First Frost

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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 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.

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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. Visit her at


“You will love going to Lost Lake with Sarah Addison Allen and meeting all the fascinating characters who live there. This book is filled with mystery, magic, and wonderful surprises!” ―Fannie Flagg on Lost Lake

Lost Lake is a love note to second chances, hopeful and entrancing, and I couldn't put it down.” ―Joshilyn Jackson on Lost Lake

“Sarah Addison Allen delivers a feel-good story with touches of magic.” ―Entertainment Weekly on Lost Lake

“This imaginative, lyrical novel is an intricate web of magical misfits, Southern gothic charm and the power of new possibilities, both romantic and redemptive.” ―NPR on Lost Lake

“Her eccentric cast of characters and charming Southern setting will win readers over.” ―Publishers Weekly on Lost Lake

“Readers will want to release their cares and woes for full immersion in this novel's magical setting.” ―Library Journal on Lost Lake

“This endearing tale of surprising second chances may just be her wisest work yet.” ―Booklist (starred review) on Lost Lake

“A feast of words...This is a story of love, loss, grief, and starting over--it is truly a treat to be savored.” ―RT Book Reviews on Lost Lake

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