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The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

The Sugar Queen (edition 2008)

by Sarah Addison Allen

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Title:The Sugar Queen
Authors:Sarah Addison Allen
Info:Bantam (2008), Edition: 1st Printing, Hardcover, 288 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:fiction, chick lit, contemporary, 12 in 12

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Sarah Addison Allen is a magician in herself. She is able to put a tinge of magic somehow in her stories. I loved the story of Josey Cirrini, a rich woman but no dreams of her own meets Della lee in her closet. Della lee stays in the closet and helps Josey to find a friend Chloe Finley, love as Adam and a life far away from her mother.

I was a good read with lots of sweets and magic :) ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
A quick read with a just the right touch of magical realism to keep the story fresh and interesting. I loved how books would "follow" Chloe. Oh, I wish I had that problem! The friendship that develops between Josey and Chloe was very special, too. It came at a time when the two women really needed the companionship and support. I enjoyed this very much ( )
  Becky_McKenna | Apr 25, 2016 |
  MrsDoglvrs | Apr 24, 2016 |
Dutiful daughter Josey loves the mailman, Adam and her red sweater; has Della Lee living in her closet and becomes the friend of Chloe who is besieged by books full of advice. ( )
  laureyd | Mar 27, 2016 |
A 27-year-old Josey Cirrini is suffocating under her mom's roof in Bald Slope, trying to redeem herself for her wickedness as a child. She has a secret place in her closet for candy. Candy makes Josey feel better, until one day she finds Della Lee Baker in her closet with her candy, and everything changes for Josey.

[‎Sunday, ‎December ‎25, ‎2011] In the beginning, I felt that Josy and her mom were Snow White and the Evil Queen. My favorite thing about this book is Chloe and her magical books! I wish I could have this gift, of books showing up when I need them.

[Tuesday, ‎December ‎27, ‎2011] I just finished the book, and I LOVED it! As always Sarah's world, words and characters enchant me! I laughed, fell in love and cried with them. Chloe and Adam's relationship is beautiful to read about, and forgiveness is beautiful to see. When I was younger, I always thought I would never stay with a guy who cheated on me, but now I see that our lives is not black and white, and people could make a mistake.

*SPOILERS* I knew from the first moment that Della Lee was dead, and a ghost, what kind of surprised me, is the relationship between the three girls, they turned out to be sisters. It broke my heart how Josey's mother acts around her. To tell you the truth I don't feel sorry for her at all. I was happy to see her finally with the man [Adam] she was pinning for for three years! Adams words and action when her mom was acting like a step-mom on their first date brought tears to my eyes. ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
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When Josey woke up and saw the feathery frost on her windowpane, she smiled.
She felt him getting nearer, felt it like a pull in the pit of her stomach. It felt like hunger but deeper, heavier. Like the best kind of expectation. Ice cream expectation. Chocolate expectation.
He was seated at the bar, surrounded by women, women who existed only at night, thin sheets of steel, all sharp edges and shine, undulating and unsteady.
Ice queens didn't break, after all. They melted. And Marco didn't have enough warmth for that.
There was a certain power beautiful mothers held over their less beautiful daughters.
Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. … 'Why do you buy books you don't even read?' our daughter asks us. That's like asking someone who lives alone why they bought a cat. For company, of course.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553384848, Paperback)

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 things: winter is her favorite season, she’s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her 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 Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis—and two parts fairy godmother. With Della Lee’s tough love, Josey’s narrow existence quickly expands. She even bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who is hounded by books that inexplicably appear when she needs them—and who has a close connection to Josey’s longtime crush. Soon Josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. And that’s just for starters.

Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love—and the enchanting possibilities of every new day.

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Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her 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--Source other than Library of Congress.… (more)

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