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First Frost
First Frost | Sarah Addison Allen
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 confectionsrose to recall lost love, lavender to promote happiness and lemon verbena to soothe throats and mindsare 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.
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OriginalCyn620
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I know I‘ve posted about this book before, but I loved it! 🍂🍁🍎
#apple #fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍎❤️📚 1mo
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MrBook
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New theme for the endcap display by our computers: #Autumn! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

jb72 I‘ve read In The Woods and really liked it. 2mo
Tiffiney In The Woods...good book 2mo
wanderinglynn First Frost – I love Sarah Addison Allen‘s books. 2mo
AutumnRLS Empire Falls was really good. Have In The Woods in a TBR pile somewhere. 2mo
MellieAntoinette Excellent choices! 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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📖 Tagged is a great comfy read!
🚐 Have a couple weekend camping adventures planned!
🧐 Nope, no kids here
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Loved First Frost!! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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#WondrousWednesday
1. I read this delightful book 3 years ago. 🍁
2. It‘s technically not autumn, but next week I‘m going to NYC! Other than that, no. 🗽
3. I have a 10th grader and a 5th grader. 🤓

Eggs I read it too!! #1 🧡 2mo
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tammysue
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A fun #magical sequel to Garden Spells ✨🌳🍎✨
#LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

wanderinglynn I love her books! 👍🏻👍🏻 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!!💗💗 8mo
vkois88 It almost reminds me of Snow White to see this cover... it's beautiful 8mo
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Livyshell10
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Starting this gem tonight! Thought I would read a fantasy inbetween crime novels 😛

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌷 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 9mo
Pricel101 Welcome! Lovely cover, let us know how you enjoy the book! 🍎 9mo
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Carnett
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Wonderful sequel to Garden Spells. Left me wanting more about this family!

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Lizylindz03
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wanderinglynn I love Sarah Addison Allen‘s books! 💜 My favorite is (edited) 11mo
GondorGirl I think this was my least favorite SAA book... and I still really enjoyed it. She's an insta-buy author for me. 11mo
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Lizylindz03
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Thank you so much for the awesome swap! I totally forgot to post my picture ! ❤️ #sss

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 what a lovely package @HufflepuffGirl90 ! 🎄♥️❄️💙🥰 11mo
HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you like it! ❄️💙💚🎄 11mo
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JamieLou
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Pickpick

THIS BOOK WAS SO PERFECT. A little magic, a little mystery, a lot of love. This is the story of the Waverly family, desperate for the first frost to come and restore balance in their lives. Claire, Sydnee, and Bay all felt so lovable and real. It was the perfect autumn read and I throughly enjoyed it.
On another note, this app creates info graphics about your reading habits, and I‘m having a lot of fun with it.

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JamieLou
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I‘m excited today because 1. I‘m starting a new book (the tagged one) and 2. All my stuff for my #ThankfulForBooksSwap is here and I literally cannot wait to send it out! Yayyyyy November! 🍂🦃🍁

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PacingTheCage
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1. Fall
2. Pumpkin pie, pecan pie.
3. I would love to do both because I haven't done either 😔
4. Nope
5. Nothing overt. A simple pumpkin spice is good. I'm over pumpkin spice EVERYTHING

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍎🍁🌻 14mo
Mamashep Yeah, there are way too many pumpkin spice foods! 14mo
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks
1) Welcome to summer in the middle of nowhere! This is the wash, about a 2 minute drive from my home.
2) I finished reading First Frost for the umpteenth time last night. I will never get tired of SAA and her wonderful books! This one is a favorite!
3) Out of movies that haven‘t dropped yet, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (though Deadpool and Ant-man are higher on my list)
4) 📚💕😘😂✨
5) ✅
#GloryToTheGuild @pygmywarrior

Amanda23 Love SAA! 1y
Nessavamusic Your house is so pretty 1y
howjessreads I love SAA too! Are you in AZ? 1y
robinb Mamma Mia❤️ 1y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Nessavamusic thanks! I definitely love the views! @jesshowbooks SAA‘s my favorite! And close, I live in Utah 1y
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SaraFair
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Got lucky to find a Readers Digest version of another Sara Addison Allen that I had not yet read. It was just as the others, so fun with a little mystery alongside magical realism. I will keep looking for more-

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BooksAndTeaJulie
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Finally finishing up First Frost and admiring how perfect my bookmark is for this novel. The bookmark was a Christmas gift from my daughter this year. She was incredibly excited to give it to me, and I was so touched at the thoughtfulness she put behind the gift. She even met with the crafter to pick out the perfect flowers. I am one lucky and loved mama. 💜

