Perhaps at lost lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a life ago. Now a new york times bestseller from the author of the beloved bestseller Garden Spells comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us forever.
Lost Lake: A Novel #ad - . The first time eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. And maybe kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. One after another, people find their way to lost Lake, peace, closure, looking for something that they weren't sure they needed in the first place: love, a mystery solved, a second chance, a heart mended.
Can they find what they need before it's too late? at once atmospheric and enchanting, Lost Lake shows Sarah Addison Allen at her finest, illuminating the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places.
First Frost: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - 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. 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. It's where the real story begins. 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.
First Frost: A Novel #ad - 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.
With each passing day she longs more for a baby -- a namesake for her wonderful Henry. But this year, first frost has much more in store. Claire waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley's Candies.
The Peach Keeper: A NovelBantam #ad - Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the passions and betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover the truths that have transcended time to touch the hearts of the living. New york times bestsellerit’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago.
But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn.
The Peach Keeper: A Novel #ad - The blue ridge madam—built by willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A NovelBantam #ad - But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in. Look for special features inside. . But the moment emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood.
Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. Bonus: this edition contains a the girl Who Chased the Moon discussion guide and an excerpt from Sarah Addison Allen's The Peach Keeper. Emily benedict has come to mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel #ad - Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. And a neighbor, julia winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever.
The Sugar Queen: A NovelBantam #ad - New york times bestseller • in this irresistible novel, author of the bestselling debut, Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells, tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets—and secret passions—are about to change her life forever. Soon josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons.
Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis—and two parts fairy godmother. Brimming with warmth, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, and a sprinkling of magic, wit, love—and the enchanting possibilities of every new day. Praise for the sugar queen“like the most decadently addictive bonbons, once started, Allen’s magically entrancing novel is impossible to put down.
The Sugar Queen: A Novel #ad - Booklist starred review“Bewitching. 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. And that’s just for starters. Such a pleasurable book. Publishers Weekly. 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.
The High Season: A NovelRandom House #ad - By the end of one unhinged, unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same—least of all Ruthie. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. The catch? to afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year. Praise for the high Season “Blundell knows the territory. But as ruthie loses her grasp on her job, and her family, her home, she discovers a new talent for pushing back.
. So compelling. Is adeline just being her fabulous self, a coterie of social climbers, and Ruthie’s old flame are thrown into the mix, his wayward daughter, or is she out to take what she wants? When an eccentric billionaire, the entire town finds itself on the verge of tumultuous change. Her account of ruthie’s coming to grips with a career, a daughter and a community in flux is as touching as it is convincing.
The High Season: A Novel #ad - The wall street Journal “A huge page-turner. Located by the sea in a quiet long island village, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, the house is her nest egg—the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Jem. Adeline clay is elegant and connected—and will never need to worry about money.
Before long, she demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie’s life.
The Copper Beech: A NovelDell #ad - For now the secrets in shancarrig’s shadows are starting to be revealed, from innocent vanities and hidden loves to crimes of the heart. But not even father gunn, who knows most of what goes on behind Shancarrig’s closed doors, the parish priest, or Dr. And nessa ryan, whose parents run Ryan’s Hotel, and two very different young men.
. You’ll take it home to lend to your best friend. The new york times book review “Binchy makes you laugh, cry, and care. Her warmth and sympathy render the daily struggles of ordinary people heroic and turn storytelling into art. San francisco chronicle “the copper beech finds author Maeve Binchy at her Irish storytelling best!”—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Copper Beech: A Novel #ad - Jims, who knows all the rest, the village doctor, realize that not everything in the placid village is what it seems. Unexpected passions and fears are bringing together many lives, the slight, such as the sensitive new priest and Miss Ross, beautiful schoolteacher . Leonora, and foxy dunne, the privileged daughter of the town’s richest family, whose father did time in jail .
. New york times bestseller • “the copper beech is as soothing as a cup of tea.
Driving Lessons: A Novel P.S.William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - And an astonishing surprise that will help her see the way ahead. It's been almost twenty years since she's driven, and just the thought of merging is enough to make her teeth chatter with anxiety. Without her everyday urban struggles, who assumes they are on the same page, who is she? And how can she explain to Josh, her ambivalence about starting a family?It doesn't help that the idea of getting behind the wheel—an absolute necessity of her new life—makes it hard for Sarah to breathe.
