By Sarah Creech
As beguiling because the novels of Alice Hoffman, Adriana Trigiani, Aimee Bender, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a narrative of plants, sisters, sensible magic, previous secrets and techniques, and new love, set within the Blue Ridge Mountains.
For generations, the Lenore ladies have synthetic a fragrance not like the other, and protected the original and mysterious parts. Their perfumery, hidden within the quiet rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, creates one distinctive elixir that secretly sells for thousands of bucks to the world’s such a lot powerful—movie stars, politicians, artists, and CEOs. The Lenore’s signature body spray is really the most important to their success.
Willow, the coolly dependent Lenore relations matriarch, is the brains in the back of the corporate. Her wonderful, golden-haired daughter Mya is its middle. Like her foremothers, she will be able to “read” scents and envision their energy. Willow’s more youthful daughter, dark-haired, soulful Lucia, claims no magical contact, nor does she wish any a part of the family members company. She left the mountains years in the past to make her personal manner. yet hassle is brewing. Willow is experiencing unusual spells of forgetfulness. Mya is plotting a coup. a consumer is threatening blackmail. And so much ominously, the original plants utilized in their fragrance are dying.
Whoever can keep the corporate will inherit it. although Mya is the most obvious selection, Lucia has started displaying indicators of her personal certain talents. And her go back to the mountains—heralded by means of a swarm of blue dragonflies—may be the reply all of them need.
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Mya hung up on her mom. She passed the telephone again to Luke. Mya stared out on the blur of timber, and the extra she thought of it, the extra Mya believed her mom able to altering the whole trajectory of her destiny. Willow and Lucia did appear nearer. both Mya used to be unwell and paranoid, or she used to be as regards to wasting destiny keep watch over over Lenore integrated. She had stayed in Quartz hole her whole lifestyles, had cared for the land and the company and their mom whereas Lucia used to be away following her egocentric passions. may possibly her mom in truth make this determination? Mya needed to comprehend once she arrived domestic. “Please force quicker. ” Luke shifted into 5th equipment and pressed down tough at the accelerator. bankruptcy 23 Naming the President IS SHE ok with this? ” Lucia stated after Willow hung up the receiver. Willow didn’t are looking to deceive her daughter, yet Lucia had paintings to do and getting her emotions concerned might purely impede her. This, chiefly else, was once an important enterprise ability to grasp. “She’s dazed, and also you understand how antivenin may be. ” “Not really,” Lucia stated. Willow didn’t have firsthand adventure with snakebites both, and Lucia had by no means spent as a lot time within the woods as Mya. “You recognize what I meant,” Willow acknowledged. “She’ll be positive. ” “Did you inform her? ” “I made up our minds opposed to it. ” Willow picked up the telephone and passed it to Lucia. “Mya’s received adequate occurring to not need to fear approximately that cloud. She must relaxation; after that we’ll seek advice from her. ” “Do I name now? ” Lucia acknowledged, and took the telephone from Willow. Willow opened an Excel spreadsheet and scrolled throughout the names and numbers till she landed on Peter Sable, Zoe’s supervisor. She highlighted the quantity. “Here you go,” Willow stated, and stepped apart so Lucia may stand on the helm of the table. Willow sat on her sofa. It felt reliable to be at the different part for as soon as. On many events whereas Lucia used to be in long island, a bitterness had brewed within Willow, as though Lucia had purposely stolen the years away, years that she had longed for while her ladies have been little. She desired to be close to them as they got here of age and constructed their pursuits and careers and relationships. every time Willow went to town for conferences, Lucia continuously appeared busy or basically had time for a fast lunch. Jonah hardly got here along with her. Her personal daughter, an insignificant acquaintance. definitely she hadn’t sought after Lucia to head throughout the heartache of a divorce, yet she had longed for a few occasion to deliver Lucia again to the mountains, regardless of the fee. Lucia’s lengthy black hair, faded dermis as tender as gardenia petals, huge blue eyes, and huge cheekbones reflected Grandmother Serena’s positive factors a lot that the daguerreotype of Willow’s grandmother at the mantel appeared alive with Lucia status in entrance of it. Lucia pinned the receiver within the criminal of her neck and stated, “No solution. ” “Try again,” Willow stated, and Lucia gave her an analogous offended glance she used to whilst Willow requested her to scrub the home windows of the cabin. Willow valued a transparent view. “Mr. Sable? ” Lucia sounded extra convinced than she had while she first known as Jennifer.