MeganAnn What a sweet, thoughtful daughter you have! The bookmark is absolutely beautiful and so much more special because of the thought behind it! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
BooksAndTeaJulie @MeganAnn She‘s pretty incredible. I‘m definitely one lucky mama! 💕 (edited) 1y
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Chrissyreadit
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❤️❤️❤️THANK YOU @aprilpohren for my super soft blanket and Books!!!! (One to hold, one to keep on all devices!) #bookandablanketexchange #bookandblanket #bookandblanketswap

BibliophileMomma Pretty! 2y
Chrissyreadit @Tiffy_Reads I just realized I forgot to tag and hashtag! 2y
JoeStalksBeck ❤️ 2y
aprilpohren You are so welcome!!! Enjoy!! 💖 2y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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“She would read a book hundreds of times, carrying it with her until the pages were torn and the covers were falling off, then she‘d paste the covers to the ceiling where she could stare at them, like remembering a good dream.”

I love Bay! And if it weren‘t for ebooks/Audible, all of my Sarah Addison Allen books would be sad states from how often I reread them! 😘

#GloryToTheGuild

Karen3 I love her books too 😍😍 2y
Samplergal Many times. Gone with the wind in fourth grade and to kill a mockingbird soon thereafter. My parents had no idea the adult nature of the books I was reading apparently. Lol. 2y
Zelma Oh heck yeah. Many times. 😁 2y
Crewgurl I ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Sarah Addison Allen!! The Girl Who Chased the Moon is my favorite 😊 2y
Lizpixie Have you seen my The Wheel Of Time Books? 2y
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Jas16
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Another books completed during #24in48. While I didn‘t love this as much as Garden Spells it still felt like spending a Sunday with old friends that I have desperately missed.

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Jas16
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Here is the TBR stack I put together for #24in48. Let‘s see if I stick with it or get distracted by something else from my shelves.

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Jas16
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Saving this one for next month‘s TBR during the holidays. Not a very exciting picture but my book doesn‘t have a dust jacket. #novemberbythenumbers

GondorGirl Not my favorite SAA book, but certainly worth reading. 2y
PrezBookster Good book! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Ooohh! I didn‘t actually know she‘d released this! The things you learn browsing Litsy!!! 😊😊😊😊 2y
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mdm139
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October wasnt a good reading month, but still got 6 done.

tammysue Great Oct picks! 👍🏻 2y
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howjessreads
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Ok, I'll shut up about Sarah Addison Allen for a little while, since I've binged everything in the library catalog, and I used up my last Audible credit till October.

But I loooooove finding a new author to binge! 5 books in 8 1/2 days. ❤️

Faves: The Girl Who Chased the Moon and the Peach Keeper (4.5/5). And then I'd probably give Garden Spells and Sugar Queen 4 stars, and First Frost 3.5 or 4. Basically, they're all lovely. 💖

robinb You've convinced me...I've added your top two to my TBR. 😊 2y
MidnightBookGirl She is one of my absolute favorite authors! I did recently download the short story Waking Kate for my ereader (a prequel to Lost Lake) just to get an extra dose of the magic! 2y
GondorGirl @MidnightBookGirl I didn't know about the short story! I'm going to download that when I get home! 2y
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smilingshelves I have very few auto-buy authors, but she is definitely one of them! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I have not read her but love these covers 💚 2y
Centique The covers are gorgeous! I went back and stacked the first one 😍 2y
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Amanda23
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#backtoreading #letthemeatandread

It's always neat when recipes are in the book.

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

Avanders I read the first few lines of the synopsis and my heart kept on squeezing ... I have no idea what this book is about, but it has autumn and winter and feels like home and I must read it. Stacked.... ☺️ (edited) 2y
BibliophileMomma Loved this one! 2y
Amanda23 @Avanders This was a bit of a sequel to Garden Spells. I would recommend you read that one first. 2y
Avanders Got it, thanks. ☺️ 2y
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smilingshelves
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Calling it a night for this first day of the #24in48 #readathon. Nine hours and five minutes of reading/listening. Two books complete!

howjessreads Yeah, I got totally sidetracked cleaning and putting together a recipe book project I've been meaning to do for ages! Ah well, the laminator is fun. I'll just have to plan better for #24in48 next time! 2y
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smilingshelves
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Just finished my first book (although I'm also 200 pages into another one). This book was the perfect read for a readathon! #24in48

BucklingBookshelves I have a few of her books, but haven't tried them yet. Glad you enjoyed this one! P.S. Did you see you won a prize on the 21 hour post? Congrats! 2y
smilingshelves I think this was the only book by her I hadn't read yet. I love her books! And no, I hadn't seen the prize yet. Thanks for letting me know! 2y
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smilingshelves
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Time for some lunch! #24in48

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Anna4031
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Pickpick

Le sigh. This re-read was just as magical as the first time. I want to be a Waverley!!

