A tale of love, candy and magic to bewitch even the most skeptical reader . . .
Twenty-seven-year-old Josey 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 her closet harboring none other than local waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tender-hearted 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. But her life is changing faster than she knows . . .
It's a bewitching read in every sense, taking you to a world of regrets, missed opportunites and lost loves found again. Magical - Glamour magazine - Must Read
A bewitching tale laced with magic, hope and wit, a pure delight - Bookseller
Praise for GARDEN SPELLS, Sarah Addison Allen's delicious debut novel - :
This compelling book has it all - passion, romance and sibling rivalry. This is Sarah Addison Allen's first novel - she's definitely one to watch - My Weekly