Sarah Addison Allen's "The Girl Who Chased the Moon".
Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. Why did she leave her hometown so suddenly? Why did she vow never to return?
But in a place where unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight, where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood, and where a neighbor bakes hummingbird cakes in the hope of bringing back a lost love, Emily will find that the answers are not what she expects...
Two of my favorite quotes from the book:
"How we see the world changes all the time. It all depends on our mood."
"Blank-slate friendships were thin and temperamental. There was no history there to cement people together, for better or worse."
This really thoughtful statement by Sarah Addison Allen - "my favorite books are the ones that make me smile for hours after reading them. I want that for my readers, for the sweetness to linger. Sort of like chocolate, but without the calories" - makes me wanna read all her other books.