First Frost - Sarah Addison Allen

4 Stars

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.

Sarah Addison Allen is the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells, The Sugar Queen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, The Peach Keeper, and Lost Lake. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit her at www.sarahaddisonallen.com.

While this is definitely a good book - it was not my favorite. It was a little slow for me especially in the first half. Luckily it did pick up the second half. But like I said - still a very good book!
Any book by Sarah Addison Allen is going to be great - she is one of my "go to authors". I just know that I will always buy what ever she puts out.

Like her usual books this one has all the magical qualities that I love. There is great character development and a fun original storyline.

If you have not read any of her books yet and you love magical books you should give her a try. My favorite one so far was Lost Lake - beautiful story!

Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for sending me this e-book for my honest review.

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  1. Sorry you didn't love it. I need to get back to reading her. I adore her books.

  2. I too need to get back to reading her. I absolutely love the way she writes.