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Sarah Addison Allen - Author

About the Author

Sarah Addison Allen is the product of a newspaper man and a former debutante who pierced her nose and dyed her hair red at the age of fifty. Taught the fine art of table place settings at an early age, she has never quite shaken off her inherited urge to rebel. She lives in the American South, where her novels are set.

Featured books by Sarah Addison Allen

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

The first time she saw Lost Lake, it was just a picture on a postcard, but she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a lifetime ago. Now all that's left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own secret dreams and desires. It's not quite enough to keep Eby Pim from selling up and calling this her final summer at the lake. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door. Kate spent her best summer at Lost Lake, at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Perhaps, if she returns, her young daughter can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer...and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. One by one, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something: a second chance, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before it's too late? In this atmospheric and enchanting novel, Sarah Addison Allen illuminates the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places.

First Frost

First Frost

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Autumn has finally arrived in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina, heralded by a strange old man appearing with a beaten-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. From the author of the New York Times bestselling sensation GARDEN SPELLS, FIRST FROST is magical and atmospheric, taking readers back into the lives of the gifted Waverley women - back to their strange garden and temperamental apple tree, back to their house with a personality of its own, back to the men who love them fiercely - proving that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It's where the real story begins.

Other books by Sarah Addison Allen

Girl Who Chased the Moon

Girl Who Chased the Moon

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Semnadcatiletnyaya EHmili Benedikt priezzhaet v malen'kij gorodok, gde proshli detstvo i yunost' ee pogibshej materi, v nadezhde uznat' chto-to o ee proshlom, kotoroe ta tshchatel'no skryvala. Odnako nikto, vklyuchaya rodnogo deda, o sushchestvovanii kotorogo devushka do nedavnih por dazhe ne podozrevala, ne toropitsya dat' ej otvety na ee voprosy. Naprotiv, tajny i zagadki lish' mnozhatsya. O chem shepchutsya gorozhane za spinoj u EHmili? CHto za strannyj ogon' poyavlyaetsya kazhduyu noch' u nee na zadnem dvore? Pochemu samoe vliyatel'noe semejstvo v gorode ne pokazyvaetsya iz doma posle zahoda solnca? Kakim obrazom sam soboj izmenyaetsya uzor na oboyah v komnate EHmili, a poteryannyj braslet vozvrashchaetsya k hozyajke? Kazhetsya, ehti neob"e;yasnimye sobytiya vyzyvayut udivlenie u odnoj lish' EHmili, a vse ostal'nye ne vidyat v proiskhodyashchem nichego neobychnogo...

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 19/02/2018

V babushkinom sunduke na cherdake starogo doma hranyatsya naryady udivitel'noj krasoty, kotorye ochen' nravyatsya malen'koj devochke po imeni Devin, i ona vser'ez sobiraetsya nosit' vse ehto, kogda vyrastet. Devin vmeste so svoej mamoj Kejt gotovitsya k pereezdu i, sobiraya veshchi, sluchajno nahodit v sunduke otkrytku iz pansionata "e;Poteryannoe ozero"e;, otpravlennuyu mnogo let nazad. Prochitav ee, Kejt, kotoraya nedavno lishilas' muzha i edva opravilas' ot gorya, ponimaet: ehto shans izmenit' svoyu sud'bu. I ona reshaetsya na pobeg - iz proshlogo v budushchee, - dazhe ne predpolagaya, chto zhdet ih s dochkoj v konce dal'nego puti: ocherednoe razocharovanie ili oslepitel'noe schast'e. Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

First Frost

First Frost

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2018

Kazhdaya zhenshchina v rodu Uehverli obladaet magicheskim darom. Kler umeet gotovit' iz cvetov volshebnye ledency, a ee sestra Sidni delaet iskusnye strizhki, sposobnye neob"e;yasnimym obrazom perevernut' zhizn' cheloveka. U pyatnadcatiletnej Behj, dochki Sidni, osobyj talant - ona tochno znaet, na kakom meste dolzhna nahodit'sya ta ili inaya veshch'. I vot prihodit dolgozhdannyj oktyabr' s ego pervymi zamorozkami, kotorye v sem'e Uehverli otmechayut kak prazdnik, v sadu - kak obychno! - zacvetaet staraya yablonya, i v dome nastupayut peremeny. No k luchshemu li oni? V gorode poyavlyaetsya zagadochnyj neznakomec , kotoryj uveryaet Kler, chto ona vovse ne prinadlezhit k sem'e Uehverli, poehtomu ee dar - nenastoyashchij. Predpriyatie po proizvodstvu chudesnyh ledencov okazyvaetsya pod ugrozoj... Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

