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Season of the Dragonflies: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Creech

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Produktbeschreibungen

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“Season of the Dragonflies is a magical, romantic, and riveting novel. You won’t be able to put it down, and as soon as you finish reading, you’ll begin waiting for Sarah Creech’s next book. What a dazzling new talent!” (Nina de Gramont, author of Meet Me at the River)

Kurzbeschreibung

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.


Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 926 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 341 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 0062307525
  • Verlag: William Morrow (12. August 2014)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00GR0A5ZM
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Aktiviert
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #731.857 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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2.0 von 5 Sternen Fell somewhat flat... 10. Juli 2014
Von endlesswonderofreading - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Season of the Dragonflies was one book that I had just expected to fall in love with. I love magical realism and I love Sarah Addison Allen's books (which this book was compared to), so I thought all of those elements would add up to something truly spectacular for me. But it wasn't. Not really.

My main issue with Season of the Dragonflies was that the characters all fell flat for me. I liked Lucia enough, found Willow to be meh, and didn't like Mya one little bit. More than that though, I realized that I didn't care about any of the characters or what they're going through. I just found them all to be so boring. And once the characters fail for me, the rest of the book can be amazing, but I'll still find it average.

Another thing that was off-putting for me was that where other magical realism books have this sort of cozy feel to them, I felt like Season of the Dragonflies was less cozy and comfortable and more soap-opera like. There was so much drama and angst. Usually I'm a big fan of this because it keeps things interesting. But in Season of the Dragonflies, the angst and drama weren't presented in an intriguing way.

So, overall I found Season of the Dragonflies to be just okay. It wasn't even close to the most horrible book I've ever read, but it doesn't hold a candle to other magical realism novels. I say skip it.

Disclaimer: I read this book while sick so that might have colored my view of it a little bit.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Delciously Wicked Magic Realism 6. Mai 2014
Von Gayla M. Collins - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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High the Blue Ridge Mountain live women, Willow, and her two daughters, eldest, Mya and youngest Lucia. Lucia leaves this hallowed place to try her skills at acting, but has returned to this magically dark business; the business making a perfume from a flower that ONLY grows in their backyards along with other ritualistic items. . Each bottle is millions of dollars and only those who pay can purchase it.(AND must never say a word about where it came from) It guarantees success, power, sensual well being, passion and an intuitiveness that others never use.

Now that Lucia is back, and Willow, the mother, is showing signs of dementia, both daughters know the business must be passed on to only one of them. This has been the family way for generations and Willow must make ONE choice. Her dilemma occurs when Mya's hastiness leads to a terrible crime. Willow fears Lucia will run away again leaving the business to die. Mya is tempestuous, rash, quick to jump in without properly testing waters; Lucia is cautious nearly to a fault. Whom to chose?

Meanwhile, all three women are embroiled in very sensual, sexy romances which also figure in to decisions.

Much like Alice Hoffman and Sarah Allen Addison make magic realism glow, this was a very enjoyable read, but m need a star to grow on. However, 4 stars is never bad and I will hope for more from Sarah Creech.

I would conclude that "Seasons of Dragonflies" will be a wonderful read for those magic realism fans among us!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Entertaining...but it got really dark at the end. 22. Juni 2014
Von Ladybug - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I really enjoyed reading this book most of the way through. The plot was very unique. The characters weren't particularly deep, but they were likable and entertaining. I was invested in their stories, and I liked seeing the relationships between characters develop over time.

But I really, really did not like the last 25% of this book! Wow, it got so dark and depressing--I mean, strangely and awkwardly depressing. Honestly, it was hard to reconcile the mostly superficial, almost chick-lit-like feel of the majority of the book with the heaviness of the last part. The things that started to happen (to two characters in particular) felt WAY too intense and completely out of balance with the rest of the story. Creech goes from perfume and magic flowers to (SPOILER ALERT) near-fatal "accidents" and the possibility of murder. Huh? I felt like the ending was written for another, more serious story.

Regardless, even though the ending threw me off, I liked the book--overall--enough that I am still giving it four stars. Creech is a strong writer, and the creativity of this story was intriguing enough for me that I'd be willing to check out whatever she might publish in the future.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Wonderful 6. Juli 2014
Von Loves those books - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I will admit that because this book was compared to books written by Sarah Addison Allen I knew I had to give it a try. I am so glad I did, because I found it absolutely magical. It was a wonderful summer read, I especially liked that it was set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I live very close to them. If you are a Sarah Addison Allen fan you will love this book!
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Not a book for me 15. September 2014
Von CathyO - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This is the worst book ever. It is boring, boring, boring. Author goes into great detail about certain minor things, then
skips over greater things that could make the book interesting if elaborated upon.. It is a book I want to hurry through so I can be done with it and move on to a interesting book. I usually read a 400 page book in one day, but this one I find, I don't even want to pick it up and finish reading it. I can tell the author is young, and not full of life's adventurers yet, and it is her first book.
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