Season Of The Dragonflies
Morrow, Aug 12 2014, $25.99
Serena Lenore found a rare flower overseas that she brought back to the Blue Ridge Mountains. For decades since Lenore women have created an extremely expensive rare perfume from that flower to sell to selective clients though many want to be their customer. This magical perfume they produce enables the chosen ones to succeed in whatever vocation they desire. However, Lenore, Inc. may be in trouble as the key ingredient, that special flower, is nearing extinction and a troublesome individual begins an extortion scheme.
Additionally, current president Willow recently has shown her age as she suffers from amnesiac gaps. Her daughter Mya, whose ambition has been to run the family company, begins to think the time for her to take charge is now; but hesitates as she does not want to hurt her mom. Her opportunity becomes threatened when her only rival her sister Lucia, who never displayed the special Lenore talent, returns to the Blue Ridge Mountains after being away for years. If the siblings compete, the firm dies; if they merge their skills the firm survives (for now) and may even thrive.
Season of The Dragonflies is a pleasant female family fantasy. The women are three dimensional even with their special skills; as their troubled relationships and the impact on the firm is the prime storyline ingredient. Though the perfume, its special potent flower and the chosen beneficiaries (with one notorious exception) are under-featured (suggest an anthology starring customers), this is an appealing drama.