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Critical Praise

"Wells returns with a preciously sentimental stand-alone novel that once again pays homage to the quirky Southern female.... Calla Lily Ponder is every bit as affable as her name suggests.... Expect high demand from loyal Ya-Yas fans, who have eagerly awaited a new work from Wells."

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"The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder will remind you of your first love and power of friendship. As the saying goes, ‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry.’ But, really, you will."

Real Simple

"Wells weaves more of the magic that made her a bestseller.... Chock-full of Southern charm and sassy wisdom . . . it benefits from a hearty dose of Wells's trademark charisma.... [Calla's] sure to be a crowd-pleaser thanks to her humble aspirations, ever hopeful heart and perseverance no matter what fate throws at her."

Publishers Weekly