THE CROWNING GLORY OF CALLA LILY PONDER by Rebecca Wells (2009). Wells is better known for her book DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD. Hopefully this book will be a good as that movie, although I don’t think I finished watching the whole movie so I never read that book she wrote! This story takes place in the small river town of La Luna in Louisiana. Calla Lily Ponder is living a charmed life in La Luna until it is cut short when her mother dies of stage four breast cancer and first love Tuck leaves her with a broken heart after high school graduation. Then Calla Lily with her “healing hands” takes off for New Orleans to further her education at a fancy beauty academy.This is a book full of love magic. A little eccentric and little magical .. not a bad thing.
NOTE: I really enjoyed this book! Give it a try, if you don’t mind a little “magic!