Season of the Dragonflies
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Season of the Dragonflies

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 18mm | 40g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062307533
  • 9780062307538
  • 1,734,293

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By turns charming and suspenseful, this is a memorable first novel. --Publishers Weekly"
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Back cover copy

For generations, the Lenore women have manufactured a fragrance unlike any other. Hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains, their perfumery guards unique, mysterious ingredients. The Lenores' signature elixir is the key to success for the world's most powerful women.

Willow, the coolly elegant matriarch, is the brains behind the operation. Her gorgeous golden-haired daughter, Mya, is its heart and can "read" scents and envision their power to influence events. But Willow's younger daughter, dark-haired, soulful Lucia, claims no magical touch; wanting no part of the family business, she has left the mountains to make her own way in New York City.

When a divorce leaves Lucia at loose ends, she returns to the Blue Ridge Mountains and discovers trouble brewing. With the Lenore empire at stake, Lucia has suddenly begun to show signs of possessing her own special abilities. And her return to the mountains--heralded by a swarm of blue dragonflies--may be the answer they all need.
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Review Text

"Sarah Creech weaves together a magical tale of sisters and mothers and the power of human love. Season of the Dragonflies is a rich, deeply satisfying debut. Beatriz Williams, author of The Secret Life of Violet Grant
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