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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21,542 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Addison Allen Narrator: Ariadne Meyers Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Like a dessert.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • Like the most decadently addictive bonbons, once started, Allen’s magically entrancing novel is impossible to put down. Booklist, starred review
  • Bewitching…. Such a pleasurable book. Publishers Weekly
  • “Like the most decadently addictive bonbons, once started, Allen’s magically entrancing novel is impossible to put down.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Bewitching…Such a pleasurable book.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gayle | 1/27/2014

    " {library book-kindle edition} I really enjoyed this book but it was love lite. Nothing deep but it was really fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marisa Grimes | 12/18/2013

    " I sat down and read this in one day! I absolutely adored every minute of it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicole McElhose | 11/10/2013

    " My dearest Jackie borrowed this book to me and I could NOT put it down. I love this book almost as much as I love her. 'The Sugar Queen' is the sweetest book in Sarah's bunch so far. Actually it's sweeter than that. It's my favorite. Her words are honey, her story magic. This story will electrify you in the most expected and unexpected ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa | 11/6/2013

    " I always love Sara Addison Allen's books! I especially liked the part about books following Chloe around... sometimes I feel that way myself. "

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