First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

First Frost, Sarah Addison Allen, Book JOurney

The Waverly’s were always considered a bit….


Claire went from a successful catering business to making candies that seemed to have taken the town by storm.  Everyone wants the candies and Claire finds that the candy business has slowly taken over every sweet moment of her life.

Sydney has a successful hair stylist shop which is ever-growing in clients, yet Sydney really longs to have a child with her husband.

Evanelle gives people strange gifts but finds her own health failing and she must make changes in her lifestyle.

Sydney’s daughter Bay has a gift of making things just right and is always on the decorating committees at school.  Now she has given her heart away to a boy who does not seem to want what she has so openly given.

And there is the Waverly apple tree, the tree which all the Waverly’s watch… waiting… for first frost.



I really enjoyed First Frost on audio.  Narrated by Susan Ericksen, whose voice lent a mystical musical tone to the book that was most appropriate.  Listening to First Frost was thoroughly enjoyable, almost relaxing as the story unfolds so smoothly.

Each of the women’s story line in the book is engaging.  Often when a story unfolds this way I find that I tend to enjoy one story line over the others and rush through to get to the parts I like.  This is not the case in First Frost.  Each character lends itself to the story building off the others.

Worth a listen.



  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 8 hours and 35 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Release Date: January 20, 2015


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Posted on March 27, 2015, in audio review and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. I just read this, too! I love all her books.

  2. I have Garden Spells, which I must read first…then First Frost is on my list.

  3. I really need to get to this!

  4. So glad you enjoyed this. First Frost is right here on my desk wondering when I’m going to get around to reading it.

  5. I’ve got several of her books here and need to make time to read them!

  6. I read the one that preceded this one. I really liked this family.

  7. I’ve been wanting to read this author, I’ve heard good things.

  8. This sounds good. The magical realism makes me think of Alice Hoffman’s novels.

  9. I’ll have to look for this on audio. I’ve been wanting to read Sarah Addison Allen for some time so thinks for the nudge!

  10. I love Sarah Addison Allen; her stories are always so how magical and relaxing. I’ve been waiting for the release of First Frost and was so excited to read your review!

  11. I liked this one as well!

  12. I love audio books. This sounds like a good one!

  13. I liked this one too, but I felt like it was missing something. I kept waiting for the big reveal of the “First Frost” and what happened when it began. Maybe I missed something, I was nursing a bad cold while I was reading. Oh and I borrowed it from the library and it was 7 day checkout only, so I may have rushed it. At the end, I felt like, that’s it? Maybe I need to read it again.

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