Book Review: The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen


Josey Cirrinni recieves some unexpected help with a problem she didn’t realize she had and meets Chloe Finley in the process helping her as well.  So far i have read 3 of Sarah Addison Allen’s books and have not been disappointed.

Another book filled with friendships and magic. Imagine a book appearing next to you on the couch addressing a problem you might not even realize you had! Chloe and Josey help each other with their problems another’s mind is set at ease allowing her to move on to the next step in her journey.

Josey turned her head as her bedroom door began to open. Then, in a small act that changed everything, Josey reached over and pushed the closet door closed as her mother entered the room.

Josey’s decision that morning set in motion things that she could never have imagined.

i was not surprised at the end of the book when the final outcome was reached, but getting to that outcome made for a wonderful story.

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Jan 3 – my town [FMS Photo a Day]

Jan 3 – my town [FMS Photo a Day]


this one is from the archives because i am not ‘home’ right now   I have lived all across the US, but the little town that this rural post office shed serves will always  be My Town.. Reynolds, Mo. I have no idea what the actual population is but i know i rode a bus 12 miles each way to school in the next ‘town’ which in 2012 had a population of 408   so it is my small, very small town.1521731_10152179286798653_314301854_n[1]

Book Review: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen


Welcome to Walls of Water, North Carolina

From the second paragraph of this book, i was hooked.

If anyone had been paying attention to the signs, they would have realized that air turns white when things are about to change, that paper cuts mean there’s more to what’s written on the page than meets the eye, and that birds are always out to protect you from things you don’t see.

This is a story about a small town, lifelong friendships and the secrets that both of these can help keep and  expose.

As Paxton Osgood is bringing new life back to a centuries old home the secrets of those who lived there are unable to remain secret.

Family history uncovers enlightening and at times troublesome information, that will forge new friendships and open the way for major changes in the lives of Paxton and Willa Jackson.

i was quickly dragged into Walls of Water and didn’t want to leave when i turned the last page.

The mysteries were solved, but i was left wanting to know more about the people and the town.  It made me question what it means when i make my coffee every morning since i rarely take it the same way twice in a row  and why the birds sometimes gather in my backyard.  i will always think of this story and especially Grandma Georgie when i eat a peach.  I hope you will love the town and its people as much as I did

i will definitely be picking up some more of Sarah’s books soon

you can find out more about Sarah and her books at her website:

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