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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 happily ever after is never the real ending to a story—it’s where the real story begins.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Fortunately for readers, the sweet travails of the Waverley brood have not abated…But remember: This is a Sarah Addison Allen novel where all problems are gently resolved in time. A perfect bedtime or leisure read.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “Continuing with familiar, beloved characters from her novel Garden Spells, Allen takes readers back for a visit to the Waverly family. The same beautiful prose and magical realism are present once more…Richly drawn characters with dilemmas everyone can relate to make this book shine above everything similar.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “When a strange, elderly man comes to town and threatens to disrupt the peaceful Waverley existence, the family must pull together and rely on each woman’s unique talents. Allen has written a beautiful, lyrical story, complete with genuine characters whose depth reflects Allen’s skill as a writer. Allen’s fans will be eagerly awaiting her next.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This novel features charming characters, exploration of the family ties that bind and captivate us, and a touch of the supernatural, which will especially please longtime Allen readers.”

    Library Journal

  • “Susan Ericksen narrates this sequel to Garden Spells with an air of familiarity and fondness for the characters and the small town where they live. Ericksen’s sensitivity to the eccentricities of the Waverly sisters and their extended family transforms the disinterested narrator’s voice into a friendly commentary on their experiences and feelings with a prescience about the potential impact that a stranger in town will have on their lives. She imbues the main character, fifteen-year-old Bay, with a sense of maturity that is only briefly interrupted by moments of adolescent angst. She deftly portrays Bay’s ease in the adult sphere of her mother and aunt and slight awkwardness with her peers.”


  • A LibraryReads Pick for January 2015
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