Nadine Larter's Reviews > Garden Spells

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review

it was amazing
bookshelves: my-library, my-library-read
Read 3 times. Last read March 29, 2014 to March 30, 2014.

I tried not to read this book in one day but I couldn't help it. Even though I had guests and things to do and people to cook for, I started this book on Saturday morning and but a little past midnight on Sunday morning I was done. Every time I read one of Allen's books I fall in love. It is rather an exquisite feeling to be so enchanted with the mind and worlds of another. She creates true magic on the page and I must admit that I am eternally grateful to her. I started reading a bit of Magical Realism with Alice Hoffman but didn't quite love her s o much. Ali Shaw excited me far better. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake excited me in theory but not in execution. And then Allen came along. The more I read her stuff the more empowered I feel to write the same genre and the idea excites me more than I can express. Some writers are so good at this particular genre that experiencing their stories feels like childhood fantasy come true. That childlike search for wonder has been satiated by these writers for me. How do you say "thank you" for that? How do you let someone know that because of them something in your own universe has shifted for the greater good and that they have given you a priceless gift for which you will always be grateful.

If you'll excuse me, I now have to go and find the rest of Ms. Allen's books because it has become very clear to me that I need them...
5 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Garden Spells.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

Finished Reading (Hardcover Edition)
Finished Reading (Hardcover Edition)
December 8, 2011 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
February 23, 2014 – Shelved
March 29, 2014 – Started Reading
March 29, 2014 –
page 87
March 30, 2014 – Finished Reading
January 3, 2015 – Shelved as: my-library
January 3, 2015 – Shelved as: my-library-read
February 1, 2015 – Shelved as: my-library (Hardcover Edition)
February 1, 2015 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
February 1, 2015 – Shelved as: my-library-read (Hardcover Edition)

Comments Showing 1-2 of 2 (2 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

Dawn Michelle I agree about The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Totally.
And now I must go push Sarah Addison Allen's books higher on my list because love as of late has been WAY too elusive...

Nadia You describe how I feel about Sarah Addison Allen's books to a T! :D

back to top