Sunday, June 19, 2011

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

In the town of Bascom, North Carolina every family has its very own forte. The Waverly's role was one that even the residents believed was strange. Claire Waverly has taken over for their using her talents with the plants of her garden to encourage people to behave in a specific manner.
This story brings us two alienated sisters who have taken very diverse ways through life. I thought that the story was well written; it didn't grind but also didn't make me feel I had to hurry to finish it. It has an goodness about it which attracted me. I definitely saw a lot of the movie Practical Magic in the book. That is not to say that she based the book off the movie but there are certain similarities.
4 Stars

1 comment:

  1. I've heard so many great things about this author! I just read a review of her new book, The Peach Keeper, over at A Library of My Own. Thanks for the review, it sounds awesome!

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