GARDEN SPELLS

GARDEN SPELLS

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2017

V sadu za vysokoj ogradoj stoit famil'nyj dom Uehverli. Sredi prochih chudesnyh rastenij v ehtom sadu est' yablonya, kotoraya daet sovershenno osobennye yabloki - schitaetsya, chto oni pomogayut predskazyvat' budushchee. Da i vsekh zhenshchin Uehverli mozhno nazvat' sovershenno osobennymi. Oni obladayut neobychnymi talantami. Kler mozhet iz lyubogo cvetka, iz lyuboj travy, rastushchej v ee sadu, prigotovit' takoe kushan'e, chto pal'chiki oblizhesh'. Staraya tetushka EHvanel' delaet lyudyam neozhidannye podarki, smysl kotoryh otkryvaetsya gorazdo pozzhe. A vot kakim talantom mozhet pohvalit'sya Sidni, mladshaya sestra Kler, poka neyasno. Ona tol'ko chto vernulas' domoj posle dolgogo otsutstviya, vernulas' tuda, gde nadeetsya obresti dushevnyj pokoj. No teni proshlogo tyanutsya sledom, napominaya o tom, ot chego ona bezhala bez oglyadki...

Sugar Queen

Sugar Queen

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2017

Dzhozi schitaet sebya schastlivoj lish' v te minuty, kogda zabiraetsya v svoj tajnichok, gde hranyatsya konfety i lyubovnye romany. Ej uzhe dvadcat' sem', odnako zastenchivost' meshaet devushke zavesti druzej i o lyubvi ona znaet lish' iz knig. Nelegko ej zhivetsya v odnom dome s despotichnoj mater'yu, no vopreki svoej skuchnoj, odnoobraznoj zhizni Dzhozi umeet mechtat'! I sud'ba blagosklonno ulybaetsya ej, posylaya ves'ma neozhidannuyu vstrechu. S ehtogo dnya s Dzhozi nachinayut proiskhodit' neveroyatnye, golovokruzhitel'nye sobytiya, kotorye zachastuyu mozhno ob"e;yasnit' tol'ko volshebstvom...

First Frost

First Frost

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Readers fell in love with Sarah Addison Allen's debut novel, GARDEN SPELLS. Now the tale of the Waverley women is to be revisited with a magical sequel. Autumn has finally arrived in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina, heralded by a strange old man appearing with a beaten-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. From the author of the New York Times bestselling sensation GARDEN SPELLS, FIRST FROST is magical and atmospheric, taking readers back into the lives of the gifted Waverley women - back to their strange garden and temperamental apple tree, back to their house with a personality of its own, back to the men who love them fiercely - proving that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It's where the real story begins.

Untitled Addison Allen 3

Untitled Addison Allen 3

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

The wonderful new novel from Sarah Addison Allen is a magical treat you'll devour in one sitting.

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

The first time she saw Lost Lake, it was just a picture on a postcard, but she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a lifetime ago. Now all that's left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own secret dreams and desires. It's not quite enough to keep Eby Pim from selling up and calling this her final summer at the lake. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door. Kate spent her best summer at Lost Lake, at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Perhaps, if she returns, her young daughter can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer...and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. One by one, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something: a second chance, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before it's too late? In this atmospheric and enchanting novel, Sarah Addison Allen illuminates the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places.

First Frost

First Frost

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Autumn has finally arrived in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina, heralded by a strange old man appearing with a beaten-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. From the author of the New York Times bestselling sensation GARDEN SPELLS, FIRST FROST is magical and atmospheric, taking readers back into the lives of the gifted Waverley women - back to their strange garden and temperamental apple tree, back to their house with a personality of its own, back to the men who love them fiercely - proving that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It's where the real story begins.

First Frost

First Frost

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 20/01/2015

Sarah Addison Allen, beloved author of Garden Spells, returns with a luminous story of the trouble with hanging on too long, and the magic that happens when you finally let go.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.From the author of the New York Times bestselling sensation Garden Spells, First Frost is magical and atmospheric, taking readers back into the lives of the gifted Waverley womenback to their strange garden and temperamental apple tree, back to their house with a personality of its own, back to the men who love them fiercelyproving that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It's where the real story begins.

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 21/01/2014

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Garden Spells comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us forever.The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. 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 lifetime ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Ebys past. Her husband, George, is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone. All thats left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own unspoken dreams and desires.Its a lot, but its not enough to keep Eby from calling this her final summer at the lake, and relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door.Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness and heartbreak and loss. Now shes all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope, too, thanks to her resilient daughter, Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longerand maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago.One after another, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something that they werent sure they needed in the first place: love, closure, a second chance, peace, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before its 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.

