The Sugar Queen by Sara Addison Allen was a very good book and i recommend it to everyone. It is about a group of women who are stuck in their lives when something happens that makes them move forward. Josie, the main character, is stuck taking care of a mother who does not love her but Josie feels sham for what she was like as a child so puts up with the criticisms her mother doles out to here. To escape she eats sweets and reads romances novels in her closet and will not throw away a red sweater her mother hates. Not much of a escape but it keeps her slightly sane.
Then one day Della Lee Baker shows up and has taken up residence in her closest and tries to help Josie out of the life she is in. First she sends her out for a sandwich from Chloe who is having her own problems. Josie becomes good friends to both women. Each one of these three women are unique and have something special about them.
I did listen to this book, not read it. But it was one of those books that i could not stop reading. I took my player everywhere with me so i could keep reading the book. It is definitely not one to put down.