The Women Of The Waverley Family Whether They Like It Or Not Are Heirs To An Unusual Legacy, One That Grows In A Fenced Plot Behind Their Queen Anne Home On Pendland Street In Bascom, North Carolina There, An Apple Tree Bearing Fruit Of Magical Properties Looms Over A Garden Filled With Herbs And Edible Flowers That Possess The Power To Affect In Curious Ways Anyone Who Eats Them For Nearly A Decade, 34 Year Old Claire Waverley, At Peace With Her Family Inheritance, Has Lived In The House Alone, Embracing The Spirit Of The Grandmother Who Raised Her, Ruing Her Mother S Unfortunate Destiny And Seemingly Unconcerned About The Fate Of Her Rebellious Sister, Sydney, Who Freed Herself Long Ago From Their Small Town S Constraints Using Her Grandmother S Mystical Culinary Traditions, Claire Has Built A Successful Catering Business And A Carefully Controlled, Utterly Predictable Life Upon The Family S Peculiar Gift For Making Life Altering Delicacies Lilac Jelly To Engender Humility, For Instance, Or Rose Geranium Wine To Call Up Fond Memories Garden Spells Reveals What Happens When Sydney Returns To Bascom With Her Young Daughter, Turning Claire S Routine Existence Upside Down With Sydney S Homecoming, The Magic That The Quiet Caterer Has Measured Into Recipes To Shape The Thoughts And Moods Of Others Begins To Influence Claire S Own Emotions In Terrifying And Delightful Ways As The Sisters Reconnect And Learn To Support One Another, Each Finds Romance Where She Least Expects It, While Sydney S Child, Bay, Discovers Both The Safe Home She Has Longed For And Her Own Surprising Gifts With The Help Of Their Elderly Cousin Evanelle, Endowed With Her Own Uncanny Skills, The Waverley Women Redeem The Past, Embrace The Present, And Take A Joyful Leap Into The Future.
New York Times Bestselling novelist Sarah Addison Allen brings the full flavor of her southern upbringing to bear on her fiction a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small town sensibility.Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Allen grew up with a love of books and an appreciation of good food she credits her journa New York Times Bestselling novelist Sarah Addison Allen brings the full flavor of her southern upbringing to bear on her fiction a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small town sensibility.Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Allen grew up with a love of books and an appreciation of good food she credits her journalist father for the former and her mother, a fabulous cook, for the latter In college, she majored in literature because, as she puts it, I thought it was amazing that I could get a diploma just for reading fiction It was like being able to major in eating chocolate After graduation, Allen began writing seriously Her big break occurred in 2007 with the publication of her first mainstream novel, Garden Spells, a modern day fairy tale about an enchanted apple tree and the family of North Carolina women who tend it Booklist called Allen s accomplished debut spellbindingly charming The novel became a Barnes Noble Recommends selection, and then a New York Times Bestseller.Allen continues to serve heaping helpings of the fantastic and the familiar in fiction she describes as Southern fried magic realism Clearly, it s a recipe readers are happy to eat up as fast as she can dish it out.Her published books to date are Garden Spells 2007 , The Sugar Queen 2008 , The Girl Who Chased the Moon 2010 , The Peach Keeper 2011 and Lost Lake 2014 and First Frost 2015 From BN.com
- 304 pages
- Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
- Sarah Addison Allen
- 14 August 2018 Sarah Addison Allen