When she signs up for lessons, she begins to feel a bit more like her old self again, but she's still unsure of where she wants to go. Then a crisis involving her best friend lands Sarah back in New York—a trip to the past filled with unexpected truths about herself, her dear friend, and her seemingly perfect sister-in-law.
Driving Lessons: A Novel P.S. #ad - Sometimes life's most fulfilling journeys begin without a mapAn executive at a New York cosmetics firm, Sarah has had her fill of the interminable hustle of the big city. When her husband, josh, is offered a new job in suburban Virginia, it feels like the perfect chance to shift gears. While josh quickly adapts to their new life, Sarah discovers that having time on her hands is a mixed blessing.
The Language of SpellsHQ Digital #ad - Until an inheritance throws her into the mystical world she thought she’d escaped. It is your gift. Gwen harper left Pendleford thirteen years ago and hasn’t looked back. Confronted with her great-aunt’s legacy Gwen must finally face up to her past. The magic she has long tried to suppress is back with a vengeance but, gift or burden, for Gwen it always spells trouble.
I honestly could not put it down. Laura's little book blog'the plot had great twists and turns and when I thought I had the story figured out, the story would go in a different direction and surprise me. It had me enchanted. Clodagh murphy'this really was a fantastic debut novel… The language was also simple but elegant and meant that the story flowed seamlessly.
It was just as magical and just as enjoyable as The Language of Spells and I am soooooo glad Sarah Painter decided to go back to Pendleford. She has to stay – she has nowhere else to go – but how can she find her place in the town that drove her out after branding her a witch…?Praise for Sarah Painter‘Sarah Painter is a talented new writer, romantic and intriguing story, and her debut is a charming, with a little touch of magic.
The Language of Spells #ad - I didn’t want to put it down and the further i got into the book, the harder it was to stop reading… A wonderful debut novel and I’m looking forward to reading the next one. Novel kicks'i thoroughly enjoyed The Secret of Ghosts. I really do love magical fiction and I think Sarah Painter is one of the best at giving you a realistic look at magic and all that comes with it.
The Firefly DanceBell Bridge Books #ad - Bright lights flicker in the dark evenings of summer. These rich novellas are small jewels reflecting the essence of what it means to grow up dancing among the shadows of life, always, carrying a brave, small beacon because you know that even the brightest days always, end in darkness. Childhood can be so sweetly sad and sadly sweet, profound and deceptively easy to categorize, yet poignant to remember.
New york times bestselling novelist sarah addison allen garden spells, the peach keeper anchors the firefly dance with her wistful and funny novella about Louise, SUGAR QUEEN, a North Carolina girl whose keen observations of the lives around her weaves an unforgettable spell with just a hint of everyday magic.
Phyllis schieber's sonya, and her mother, a child of holocaust survivors, is confronted with the responsibilities of her legacy when she has a poignant encounter with a classmate, another child of survivors, in a local shop in their 1970's New York neighborhood. Kathryn magendie's petey deals wryly with her family's move from the cool blue mountains of North Carolina to the hot flatlands of Texas.
The Firefly Dance #ad - Augusta trobaugh's stoic georgia boy leads us through his surreal encounter with a mysterious backwoods toddler who turns out to be anything but ordinary. Fireflies seem to dance on sheer air, illuminating the space between heartbeats. Children give off a similar brave glow, despite the challenges of their young lives.
Pinpoints of hope float against the black descent of night.
Stolen TimeLyrical Press #ad - At odds with the tall, dark, flavie must show him, and impossibly passionate Romaric, and perhaps herself, that true love is timeless—and always worth waiting for . Middle school teacher by day, and group knitter on Tuesday evenings, romance writer by night, Flavie Richalet leads a fairly uneventful life—until she receives a long delayed letter meant for a total stranger.
. Given her own fractured family history, Flavie is dreamily determined to learn what became of the couple. In a rural french village, a letter is delivered decades late, inspiring a young woman to try to reunite two star-crossed lovers. Flavie’s inquiries lead her to a French seaside inn—and to E. Postmarked 1971, the yellowed envelope, holds a fervent message of love and a marriage proposal, addressed to an Amélie Lacombe, signed only with the initial E.
Stolen Time #ad - Himself, a true romantic who never forgot the girl who got away so many years ago. But his protective nephew, b&b owner Romaric, isn’t sure that trying to find Amélie after all these years is good for his uncle.