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First Frost
by Sarah Addison Allen

Published: 2015-01-20
Hardcover : 304 pages
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Now a New York Times bestseller
 
Two magical sisters.
One cranky apple tree.
 
 
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 ...
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Now a New York Times bestseller
 
Two magical sisters.
One cranky apple tree.
 
 
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 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.
 
From the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells, 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.

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by jgcolomb (see profile) 02/22/15
Our host served us homemade vegetable soup, bread, and for dessert, apple pie with ice cream. Homey, good food. So good to eat while talking about the book.

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  "Such great characters!"by jgcolomb (see profile) 02/22/15

You really come to know and like the characters. The author's descriptions are so good they just draw you into the town, the people, and the adventures that take place there. Loved this book and the previous... (read more)

 
by CLynch (see profile) 02/20/15

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