The Sugar Queen



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, She S 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 Mother S 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 That S 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.The Sugar Queen

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

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  • Hardcover
  • 276 pages
  • The Sugar Queen
  • Sarah Addison Allen
  • English
  • 09 February 2019
  • 0553805495

10 thoughts on “The Sugar Queen

  1. says:

    The Sugar Queen is a book clearly written for a particular type of woman And that woman is not me I m not immune to the charms of chick lit, but I do require it to be witty, have quirky characters, present a plausible and realistic relationship notice I did not say a romance that is not the axis upon which the main character s world turns, and a strong female lead After reading Garden Spells by the same author last year, I knew that Sarah Addison Allen did not meet this criteria Alas, I The Sugar Queen is a book clearly written for a particular type of woman And that woman is not me I m not immune to the charms of chick lit, but I do require it to be witty, have quirky characters, present a plausible an...

  2. says:

    3.75 starsI loved Garden Spells , so I decided to give another of Sarah Addison Allen s books a go There s the same lush storytelling with hints of magic that are just subtle enough to be believable The Sugar Queen touches on many fairy tale elements while staying grounded in reality Please note this is not a fairy tale retelling, it just has some faint yet recognizable allusions view spoiler What didn t work for me was the whole ghost story element And the hey, we re all sisters thi 3.75 starsI loved Garden Spells , so I decided to give another of Sarah Addison Allen s books a go There s the same lush storytelling with hints of magic that are just subtle enough to be believable The ...

  3. says:

    My lovely book gifting mother gave me a nice, healthy stack of books for Christmas and among them was THE SUGAR QUEEN I read and loved Sarah Addison Allen s first novel, Garden Spells, last year on the recommendation of my good friend Michelle Incidentally, I actually gave my mom Garden Spells for Christmas so there was some fun karmic reciprocity goin on there Garden Spells was the perfect autumn read and I finished it itching to get my hands on Allen s second book, which, as it turns out, My lovely book gifting mother gave me a nice, healthy stack of books for Christmas and among them was THE SUGAR QUEEN I read and loved Sarah Addison Allen s first novel, Garden Spells, last year on the recommendation of my good friend Michelle Incidentally, I actually gave my mom Garden Spells for Christmas so there was some fun karmic reciprocity goin on there Garden Spells was the perfect autumn read and I finished it it...

  4. says:

    While this is a good read, its storyline is too pat, its conclusion to easy, and its writing too forgettable to earnthan three stars Would I read it again Probably not Would I want to reread parts of it years from now Possibly Would I read a sequel Quite probably You can draw your own conclusions from that Our heroine struggles with self perception and a lack of self esteem Josey is supposed to be a Southern bellelivin...

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  6. says:

    WowAnother magical novel by Sarah Addison Allen Beautifully written Much like her debut novel Garden Spells, this book contains a blend of interesting food and magic realism Josey Cirrini is a chubby, shy recluse who lives with her overbearing mother She consoles herself with junk food and romance novels that she keeps hidden in her closet One day her boring life is turned upside down when she discovers local bad girl, Della Lee, hiding in her closet Desperate to be rid of Della Lee, Jos WowAnother magical novel by Sarah Addison Allen Beautifully written Much like her debut novel Garden Spells, this book contains a blend of interesting food and magic realism Josey Cirrini is a chubby, shy recluse who lives with her overbearing mother She consoles herself with junk food and romance novels that she keeps hidden in her closet One day her boring life is turned upside down when she discovers local bad girl, Della Lee, hiding in her closet Desperate to be rid of Della Lee, Josey makes certain promises that lead her on a journey to self discovery An unexpected romance with the mailman, a new friendship and answers to questions about her past follow.I cannot say enough how much I enjoy...

  7. says:

    This is my third book of this author It s chick lit, with a mystery thrown in Many love interests some romantic and others scandalous a little bit of magic and a few secrets to dolly things up Southern snobishness with old family histories and a good plot A chicken for the soul read for those who need something light and entertaining And I enjoyed the late and great Marco Cirrini, the old goat He made sure he ownedthan just the town At least he brought some color into the tale This is my third book of this author It s chick lit, with a mystery thrown in Many love interests some romantic and others scandalous ...

  8. says:

    I love this story It s a very strong character driven tale with all of the ingredients I personally enjoy in a book, a little magic, a little fantasy, romance, conflict, and dream fulfillment The author chose a very simplistic style of writing and spent very little page space describing the weather, the people s description, and atmosphere which doesn t bother me one bit, since she mastered the storytelling element She DID describe the main characters enough for you to get a good picture of e I love this story It s a very strong character driven tale with all of the ingredients I personally enjoy in a b...

  9. says:

    Have you ever finished a whole plate of chocolate cake while binge watching Revenge to fill the emptiness of your nights If you have, then this book is for you.Have you ever broken down because you didn t know how to function alone any If you have, then this book is for you.Have you ever squatted in a stranger s closet If you have, then this book is for you.This is not my usual fare, but I was in the mood for something light, fluffy and sweet, like Meringue I didn t get the Meringue, but Have you ever finished a whole plate of chocolate cake while binge watching Revenge to fill the emptiness of your nights If you have, then this book is for you.Have you ever broken down because you didn t know how to function alone any If you have, then this book is for you.Have you ever squatted in a stranger s closet If you have, then this book is for you.This is not my usual fare, but I was in the mood for something light, fluffy and sweet, like Meringue I didn t get the Meringue, but I got The Sugar Queen and it just hit my sweet spot The Sugar Queen is about three women from a resort town going through a quarter life cri...

  10. says:

    You know how when you are not feeling well you are told to each chicken soup Well, this is my chicken soup I love reading books by Sarah Addison Allen, they are comforting, and in an odd way, familiar Yes, its not as good as Garden Spells, but this one is different Allen s books have magical realism, southern traditions, quirky characters.what s not to love This book tells the sto...

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