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The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen, Karen White
The Sugar Queen
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In this irresistible follow-up to her New York Times best selling 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... show more
In this irresistible follow-up to her New York Times best selling 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. It seems that Della Lee's work is done, and it's time for her to move on. But the truth about where she's going, why she showed up in the first place - and what Chloe has to do with it all - is about to add one more unexpected chapter to Josey's fast-changing life.
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Format: Audible Audio Edition
ASIN: B001FVJH0M
Publisher: Books on Tape
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Wish It Had Been Longer & More Resolution to One of the Story-lines
I was shocked when I finished this last night. I mean I read fast, but not that fast, and than I saw that the ebook was only 278 pages. I think the shortness of the book actually impacted some of the story-lines. I feel of two minds about how one of the story-lines ended (sorry, I am never rooting f...
Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
0.0 I think this one should have been left on the shelf in the closet
DNF after about 12 pages. Having someone appear in and then decide to make their home in your secret closet is just beyond the realm of believable. Could it have been made believable? Sure. But it wasn't. I rolled my eyes so often my eye muscles began to cramp.
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it
3.5 Thoughts: The Sugar Queen
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen In this irresistible novel, Sarah Addison Allen, author of the New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets—and secret passions—are about to change her life forever. Josey Cirrini is sure of three th...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
3.5
Like all of Sarah Addison Allen this book is about relationships, both friends and family, and the struggles in them. I really enjoy the way she can cover difficult relationships, this book is no exception. This was a really good book but it was just my least favorite of hers. I didn't connect wi...
EricaO
EricaO rated it
4.0 The Sugar Queen
I think this is now my favorite Allen book.Part of the reason I liked this so well is because it was exactly what I needed right now...essentially, I inadvertently pulled a Chloe in that this book showed up on my holds list and I checked it out and listened to it and it helped soothe my troubled sou...
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