By Sarah Creech

As beguiling because the novels of Alice Hoffman, Adriana Trigiani, Aimee Bender, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a narrative of plant life, sisters, functional magic, outdated secrets and techniques, and new love, set within the Blue Ridge Mountains.

For generations, the Lenore girls have synthetic a body spray not like the other, and protected the original and mysterious components. Their perfumery, hidden within the quiet rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, creates one specific elixir that secretly sells for thousands of bucks to the world’s such a lot powerful—movie stars, politicians, artists, and CEOs. The Lenore’s signature body spray is absolutely the main to their success.

Willow, the coolly dependent Lenore family members matriarch, is the brains at the back of the corporate. Her beautiful, golden-haired daughter Mya is its middle. Like her foremothers, she will be able to “read” scents and envision their strength. Willow’s more youthful daughter, dark-haired, soulful Lucia, claims no magical contact, nor does she wish any a part of the kin company. She left the mountains years in the past to make her personal method. yet hassle is brewing. Willow is experiencing unusual spells of forgetfulness. Mya is plotting a coup. a shopper is threatening blackmail. And such a lot ominously, the original plant life utilized in their body spray are dying.

Whoever can keep the corporate will inherit it. although Mya is the most obvious selection, Lucia has all started displaying symptoms of her personal precise skills. And her go back to the mountains—heralded through a swarm of blue dragonflies—may be the reply all of them need.

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Mya acknowledged. He entire his tea like he was once taking a shot of tequila, after which his blue eyes brightened. He nodded and acknowledged, “Couples,” as though she hadn’t heard him properly the 1st time. Mya sighed. He was once a lot too younger for her and this proved it. He nonetheless had the gumption for love. She not had the power to harm his emotions, no longer after the day she’d had. Plus, if she again domestic now, all she’d do was once hover over the formulation. “Fine,” Mya stated, acquiescing. “I’ll cross see a film with you. ” Luke clapped his palms jointly like he’d simply gained the lottery. bankruptcy eleven the 1st Love DISTRACTED, LUCIA DROVE for a minimum of an hour earlier than she eventually remembered the right kind path to city. Her starvation refused to subside. What used to be another detour prior to the farmer’s marketplace? Lucia crossed the road with out having a look and headed for the bakery. tension had usually despatched Lucia to a couple of the best bakeries in ny urban for French pastries and cakes. A struggle with Jonah equaled a pant with wealthy, creamy filling, and a rejection from her agent for a pet food advertisement or a lead in a B-rated play certified her for 2 champagne glasses full of chocolate mousse and home made whipped cream, with a raspberry on most sensible. She couldn’t purchase a vintage strawberry tart on the Quartz hole Bakery, yet she may not less than discover a home made cinnamon roll and a cup of black espresso. not anyone well-known her, so she ordered a part dozen cinnamon rolls and the biggest espresso that they had at the menu. most folks have been out rafting, climbing, operating the department stores, or farming at the present of day, so Lucia was once one of many few buyers. the total position smelled like vanilla and occasional beans, and some other folks sat round the store interpreting drugs or the Quartz hole Gazette newspaper. along with her white bag of cinnamon-scented tension aid in a single hand and black espresso within the different, Lucia left during the glass door, a small brass chime dinging on her means out. She took a left down the sun-drenched sidewalk. The Blue Ridge Mountains, with their deep periwinkle hue; gentle, rolling curves; and excellent visibility loomed within the a ways distance of major highway. She understood for a second why humans born right here hardly ever left and why humans traveled from world wide to hike those majestic mountains. Lucia remembered working errands round city as a bit lady and encountering filthy, sweaty, bushy men and women who had simply stepped off the Virginia highlands part of the Appalachian path. They got here to Quartz hole to bathe and consume and decide up programs on the town, and in the event that they arrived at simply the best time, they swooned over a smell they didn’t realize from their trip. Hikers frequently requested locals to call it—a few had even requested Willow—but every person spoke back with a shrug. The neighborhood farmer’s marketplace awaited her on the finish of the line, and it was once absolute to have neighborhood bitter cherries. She took an incredible chunk out of a hot cinnamon roll. As she chewed she attempted to persuade herself that the cloud above Mya used to be as a result sleep deprivation and a serious loss of espresso.

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