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Anna4031
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"She wasn't alone. She had to stop acting like she was."

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Anna4031
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I read this sequel months before the first book in the series (Garden Spells), but having read its predecessor last night, I wanted to do a re-read, now that I know more of the backstory for the characters! 😍

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A_Biblioteca_da_Joao
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ uma história romântica com uma pitada de magia. Adoro ler livros deste gênero para intercalar com livros pesados

MarcadordeLivros Vou fazer uma pergunta parva, como é que colocas as estrelas? 2y
A_Biblioteca_da_Joao Não há perguntas parvas! Uso, no sítio dos emojis, escreve na pesquisa estrela. ⭐ 2y
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Lizpixie
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Bk1 for the #dewey24readathon & Bk3 for #springcleaningreadathon is done! I love the world of the Waverleys, while it wasn't quite as great as Garden Spells, it was still a magical, beautiful read. The whole idea of a magic filled walled garden with an omniscient apple tree at its heart is just perfect. If you love Practical Magic, Charmed or Witches Of East End, you'll love this. I hope she writes another story in this world🍎✨ #readathon

DebinHawaii I agree-- not quite Garden Spells but still wonderful. I ❤️ the Waverleys! 3y
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Lizpixie
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My 3rd book for the #springcleaningreadathon & first book for the #deweys24readathon is the sequel to Garden Spells. It's been sitting on my tbr for awhile now, the weather tonight is perfect to start it, it's fairly chilly here. Finally getting some autumn temperatures. Don't know how far I'll get with the #readathon, it's already 11pm in my part of the world.

Reviewsbylola You're killing it! Enjoy 😁 3y
christineandbooks Perfect timing for that one. Pretty cover. Enjoy! 3y
Chrissyreadit How is it? I loved Garden Spells but read it years ago- did not realize there was a sequel. 3y
Lizpixie @Chrissyreadit it's just as magical as the first, the story isn't quite as good, but the Waverley world is the same amazing place to be in.🍎✨ 3y
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HeatherBlue
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"There was a discernible chill in the air now, and wet leaves were everywhere--in yards, on the sidewalks, in the street, stuck on cars. It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon."

This delicious description is making me wish for autumn!

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KerriNTurner
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Panpan

Lacked the magic (literally) of the first. The central tension with both sisters could have been resolved by each having a single conversation, and so much of the first book had to be contradicted or ignored to make it work. My copy had the recipe for the all-important fig and pepper bread at the end - only no pepper in the ingredients. Whoops!
Loved the second-last chapter though.

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christineandbooks
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This was in between a "pick" and a "so so" for me. I enjoyed it as the follow-up to Garden Spells. I was glad to go back to the characters (ten years later) and it was a sweet, fun read. But I liked Garden Spells much better. I still want to read more by Sarah Addison Allen though.

Sassy_Steph Read sugar queen And the girl who chased the moon!!! 3y
christineandbooks @Sassy_Steph I definitely will! 😃 3y
peaknit I agree with Sassy_Steph, The Sugar Queen is my favorite by her. 3y
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smilingshelves
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#17rainbowbooks Surprisingly, even though I bought this book as soon as it came out, I have yet to read it. Hopefully I can change that soon!

@jess.how

Suzze It's really good! 3y
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mom2bugnbee
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Not exactly book related, but I thought I'd give you Littens a taste of what's happening in The Deep South™! #crazytennesseeweather

Theresa Wow! It's a balmy 14 here in Atlanta. But the wind chill is 4. Brrr. (edited) 3y
Reviewsbylola We are finally warming up tomorrow and should be in the 40s and 50s for the next two weeks. 😍 3y
Betty I'm in Tennessee too. Brrrr! 3y
lynneamch Though I hear we may get back up to 60 degrees by Friday. Here's hoping. ☺🖒 3y
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Lizpixie
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#FunFridayPhoto You'd think there would be lots of books with flowers on the cover right? Apparently not in my library there isn't. I had to hunt for an hour to find these four! Maybe it's because I don't really read romance novels, they're the books you're likely to find flowers on I suppose. At least I found four, & such pretty covers too.

