First Frost: A Novel (Paperback)
February 2015 Indie Next List
“Ten years after they first met the Waverley sisters in Allen's Garden Spells, readers catch up with Claire and Sydney, who have grown closer together and shared both life's highs and lows. They are both in love with their husbands and each is raising a spirited daughter. Old stories circle back around and information is disclosed that shakes Claire's world. Allen offers a heartwarming, funny, and welcome trip back to a family readers have come to love.”
— Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
“In returning to the Waverley household, the winsomely wise Allen demonstrates that sometimes it’s necessary to embrace the magic to find out what’s real in life and in one’s own heart.”
—Booklist (starred review)
A magical novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Lost Lake featuring characters from her beloved novel Garden Spells.
Autumn has arrived. It’s business as usual in the small, picturesque town of Bascom, North Carolina. But for sisters Claire and Sydney Waverley, first frost has something else in store.
Claire has started a new venture, Waverley’s Candies. Though her handcrafted confections are a success, running the shop is costing her the everyday joys of family life. Sydney, too, is losing her balance: With each passing day she longs more for a baby while her daughter, Bay, pines for a boy who seems completely out of reach. But when an unexpected guest shows up at the Waverleys’ doorstep—one who challenges the very heart of the family—each woman must make a fateful choice during this extraordinary season of change...
About the Author
SARAH ADDISON ALLEN is the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells, The Sugar Queen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, The Peach Keeper, and Lost Lake. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.