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Season of the Dragonflies: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Creech
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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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Four generations of Lenore women have manufactured a unique, very costly perfume that endows its carefully selected wearers with spectacular success in their chosen careers. But things have started to go wrong. Willow, the president of Lenore Inc. is having memory lapses. One of the company’s clients, a pop star, is causing trouble. Willow’s older daughter, Mya, who has always dreamed of taking over when her mother steps down, feels threatened when younger daughter Lucia comes home after a 15-year absence. Lucia has never before manifested the family gifts, which involve visions as well as special skills with perfumery, but now she sees an ominous dark cloud hovering over Mya’s head. And the rare flowers from which the perfume is made seem to be dying. Creech has created an intriguing premise in her first novel, but the plot elements related to the perfume and its powers are underdeveloped. More satisfying are the novel’s Blue Ridge Mountains setting and the relationships among mother and daughters, sisters, and the men with whom they fall in love. --Mary Ellen Quinn


“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)

“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)

“By turns charming and suspenseful, this is a memorable first novel.” (Publishers Weekly)

Product Details

  • File Size: 926 KB
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062307525
  • Publisher: William Morrow (August 12, 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GR0A5ZM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fell somewhat flat... July 9, 2014
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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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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delciously Wicked Magic Realism May 6, 2014
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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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining...but it got really dark at the end. June 22, 2014
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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 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful July 6, 2014
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Fragrance July 7, 2014
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Season of the Dragonflies is a wonderful book that combines a touch of magic, a secret flower and several generations of women who continue to produce a mysterious and powerful fragrance that sells for outrageous amounts of money. The formula, passed down through several generations, carries a curse with it to anyone who changes or alters the formula. When the flowers begin dying the rush is on to find out why and how to fix it before they become extinct.

Season of Dragonflies explores the fragile and delicate relationships between mothers, daughters and sisters. It's a tale about the power of love, loss, hope, forgiveness and redemption as it pits sister against sister in a race against time.

I enjoyed reading this book much more than I thought I would. Sarah Creech is a talented Author whose writing reminds me of Susan Wiggs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful story and I plan to share my book with ...
This is a wonderful story and I plan to share my book with my daughter. I couldn't put the book down it was so good I plan to read it a second time. Read more
Published 4 days ago by stacey thompson
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Fun read but very predictable
Published 17 days ago by Mary E. Coley
3.0 out of 5 stars This had the potential to be a great story. And the story itself is...
This had the potential to be a great story. And the story itself is interesting. However, the book simply is not well-written. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Keeps yo I enchanted from the start. A great way to shut out the world and relax. Would recommend to all.
Published 3 months ago by Kirstenkkrabbenhoft
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An absolutely wonderful read!
Published 3 months ago by Lisa Livingston
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragonflies caught my attention.
enjoyed the style of writing and the strong female roles.
Published 3 months ago by C. Schuver
4.0 out of 5 stars Not exceptional but a good read.
This book has some of everything: family relationships, romance, the mystical.
Published 4 months ago by Lorna J. Marx
3.0 out of 5 stars Hurried ending
Who was the man that caused the accident? Until two chapters later I was even unsure an accident had occurred. The ending was rushed and not satisfying. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lynne C. Iverson
3.0 out of 5 stars I can't categorize it as a favorite read, but I did pass it along
The novel held my interest. I can't categorize it as a favorite read, but I did pass it along.
Published 5 months ago by Tomboy Annie
4.0 out of 5 stars A magical, wonderful novel
Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech is a magical novel of family, old secrets, and love. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I love books that are full of magical... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Darlene @ Peeking Between the Pages
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