Monday, June 29, 2009

Mailbox Monday (14)



The Sugar Queen
Sarah Addison Allen
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 secrets—and secret passions—are 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, 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 it harboring none other than local waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tenderhearted woman who is one part nemesis—and two parts fairy godmother…

Fleeing a life of bad luck and big mistakes, Della Lee has decided Josey’s clandestine closet is the safest place to crash. In return she’s going to change Josey’s life—because, clearly, it is not the closet of a happy woman. With Della Lee’s 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, and—most amazing of all—has a close connection to Josey’s 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 time—even for her. It seems that Della Lee’s work is done, and it’s time for her to move on. But the truth about where she’s going, why she showed up in the first place—and what Chloe has to do with it all—is about to add one more unexpected chapter to Josey’s fast-changing life.

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.
Given to me by the lovely Arleigh at www.historical-fiction.com


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15 comments:

Bluestocking said...

Hadn't heard of this one. Monday Morning Update

Lenore said...

I really like that cover!

Scrap girl said...

I just loved this book. I hope you do too.

Rose City Reader said...

Sounds good!

avisannschild said...

Lucky you, I really want to read this one! I loved her first book.

katie said...

I hadn't heard of this one but it sounds good. Enjoy!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I have this one too and am itching to get to it! I LOVE the cover!

Looking forward to your review.

BTW - I love the way you do your posts with the box. It looks nice and clean and well, your site is so pretty!

MISSY said...

The Sugar Queen is on my wish list...it sounds so good! I look forward to reading your review.

Happy Reading!!

Mary said...

I read this last year and really liked it!

Alyce said...

I really enjoyed this book, and hope you like it too!

Yvonne said...

I've heard alot about this book. I look forward to reading your thoughts about it.

Teddyree said...

That's a lovely one to receive, I still havent read Garden Spells. Enjoy!

Serena said...

what a cute cover. happy reading

Toni said...

Looks like a good book. Enjoy!

christian louboutin schuhe said...

That's a lovely one to receive, I still havent read Garden Spells. Enjoy!

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