Wednesday, March 4, 2015

First Frost ( Waverley Family #2) by Sarah Addison Allen

First Frost

(Waverley Family #2)

Sarah Addison Allen

Synopsis from Goodreads

From the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves...

It's October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree... and all the magic that swirls around it. But this year, first frost has much more in store.

Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley’s Candies. Though her handcrafted confections—rose to recall lost love, lavender to promote happiness and lemon verbena to soothe throats and minds—are singularly effective, the business of selling them is costing her the everyday joys of her family, and her belief in her own precious gifts.

Sydney Waverley, too, is losing her balance. With each passing day she longs more for a baby— a namesake for her wonderful Henry. 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. 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.

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

My Review

3/5 stars

I won this book in a goodreads giveaway.

This book was just as charming as the first.

Did the first book need a sequel… Not really but you know what, this was also cute. It was nice to see Bay grown up and growing into her magic. Also revisiting the characters from Garden Spells and seeing how their lives are turning out.

It was one of those books easy to wrap up in a blanket and get lost in. Like having a marathon of your favorite movies.

Again I love Evanelle and the fact that Fred is still with her and taking care of her made me super happy. And again she is one of my favorite characters in this book.

I think this book was more about Bay and her gift of just knowing where things belong and the fact that she knows who she belongs with. Even if this boy happens to be on her moms off limits list and she on his parents off limits list. But Bay, know where she belongs. At first I was worried about a young girl and the whole we belong together so I already love you type thing but this wasn’t it. Bay is pretty flipping mature about the whole thing and understanding. Even when she is made a joke.

So the book is just a sweet continuation of the Waverly Family. There was a part of a mysterious man and the problem with Claire doubting herself and her gift but honestly I think I enjoyed more of reading about Bay and her gift.

Cute sequel, perfect for those days where you just want to sit and read something light, sweet and fun.

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