In The Girl Who Chased the Moon Sarah Addison Allen presents another enchanting tale of magic and romance in a small southern town. Emily Benedict is still recovering from the death of her mother when she goes to live with the maternal grandfather she’s never met. From the moment she enters the house her mother was raised in Emily is surrounded by a sense of mystery and magic: from the quiet giant of a grandfather who constantly checks the dryer to the wallpaper that seems to change overnight. She quickly realizes that there is a reason her mother never visited or talked about her home town, but no one will tell her what it is.
She is befriended by her neighbor, Julia, who bakes cakes and struggles to put the past behind her. That would be easier if Sawyer, her first love and biggest regret would stop hanging around. Emily and Julia struggle together to deal with the past and let a bit of magic into their lives.