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The Sugar Queen

Sarah Addison Allen

In this irresistible follow-up to her New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, author Sarah Addison Allen tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets-and secret passions-are about to change her life forever. Twenty-seven-year-old Josey Cirrini 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 it harboring none other than local waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tenderhearted 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. Before long, Josey bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who makes the best sandwiches in town, is hounded by books that inexplicably appear whenever she needs them, and-most amazing of all-has a close connection to Josey's longtime crush. As little by little Josey dares to step outside herself, she discovers a world where the color red has astonishing power, passion can make eggs fry in their cartons, and romance can blossom at any time-even for her. It seems that Della Lee's work is done, and it's time for her to move on. But the truth about where she's going, why she showed up in the first place-and what Chloe has to do with it all-is about to add one more unexpected chapter to Josey's fast-changing life. Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love-and the e

In this irresistible follow-up to her New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, author Sarah Addison Allen tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets-and secret passions-are about to change her life forever. Twenty-seven-year-old Josey Cirrini 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 it harboring none other than local waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tenderhearted 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. Before long, Josey bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who makes the best sandwiches in town, is hounded by books that inexplicably appear whenever she needs them, and-most amazing of all-has a close connection to Josey's longtime crush. As little by little Josey dares to step outside herself, she discovers a world where the color red has astonishing power, passion can make eggs fry in their cartons, and romance can blossom at any time-even for her. It seems that Della Lee's work is done, and it's time for her to move on. But the truth about where she's going, why she showed up in the first place-and what Chloe has to do with it all-is about to add one more unexpected chapter to Josey's fast-changing life. Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love-and the e
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In this irresistible follow-up to her New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, author Sarah Addison Allen tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets-and secret passions-are about to change her life forever. Twenty-seven-year-old Josey Cirrini 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 it harboring none other than local waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tenderhearted 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. Before long, Josey bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who makes the best sandwiches in town, is hounded by books that inexplicably appear whenever she needs them, and-most amazing of all-has a close connection to Josey's longtime crush. As little by little Josey dares to step outside herself, she discovers a world where the color red has astonishing power, passion can make eggs fry in their cartons, and romance can blossom at any time-even for her. It seems that Della Lee's work is done, and it's time for her to move on. But the truth about where she's going, why she showed up in the first place-and what Chloe has to do with it all-is about to add one more unexpected chapter to Josey's fast-changing life. Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love-and the e

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ariadne Meyers

Length:

6h 26m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:30


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:17


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:47


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:02


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:23


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:43


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:22


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:37


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:30


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:52


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:14


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:39


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:39


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:57


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:03


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:35