LeahBergen I know! It was kind of tricky finding them in my library, too! 3y
Theresa I bought The Essex Serpent because of that beautiful cover!! 3y
Texreader I'm looking forward to reading First Frost! 3y
moranadatter I had trouble too. I do have Uprooted though. I missed that one. 3y
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Christine
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Oh Sarah Addison Allen...💝Took me a while to get to this one, but it was a nice comfort read like her books always are for me. Plus it ended up being good for Gilmore Girls withdrawal, with the small-town setting/quirky characters/strong mother-daughter bonds (and even the name Lorel[e]i 😛).

DebinHawaii Garden Spells will always be my favorite SAA, but this was a lovely follow up. ❤️📚 3y
Christine @DebinHawaii Agreed on both counts!! 3y
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Lizpixie
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Some more #BookMail I've had 3 separate deliveries today, it's coming in dribs & drabs! First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen is the sequel to Garden Spells, 4.50 From Paddington is a Miss Marple mystery from Dame Agatha & Taken At The Flood is a Hercule Poirot mystery with one of the nastiest people Mrs Christie has ever written. #bookmail #smileitsbookmas #christiescrimeclub

DebinHawaii First Frost! 🍎🍏📚❤️ 3y
Bandrea Loved Sarah Addison Allen's books! 3y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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This is the perfect time of year for this amazing book 📚 The sequel to #GardenSpells, this story picks up with the Waverley women ten years later. Filled with her signature magical realism, Sarah Addison Allen weaves a beautiful story that leaves her readers happily satisfied. 😊📚💕

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

#RedAndWhiteBooks #Novemberland

BookishMarginalia Pretty pic! 3y
Mommamanzi I love love love this photo! 3y
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DebinHawaii Pretty and I love First Frost! ❄️📚❤️ 3y
Suzze Loved First Frost! 3y
Annl Gorgeous photo! 3y
Texreader Can't wait to read this one! 3y
UwannaPublishme Awesome photo and stack. 😊👍🏻 3y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Texreader Definitely worth the read! 3y
Dragon This book was a great sequel. I liked catching up with some of my favourite characters. 🐉 3y
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AMolnar83
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Loving catching up with the Waverly women. It doesn't seem like it's been nine years since we were first introduced to Claire, Sydney, and Bay. #firstfrost during the first snow

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Waverleys throw the #BestParties! if I could attend any #BookishPaty it would be the Waverleys' First Frost Party! It's my dream party, with a gorgeously magical setting, loads of good food and drink, and friends and family all gathered together to celebrate life and love! #Novemberland #FairyGarden #DancingFrog!

DebinHawaii ❤️ The Waverlys! 3y
DebinHawaii Whoops! Lost the other 'e' in their name.☺️ 3y
Loreen Love the fairy garden! 🐝🐞🍃 3y
ApoptyGina69 I LOVE #DancingFrog!! And all the funny little figures in the pots. We just started doing that this year and come spring, I plan to add lots more surprises all around. 🌿🐾🌷🤗 3y
Bette ❤️🐸 3y
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OriginalCyn620
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We're having a warm spell here in NC, so a bit ironic that I'm starting a book with the word "frost" in the title. Looking forward to it just the same!

Merethebookgal Love the bookmark! 3y
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annahenke
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I am a fan of Allen, but this fell short for me the way Sugar Queen did. I listened to the audio and didn't love the narrator. However, my main issue is that I was expecting a romance, which this isn't in my opinion. Not a bad book, but not what I was looking for. #audiopuzzling is a thing I love about fall/winter. Tis the season! Join in the fun and be sure to tag me, friends! I can't wait to see what you all put together. Pun intended.

Alfoster Wow, this is lovely! 3y
Melwilk I can't wait to try this 😊 3y
annahenke In case anyone is wondering, this is Thomas Kincaid's Painter of Light. 😊 @Alfoster 3y
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Toria What a cool puzzle! I love Thomas Kincaid's Disney paintings ! They're so detailed. Awesome work! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin I was just wondering, thanks for sharing! 3y
Nhadley I grew up in the same town as Thomas Kincaid (Placerville, California). 3y
TwinklingBooks Love that puzzle! 3y
TwinklingBooks Now I need to try audiopuzzling. It almost sounds like meditation you know. You're in the zone when you do that. I need that. 3y
Bookartbookmarks I tried the audiobook and didn't like the narrator so I stopped listening. I haven't picked it up in book form yet. I'm a huge fan of hers. 3y
annahenke @Babiesandbooks I think you'll enjoy it if you go in expecting a family story, not a romance. 😊 3y
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