From the New York Times bestselling author of GARDEN SPELLS comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves...
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.
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.
|Grouped Work ID||23324f98-0228-0336-914b-2d5031a72960|
|Grouping Title||first frost|
|Grouping Author||sarah addison allen|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-05-01 04:56:07AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-06-19 05:09:14AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9781250019837|
|author||Allen, Sarah Addison,|
|author_display||Allen, Sarah Addison|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
|display_description||"Autumn has finally arrived in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina, heralded by a strange old man appearing with a beat-up suitcase. He has stories to tell, stories that could change the lives of the Waverley women forever. But the Waverleys have enough trouble on their hands. Quiet Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley's Candies, but it's nothing like she thought it would be, and it's slowly taking over her life. Claire's wild sister Sydney, still trying to leave her past behind, is about to combust with her desire for another new beginning. And Sydney's fifteen-year-old daughter Bay has given her heart away to the wrong boy and can't get it back"--Provided by publisher.|
|local_callnumber_addison||FIC ALLEN S.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|series||Waverley family novels|
|series_with_volume||Waverley family novels|2|
|subject_facet||Autumn -- Fiction|
Families -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
North Carolina -- Fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
|title_full||First frost / Sarah Addison Allen|