Spells, tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets — and secret passions — are about to change her life forever.

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Sarah Addison lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is at work on her next novel.

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Crystal_Dark, August 10, 2013 (view all comments by Crystal_Dark)
This book was really good with a great plot that keeps your attention and your interest up until the very end.
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annaliese.dianna, August 13, 2012 (view all comments by annaliese.dianna)
This book is sweet and sour and full of life lessons. With a bit of magic sprinkled between the pages, Allen writes of real people, who are handling real life problems - the lasting friendships that come from them, learning to make mistakes and forgive others for theirs and that if your willing to take a risk, love is never that far away. This book will make you laugh, cry and think about your own coming of age moments. A must read for lovers of books, snow, and sweets.
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Foodie521, May 21, 2012 (view all comments by Foodie521)
This was the only Sarah Addison Allen book I hadn't read, and it absolutely did not disappoint. Her sophomore debut, The Sugar Queen was charming, full of magic (literally and figuratively), and filled with characters I actually miss since finishing it.

Josey, a 27 year old living with her demanding mother, suddenly finds herself with a stranger from her town living in her closet. Blackmailed by the hoards of candy, romance novels, and travel magazines she hides there, Josey lets the woman stay, much to her chagrin. But this woman, along with a mysterious past, seems to have a lot to teach Josey to help her live a happier, fuller life.

Along the way, Josey also befriends Chloe, a sandwich shop owner who has books follow her wherever she goes, and a relationship on the rocks. The two women forge a strong friendship, helping each other learn about themselves what they couldn't learn alone.

This book absolutely gets five stars from me and deserves it. Be forewarned that there are a couple instances of strong language, about the equivalent of a PG-13 movie, but if that bothers you then generally speaking Allen's books won't be for you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553384840
Author:
Allen, Sarah Addison
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
fiction;magical realism;romance;magic;north carolina;fantasy;candy;sisters;ghosts;love;family;chick lit;friendship;relationships;southern fiction;women;contemporary fiction;mothers and daughters;women s fiction;supernatural;magical;food;southern;forgivene
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Random House Reader's Circle
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.30x5.50x.67 in. .53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this irresistible work, the author of the New York Times-bestselling debut, Garden Spells, tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets — and secret passions — are about to change her life forever.
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