I'm a sucker for Magical Realism, and Sarah Addison Allen is one of its best contemporary purveyors. Check out her 1st novel, about two Southern sisters. Sure, there are shades of PRACTICAL MAGIC at hand, but Allen weaves her own deft web. When you're through, you'll be hungry for more. Don't worry; there are 3 others. Please wish Allen well as she's recovering from breast cancer. Her 4th book, LOST LAKE, is due out in 2013.
As beguiling as the novels of Alice Hoffman, Adriana Trigiani, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a story of flowers, sisters, practical magic, old secrets, and new love, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For generations, the Lenore women have manufactured a perfume unlike any other..
After the publication of her New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, Sarah Addison Allen returns with the captivating tale of a powerful family in small-town North Carolina, where a lifetime of secrecy is about to unravel–and a sweet dream is about to come true.