Sarah Addison Allen
Della Lee Baker
Josey Carrini is 27 years old and know these 3 things for sure: winter is her favorite season, a Southern belle she isn't and sweets are best when eaten in private, in her secret closet. Josey is content, sort of, with her life in her mother's house, being at her mother's beck and call. After all, she is obligated after being such a brat as a child. All that changes after retreating to her room one night to console herself with hidden treats and paperback romances, when she finds local waitress Della Lee Baker hiding in her closet.
At Della Lee's urging, she slowly is giving up on caramels and moon pies, and meets Chloe Finley, who makes the best sandwiches in town. Chloe has a secret too. Books keep finding her and she has a tie to Josey's longtime crush, Adam the mailman.
On the surface this seems like a sticky sweet fairy tale of a story. But I liked it!. Josey, though a bit of a wimp, is really very strong. And she accepts Della Lee in her closet, I think, because she knows Della Lee can help. Her friendship with Chloe benefits them both in the long run, and we learn as the story progresses why Josey's mother is such a B**ch.
Until next time.
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