The Peach Keeper

The Peach Keeper

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

Welcome to Walls of Water, North Carolina, a place where secrets run thicker than the town's famous fog. Once upon a time, Willa Jackson's family owned the beautiful house on the top of the ridge. Now it symbolises her family's ruin and a legacy Willa longs to escape from. Paxton Osgood also yearns to break free, especially from her parents' expectations, and the heartbreak of unrequited love. Desperate for a distraction, she decides to restore the empty mansion to its former glory. But the discovery of a long-buried secret, a friendship that defies time, and a touch of magic, will transform both women's lives in ways they would never have expected.

Firefly Dance

Firefly Dance

Author: Sarah Addison Allen, Kathryn Magendie, Phyllis Schieber Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2011

The Firefly Dance

The Firefly Dance

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2011

Peach Keeper

Peach Keeper

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2011

The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog from the town's famous waterfalls, and the stuff of superstition is just as real as you want it to be. It'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. The Blue Ridge Madambuilt by Willa's great-great-grandfather during Walls of Water's heyday, and once the town's grandest homehas stood for years as a lonely monument to misfortune and scandal. And Willa herself has long strived to build a life beyond the brooding Jackson family shadow. No easy task in a town shaped by years of tradition and the well-marked boundaries of the haves and have-nots. But Willa has lately learned that an old classmatesocialite do-gooder Paxton Osgoodof the very prominent Osgood family, has restored the Blue Ridge Madam to her former glory, with plans to open a top-flight inn. Maybe, at last, the troubled past can be laid to rest while something new and wonderful rises from its ashes. But what rises instead is a skeleton, found buried beneath the property's lone peach tree, and certain to drag up dire consequences along with it. For the bonesthose of charismatic traveling salesman Tucker Devlin, who worked his dark charms on Walls of Water seventy-five years agoare not all that lay hidden out of sight and mind. Long-kept secrets surrounding the troubling remains have also come to light, seemingly heralded by a spate of sudden strange occurrences throughout the town. Now, thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the dangerous passions and tragic betrayals that once bound their familiesand uncover truths of the long-dead that have transcended time and defied the grave to touch the hearts and souls of the living. Resonant with insight into the deep and lasting power of friendship, love, and tradition, The Peach Keeper is a portrait of the unshakable bonds thatin good times and bad, from one generation to the nextendure forever.From the Hardcover edition.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2011

Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realises 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. And a neighbour, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, offering them to satisfy the town's sweet tooth - but also in the hope of rekindling a love she fears might be lost forever. 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. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.

The Sugar Queen

The Sugar Queen

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2009

Twenty-seven-year-old Josey is sure of three things: winter in her North Carolina hometown is her favorite season; she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle; and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her hidden 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 none other than local waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tender-hearted woman who is one part nemesis - and two parts fairy godmother . . .

Sugar Queen

Sugar Queen

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2008

In this irresistible follow-up to her New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, author Sarah Addison Allen tells the tale of a young woman whose family secretsand secret passionsare about to change her life forever.Twenty-seven-year-old Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter in her North Carolina hometown is her favorite season, shes a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her hidden closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mothers house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night. Until she finds it harboring none other than local waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tenderhearted woman who is one part nemesisand two parts fairy godmotherFleeing a life of bad luck and big mistakes, Della Lee has decided Joseys clandestine closet is the safest place to crash. In return shes going to change Joseys lifebecause, clearly, it is not the closet of a happy woman. With Della Lees tough love, Josey is soon forgoing pecan rolls and caramels, tapping into her startlingly keen feminine instincts, and finding her narrow existence quickly expanding.Before long, Josey bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who makes the best sandwiches in town, is hounded by books that inexplicably appear whenever she needs them, andmost amazing of allhas a close connection to Joseys longtime crush. As little by little Josey dares to step outside herself, she discovers a world where the color red has astonishing power, passion can make eggs fry in their cartons, and romance can blossom at any timeeven for her. It seems that Della Lees work is done, and its time for her to move on. But the truth about where shes going, why she showed up in the first placeand what Chloe has to do with it allis about to add one more unexpected chapter to Joseys fast-changing life.Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, loveand the enchanting possibilities of every new day.From the Hardcover edition.

Garden Spells

Garden Spells

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2008

Welcome to Bascom, North Carolina, where it seems that everyone has a story to tell about the Waverley women. The house that's been in the family for generations, the walled garden that mysteriously blooms year round, the rumours of dangerous loves and tragic passions. Every Waverley woman is somehow touched by magic. Claire has always clung to the Waverleys' roots, tending the enchanted soil in the family garden from which she makes her sought-after delicacies - famed and feared for their curious effects. She has everything she thinks she needs - until one day she waked to find a stranger has moved in next door and a vine of ivy has crept into her garden . . . Claire's carefully tended life is about to run gloriously out of control.

Garden Spells

Garden Spells

Author: Sarah Addison Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2007

The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plantsfrom the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleysexcept for Claires rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before.When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claires quiet life is turned upside downalong with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacyif they are ever to feel at home in Bascomor with each other.

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