The Sugar Queen

The Sugar Queen

Book - 2008
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The tale of a young woman whose family secrets--and secret passions--are about to change her life forever.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Dell, 2008
ISBN: 9780553805499
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 21 cm


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Feb 18, 2019

I REALLY enjoyed this book. Maybe because it offered me some relief from the heavy novels that I have been reading of late. There was some magic, whimsy and as the title would imply, sweetness. I got through it quickly, I liked all of the characters for what they were. It was even kind of funny. I don't know why I feel guilty for enjoying it but I do. I haven't written a review with a smile on my face for quite some time, but that's just the kind of book it is. I would recommend this to chick lit and romance fans for sure. Leaning more to romance but if you want a fun light read this is it. Plus, I also LOVE the winter so I enjoyed the descriptions of the season in the book.

Sep 19, 2018

This is a good book to read around Halloween time, because it has an autumn setting, gorgeous autumn-themed cover art, and lots of descriptions of candy & sweet treats. It's a mashup of chick lit and magical realism.

Aug 11, 2018

I really liked this book. Even though it was a bit cheesy at times. I couldn't put it down. I read the whole book and that's rare for me. I'm not a big reader, so when i find a book like this its kind of a big deal. It's exciting! 😊

Mar 13, 2017

Not as captivating as the Waverley books but I loved it. Very interesting plot. Wanyed so much to slap Josie up side her head and say "Get a Life" but she finally did.

Aug 25, 2016

I enjoyed this book, though I liked Garden Spells better. We'll see if Sarah Addison Allen finds her way after the dreaded 2nd novel slump.

Jul 20, 2014

Another quirky, amusing and touching book which I really enjoyed - so much that I went looking for, and found, two further books by the author: always a good sign when I'm that impressed :) Loved the wee twist at the end, which I certainly hadn't seen coming.

Aug 07, 2013

Like all Sarah Addison Allen books, this one is filled with complex and lovable characters, magic both large and small, and poetic language. It makes me crave things I can barely name, and enchants me thoroughly. And this one is inspiring me to bake more. Definitely read it, if you're a fan of Sarah Addison Allen, or of quick reads with excellent descriptions and magic!

Jun 26, 2012

What a great summer read! Love this book and all of Sarah Addison Allen's work. So delicious!

Jun 21, 2012

Josey Cirrini keeps a stash of sweets in her bedroom closet and escapes there whenever she can. Chloe Finley is hounded by books that just appear whenever she needs them. These two people become friends and neither will be the same after. I didn't find the book as interesting as the other two of Allen's but it's still a delight.

Jun 08, 2012

This was a great story for a summer time read. A little magic, a little drama, and some interesting characters added to my enjoyment of this book!

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Nov 06, 2011

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DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

Meet Josey Cirrini, the only daughter of Marco Cirrini, who rebuilt and brought prosperity to the North Carolinian town of Bald Slope.
Being a quasi-royal has never fit Josey though – she quietly looks after her dominating, widowed mother and escapes by hiding in a secret closet, eating sweets and reveling in travel magazines or romance novels. To her dismay however, her private paradise is invaded by the brash Della Lee Baker, a woman as far removed from the society of the Cirrini’s as chocolate is from cheese.
Hiding from a secret of her own, Della takes up residence in Josey’s closet, forcing her out into the world she dreams of but in which she never lives. In the real world Josey discovers Chloe Finley who makes the world’s best sandwiches, and is in dire need of a good friend. Through Chloe she also meets her not-so-secret crush Adam, the mailman and ex-extreme sporting participant.
While Della pushes her to get closer to Adam, Josey tries to push Della away – or at least out of her closet. But Della’s presence harbingers a far greater mystery than any of them can at first intuit. From the author of Garden Spells, The Sugar Queen is another magical gem of a novel.


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