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Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
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Jul 03, 12

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Read from June 27 to July 03, 2012

This is the second book by Sarah Addison Allen I've read and I really enjoy her style. I'm glad to see she's written so many books, I'll be reading more. They give me quite a hangover....

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Starting out with this book I almost chucked it across the room and grabbed the next one from my stack to read. It really was so much like Practical Magic! But instead I went to goodreads and read some reviews. Feeling a little more hopeful I continued on. It didn't take too long for me to forget all about that.
I was quickly introduced to one of my favorite characters in the book, the apple tree. Oh that tree was a character alright! Full of personality. The tree was playful, caring and protective.

Next there was Evanelle Franklin. She was seventy-nine and full of spunk. Walking the track to admire the young men's behinds. She had urges that demanded she give people various items. The items seemed to be useless from a crazy old lady but had a way of changing the lives of many people. Things like a lighter, a spoon or a jar of cherries. I would love to have an Evanelle in my life.

The main part of the story however is about two sisters. Despite not really understanding each other as children and being estranged for 10 years have a wonderful journey to love for each other, themselves and two men that I wouldn't throw any stones at if they came knocking on my door!

There is trouble lurking around the corner but for the most part it's a happy, feel-good, magical story true to, what I now know to be, the authors style. It's set in the summer around the 4th of July so I picked the perfect time to read it. Tomorrow is the 4th of July!
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Jessi I agree the Practical Magic similarities were glaring at the beginning, but I loved the house and the town, the descriptions were just gorgeous.


Renetta Jessi wrote: "I agree the Practical Magic similarities were glaring at the beginning, but I loved the house and the town, the descriptions were just gorgeous."

If you get in the mood for this kind of read again you might want to try her book, The Girl Who Chased The Moon. There's some magic to the house, the small quaint town and a few characters with a hint of magic to them. It's a totally different story line of course.


message 3: by Kim (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kim I'm still suffering from my hangover after two days....I'm desperately searching for another book to continue this feeling. Any suggestions (I already read all of her other books)?


Renetta Kim wrote: "I'm still suffering from my hangover after two days....I'm desperately searching for another book to continue this feeling. Any suggestions (I already read all of her other books)?"


I don't have any suggestions but investigations can be done. I found a list on this page that might be useful and I hunted down another. I hope they help! I'll be all caught up on this author too some day! Yikes.

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14...

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18...


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