The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel

Bantam - 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. 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. Look for special features inside.  . And a neighbor, bakes hope in the form of cakes, Julia Winterson, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel - 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.





Lost Lake: A Novel

St. Martin's Press - Perhaps at lost lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer. Now lost lake is about to slip into Eby's past. Her husband George is long passed. 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 unspoken dreams and desires.

It's a lot, but not enough to keep eby from relinquishing  Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand, and calling this her final summer at the lake. And maybe kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. One after another, looking for something that they weren't sure they needed in the first place:  love, a mystery solved, a second chance, closure, people find their way to Lost Lake, peace, a heart mended.

Lost Lake: A Novel - 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. 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.

. 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.





The Sugar Queen: A Novel

Bantam - She even bonds with chloe finley, a young woman who is hounded by books that inexplicably appear when she needs them—and who has a close connection to Josey’s longtime crush. 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.

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.

The Sugar Queen: A Novel - And that’s just for starters. Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis—and two parts fairy godmother. Such a pleasurable book. Publishers Weekly. With della lee’s tough love, Josey’s narrow existence quickly expands. 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 Peach Keeper: A Novel

Bantam - 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. 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.

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. 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.

The Peach Keeper: A Novel - 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.





First Frost: A Novel

St. Martin's Press - 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.

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. It's where the real story begins. With each passing day she longs more for a baby -- a namesake for her wonderful Henry.

First Frost: A Novel - 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. Now a new york Times bestseller Two magical sisters. One cranky apple tree.





Garden Spells: A Novel Waverly Family Book 1

Bantam - In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it. 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. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden.

. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. The waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina.

Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. Enchanting and heartfelt, this captivating novel is sure to cast a spell with a style all its own. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy—if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom—or with each other.

Garden Spells: A Novel Waverly Family Book 1 - In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. But so were their futures. A successful caterer, claire waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants—from 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.





The Firefly Dance

Bell Bridge Books - Bright lights flicker in the dark evenings of summer. The sweetest of small and innocent creatures finds its way through the shadows. These rich novellas are small jewels reflecting the essence of what it means to grow up dancing among the shadows of life, always, small beacon because you know that even the brightest days always, carrying a brave, 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, sugar queen, the peach keeper anchors the FIREFLY DANCE with her wistful and funny novella about Louise, 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, another child of survivors, and her mother, is confronted with the responsibilities of her legacy when she has a poignant encounter with a classmate, a child of Holocaust 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 - 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. Pinpoints of hope float against the black descent of night. The lessons of childhood are often painful, the shedding of fragile wings in the gloam of an uncertain future.

Fireflies seem to dance on sheer air, illuminating the space between heartbeats.





The Language of Spells

HQ Digital - 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. 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.

When you are ready, seek and you shall find. 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.

The Language of Spells - It is your gift. Gwen harper left Pendleford thirteen years ago and hasn’t looked back. 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. Until an inheritance throws her into the mystical world she thought she’d escaped.





The Secrets Of Ghosts

HQ Digital - The dead are buried with their secrets and only Katie can help the ghosts of the past finally find peace. If that is what they are looking for…praise for Sarah Painter'The magic, the right amount of humour and drama, the romance, made this a perfectly well-rounded novel. Don’t miss the magical, heart-warming story from the bestselling author of The Language of Spells!On her twenty-first birthday Katie Harper has only one wish: to become a real Harper woman.

An amazing début, i was sucked in so much I could hardly put it down and finished it in about a day I think. Step back into the magical world of Pendleford with Sarah Painter’s new book The Secrets of Ghosts. I really do love magical fiction and I think SarahPainter is one of the best at giving you a realistic look at magic and all that comes with it.

The Secrets Of Ghosts - Chick lit Reviews. 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. I also couldn’t stop talking about it! that is it’s charm and the skill of the writer, you can’t quite put your finger on what it is… I hope to read more in the future by this author.

Beloved eleanorutterly enchanting’ - The Madwoman in the Attic'an enjoyable, escapist read, light hearted romance and a bit of paranormal who dunnit. Jeannie zelos'I thoroughly enjoyed The Secret of Ghosts. Mystical powers are passed down her family generation after generation – some even call them witches – yet every spell Katie attempts goes disastrously wrong.





The Night Garden: A Novel

Ballantine Books - As she and sam reconnect, olivia faces a difficult question: is the garden maze that she has nurtured all of her life a safe haven or a prison?   Praise for Lisa Van Allen’s The Wishing Thread   “Reader to reader, knitter to knitter: You’re going to love this book. Debbie macomber   “Whimsical.

Great for fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Alice Hoffman. Library journal   Look for special features inside. Local legend says that a visitor can gain answers to life’s most difficult problems simply by walking through its lush corridors. Nestled in the bucolic town of green valley in upstate New York, the Pennywort farm appears ordinary, yet at its center lies something remarkable: a wild maze of colorful gardens that reaches beyond the imagination.

. Yet the labyrinth has never helped Olivia Pennywort, the garden’s beautiful and enigmatic caretaker. Join the random house Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. For fans of sarah addison allen, the night garden is a luminous novel of love, forgiveness, Aimee Bender, and Alice Hoffman, and the possibilities that arise when you open your heart.

The Night Garden: A Novel - But when her childhood best friend, returns to the valley, Olivia begins to question her safe, Sam Van Winkle, isolated world and wonders if she at last has the courage to let someone in. She has spent her entire life on her family’s land, harboring a secret that forces her to keep everyone at arm’s length.





The Forbidden Garden: A Novel

William Morrow Paperbacks - Now that reputation, and a stroke of good timing, lands Sorrel an unexpected opportunity: reviving a long-dormant Shakespearean garden on an English country estate. And though she knows her true home is across the sea with her sisters, instinct tells her that the English garden’s destiny is entwined with her own, if she can only unravel its secrets… .

Intrigued by the house’s history—especially the haunting tapestries that grace its walls—and increasingly drawn to Stella’s enigmatic brother, Sorrel sets to work. Every garden is a story, waiting to be told…At the nursery she runs with her sisters on the New England coast, Sorrel Sparrow has honed her rare gift for nurturing plants and flowers.

The Forbidden Garden: A Novel - Captivating. Herrick weaves a rich tapestry of family lore, dark secrets, and love. Brunonia barry, new york times bestselling author of the lace reader and The Fifth PetalPerfect for fans of Kate Morton and Sarah Jio, comes a lush imaginative novel that takes readers into the heart of a mysterious English country garden, waiting to spring to life.

Sorrel senses heartbreak and betrayal here, perhaps even enchantment. Generations have tried—and failed—to bring it back to glory. Arriving at kirkwood hall, ancestral home of Sir Graham Kirkwood and his wife Stella, Sorrel is shocked by the desolate state of the walled garden.