Monday, January 5, 2009

The Sugar Queen

Josey Cirrini's life is at a stand-still. As a child, she was bad-mannered and rude. When her father passed away at the age of nine, and she swore to make up for the bad ways that she treated her mother, she started hoarding sweets and romance novels in her closet. Now, at twenty-seven years old, she is a shy, obedient daughter to am overbearing mother, and is in love with her mailman. She keeps her dreams of traveling, adventure, and romance safely in her closet with her comfort foods. But when she wakes up to find that a strange woman has taken up residence in her closet, her entire life begins to change.

How did you like the book?
I loved it, and would read it again in a heartbeat.

What did you like most about the book?
I like that this book (and Sarah's other book, Garden Spells) has real-life scenarios that most books don't deal with like abuse and overeating. Sarah manages to weave these problems into a wonderful love story, while still respecting the consequences that these problems can have.

This book also has some really good plot twists!

What did you like least about the book?
Some parts were a bit predictable.

Would you recommend this book to others?
I sure would!

Any last words?
Sarah's writing differs so far from other writers I can't explain it, but I like it. I love the way she effortlessly weaves magic into her stories. I adored her first book, Garden Spells, and the magic it held (who wouldn't love an apple tree that throws apples?). I was afraid that this book wouldn't hold up to the first, but it does! Who doesn't love persistent know-it-all books that appear out of nowhere?!

To find this book on Amazon, click here.

1 book down for the Romance Reading Challenge!


  1. I am thinking I might have to give this author a try. I have seen positive reviews everywhere!

  2. I've read both Sugar Queen and Garden Spells and I loved them both. I'm glad you enjoyed.