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.
What can I say except First Frost is just another example of Sarah Addison Allen’s writing talent!! I absolutely loved this book and it brought me right back to the memory of when I was first introduced to the Waverly sisters.
I love how the author never fails to incorporate a little magic into everything she writes. Her books make me feel uplifted and leave me with that “anything is possible” type of feeling. Her writing always provides us with beautiful quotes from her lyrical and poetic words, and I will never tire of the author’s enchanting stories.
I highly recommend ALL of Sarah’s books to anyone who can appreciate a little magic in their lives and enjoy reading books that leave a smile on your face even after you have closed the back cover. I do recommend that you read Garden Spells first to get the complete story of the sisters.
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to review such an exceptionally wonderful story!
Rating: 5 out of 5