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ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) Haha, can't wait to read your comments. I thought of you during the "gushy" scenes. (Those didn't bother me, hehe).

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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist" Well, at least she just says "they made love" and doesn't go into all the anatomical details. ;-)

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Mariel I just finished reading the Peach Keeper, and I feel the same way about this author's writing. Very predictable, light and fluffy-sweet. But sometimes I need a bit of that. I feel like it's the book version of flipping on the E! channel.

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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist" We all need the brain candy from time to time. If you haven't read Girl Who Chased the Moon yet you have another sweet treat in store. I thought it was better than the Peach Keeper.

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Jennifer I though your review was spot on! And as you said, I will probably read another of these when I need a reading break. Thanks for sharing. I base most of book choices on reviews like yours.

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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist" Thanks, Jennifer. Allen is a nice 3-star fallback author. Looks like she's got another one coming out in 2013, but I don't see a book description yet.

ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) Yep, she's still writing the book, I believe and has a tentative title. She's in recovery from chemotherapy, I believe.

ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) I believe I believe stuff in that prior sentence, haha.

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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist" Yes, Teresa, I do believe (he he) she had breast cancer and finished treatment a few months ago.

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Cadiva I love her books, I don't expect War and Peace from them but they're great for reading in the bath or just before bed and knowing you're going to get a bit of a feel good factor with maybe a bit of forgiveness for past wrongs thrown in to stop it being too sweet.

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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist" Cadiva wrote: "I love her books, I don't expect War and Peace from them but they're great for reading in the bath or just before bed and knowing you're going to get a bit of a feel good factor with maybe a bit of..."

Perfect assessment, Cadiva. I poke fun at chick lit, but I can't pretend I don't enjoy it from time to time.

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Cadiva I have to admit to being surprised by Allen's The Peach Keeper, in a good way though. There was a lot less saccharine in that I thought and the story as a whole had a real bite to it. I wondered for a while where she was going with it at the beginning with the relationships but I really enjoyed it.
I've read all four of her novels now and enjoyed each of them for different reasons. I still think Garden Spells is the best though.

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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist" I absolutely agree with you about Garden Spells. It's the most fun, and has the best characters.
The Peach Keeper was my least favorite. Just didn't work for me. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't magical like her others. I think it's one where you either relate to the characters or you don't. If you don't, it falls flat.

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Cadiva Yes, I'd completely agree with that, because the magic aspect of it is so subtle, you have to like the characters. I thought the blokes were more interesting this time round, specially Sebastian, and I did like Paxton, just wasn't as keen on Willa, which is a shame when she's the protagonist!

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Jone I agree. Sometimes you just need a break from the usual.

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Diane Love this review/comment, it perfectly sums up my feelings about this author and her stories! I could not have said it better myself.

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Dorothy Tipton Ived listen to The Girl who chase tbe moon. I really like it. but, my ? is is there a book 2.

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Grace Baumgarten I just finished it. I was asking the same question-- would there be a sequel? The ending seems to beg for one. I was disappointed that the huge secret Julia revealed to Sawyer, which had been built up from the very beginning of the story, was not sufficiently concluded.

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Heather Personally for a person with anxiety, depression, chronic pain and just happens to be an HSP, her books are exactly what I want and need in life AND for a southerner there’s actually a lot of truth in them... or maybe I just still manage to see the magic in life and especially in the south

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