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Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
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Apr 04, 10

bookshelves: bookclub, own-it, magical-realism
Read in February, 2010 — I own a copy, read count: 2

For a first novel this is very well done. I adore the way she takes intangible emotions and thoughts and things that swirl around us as human being and gives them substance and texture. More mystical than supernatural, the flourish to the world we know is intriguing; the characters are well developed and likable; and the garden is fantastic. Even with similarities to The Giving Tree and Practical Magic this is a book all its own, and an enjoyable one at that.
My one caution is that the bits of sex come out of no where on occasion. It almost seemed like Sarah Addison Allen felt obligated to put them in since it was supposed to be a romance, since there were moments when the story would have been perfectly complete without them.
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Wyndie you quoted my mystical not supernatural thing. yeah!


Lady haha - I totally and blatently did :) I liked it that much.


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