Monday, April 5, 2010

Book - Garden Spells

I just had to re-read this one, it is still one of my favorites, and I still highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a easy, fun, quirky and sweet romance. Re-reading it has given me more of an appreciation of some of the other characters and I caught more of the subtle influence of belief and faith that makes this town/book such a joy to read. Claire's world revolves around her house, her business and her heart, even if she never lets on to it.

Garden Spells (Bantam Discovery) by Sarah Addison Allen
The house of Waverley had always held something magical for the women who lived in it and the town that lived around it. Claire had made good use of the flowers that bloomed under that magical apple tree, she had made a good career catering to the whims of the town, now that her sister had come home, and a new man had moved in next door, her world had been turned upside down.

This is the debut novel for Sarah Addison Allen, WOW, this book is so good I can’t write out a synopsis because I am so afraid of giving away too much. The character dynamics are fantastic, I fell in love with Claire, Tyler, Evenelle and all the rest. I really enjoyed the magical elements to the apple tree, the gift giving, the sense of placement and belonging. They were so subtle at times that it made you believe in the possibility of it all. I felt chills, laughed out loud, cried, cringed and even yelled at the book, I was so enveloped in this book I was talking to the apple tree myself. Absolutely wonderful and magical book of romance, family love, and acceptance.
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