Sunday, September 6, 2015

Season of the Dragonflies...Review & Giveaway!

Are you looking for another book to add to your "must read" pile for fall? Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech is a book I just finished up and I would add it for sure! Here is the scoop...

  About the Book

As beguiling as the novels of Alice Hoffman, Adriana Trigiani, Aimee Bender, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a story of flowers, sisters, practical magic, old secrets, and new love, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
For generations, the Lenore women have manufactured a perfume unlike any other, and guarded the unique and mysterious ingredients. Their perfumery, hidden in the quiet rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, creates one special elixir that secretly sells for millions of dollars to the world’s most powerful—movie stars, politicians, artists, and CEOs. The Lenore’s signature perfume is actually the key to their success.
Willow, the coolly elegant Lenore family matriarch, is the brains behind the company. Her gorgeous, golden-haired daughter Mya is its heart. Like her foremothers, she can “read” scents and envision their power. Willow’s younger daughter, dark-haired, soulful Lucia, claims no magical touch, nor does she want any part of the family business. She left the mountains years ago to make her own way. But trouble is brewing. Willow is experiencing strange spells of forgetfulness. Mya is plotting a coup. A client is threatening blackmail. And most ominously, the unique flowers used in their perfume are dying.
Whoever can save the company will inherit it. Though Mya is the obvious choice, Lucia has begun showing signs of her own special abilities. And her return to the mountains—heralded by a swarm of blue dragonflies—may be the answer they all need.

My Thoughts:  I am not typically a fantasy/magical book fan but, at it's core, this book is more of a tale of family and family dynamics so I went for it and I am so glad I did.  The plot line was unique and the characters were so engaging that it was hard to put the book down.  While I was intrigued by the quest to keep the business going, what I most enjoyed was Creech's exploration of the relationships between mothers and daughters and sisters.  She did a wonderful job of creating likable characters the reader feels invested in.  I would happily recommend this book and am looking forward to the authors next book.  You can pick up Season of the Dragonflies today on Amazon...
 


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34 comments:

Heather Kelly said...

My favorite place to read is sitting outside on the cool mornings or evenings or fall days with 78 degrees or less.

Julie Waldron said...

My favorite place to read is curled up on the couch with a coffee :)

Darlene said...

i love to read on my back lawn.

Amy S said...

I love to read on my couch w/ my coffee cup in hand. Outside would be lovely but my swing broke... bummer :-)

Nancy said...

I like to read on my couch with some hot tea on the table beside me.

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Diana said...

I love to read in my bed at night
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Danielle jones said...

My fvorite place this time of year to read is sitting on the creek bank while my son fishes. I love to be outside and just feel and smell all things fall.
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Peggy said...

I love to sit on the sun porch on a couch with a blanket.

Peggy said...

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Daniel M said...

late in bed before sleep - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Jenna H said...

My favorite place to read is snuggled up in my favorite chair next to a window were I can see the pretty fall leaves!

Caroline said...

I love sitting on my back porch with a blanket.

Leela said...

Snuggled in bed.

Heidi Ingalls said...

I like to read snuggled up in bed with a hot apple cider or hot chocolate.

Ken Ohl said...

on my back porch. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Beth Purcell said...

I love to read with the window open and hot coffee at hand!

Yvie Field said...

Outside on the porch swing.

Donna said...

I do all my reading in my bed. I always read before bed because it is the only time I have to read.

Terri said...

My favorite place to read in the fall is on my sofa curled up under my favorite faux fur throw.

Tallulah Jane said...

I love to read in bed. It helps me relax.

kmcgrew213 said...

i like to read on my porch too!

Liberty Lithium said...

I like to read on the porch or in bed! :)

Lynne said...

I hate to say it, but I do most of my reading all year round while sitting at my desk at work. I have a lot of downtime on my job and it's the one place I can read for long periods without interruption.

Angela Saver said...

I love to sit on our back deck & read this time of year!

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Stephanie Grant said...

I really enjoy reading out in our hammock during the fall.

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Kristie said...

I love to read on my couch with hot chocolate and a blanket and my heater! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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Dawn Ganey said...

I love my screened in back porch to read.

Wendy Rodriguez said...

My favorite place to read is at home when it nice & quiet. Thank you

Loree Rupe said...

I will read anywhere!!!!

ani hearts japan said...

In bed or at the library.

Anne Klotz said...

My favorite place to read is curled up in my big comfy chair by the window!!