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First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

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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.

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First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

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.


'You will love going to 'Lost Lake with Sarah Addison Allen and meeting all the fascinating characters that live there. This book is filled with mystery, magic and wonderful surprises! Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

'[Sarah Addison Allen is a] surefire star of feel-good fiction ... this endearing tale of surprising second chances may just be her wisest work yet.' Booklist starred review on LOST LAKE

'A real and rare talent ... an absolutely enchanting read' on THE GIRL WHO CHASED THE MOON

'It's a bewitching read in every sense, taking you to a world of regrets, missed opportunities and lost loves found again.' Magical Glamour Must Read on THE SUGAR QUEEN

'A bewitching tale laced with magic, hope and wit, a pure delight'
Bookseller on THE SUGAR QUEEN

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.

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Publication date

29th January 2015


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Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


304 pages


Sagas and Romance
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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