by Sarah Addison Allen
In her latest novel, Sarah Addison Allen takes her readers back to Bascom, North Carolina and the Waverley sisters. This time around, Claire has switched from a catering business to a candy-making business. Sydney’s still doing hair, and her daughter, Bay, is a very grown up 15-year-old.
Each of the Waverley women is experiencing some sort of conflict:
• Claire: though successful with candy-making, she’s still not happy,
• Sydney: though happy with her husband and daughter, she longs for another baby, and
• Bay: she’s fallen for an impossible boy, and her family does not support her.
As the first frost nears, the magic of the Waverleys brings each conflict to a boiling point . . . and a resolution.
Even though I enjoyed revisiting the Waverley sisters, this novel lacked the magic of SAA’s other novels. She phoned in this one.