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Garden Spells kindle ´ Hardcover ☆ sarah addison allen ☆ [Download] ➾ Garden Spells Author Sarah Addison Allen – The women of the Waverley family whether they like it or not are heirs to an unusual legacy one that grows in a fenced plot behind their ueen Anne home on PendlaThe women of the Waverley family whether they like it or not are heirs to an unusual legacy one that grows in a fenced plot behind their ueen Anne home on Pendland Street in Bascom North Carolina There an apple tree bearing fruit of magical properties looms over a garden filled with herbs and edible flowers that possess the power to affect in curious ways anyone who eats them For nearly a decade 34 year old Claire Waverley at peace with her family inheritance has lived in the house alone embracing the spirit of the grandmother who raised her ruing her mother's unfortunate destin 35 StarsI’ll keep this review short and—in the spirit of this adorable story—sweet Garden Spells offered the perfect magical escape I was searching for The writing was exuisite and the plot—enchanting This book did sort of feel like a cross between Practical Magic and Sleeping with the Enemy as many readers have mentioned but it certainly offered a uniue enough spin in its storytelling The element of magic was handled with care and executed to perfection not too far out there but solid enough to whisk the reader outside of reality for a whileAlthough I found the plot fairly predictable the romance was sweet and gentle and the fact that I knew where the story was heading didn't seem to dampen my enjoyment The lack of angst was refreshing and a nice change from my current string of tension filled reads Recommended for readers in search of a light read who also enjoy a bit of magic in their fiction

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Wn With Sydney's homecoming the magic that the uiet caterer has measured into recipes to shape the thoughts and moods of others begins to influence Claire's own emotions in terrifying and delightful ways As the sisters reconnect and learn to support one another each finds romance where she least expects it while Sydney's child Bay discovers both the safe home she has longed for and her own surprising gifts With the help of their elderly cousin Evanelle endowed with her own uncanny skills the Waverley women redeem the past embrace the present and take a joyful leap into the futur 35 StarsThe Waverleys of Bascom North Carolina have always been considered strange by their neighbors what with Claire’s skill in whipping up delectable dishes from flowers with magical attributes Evanelle’s sudden compulsion to give mundane presents that eventually become useful in the near future and Claire’s uncanny ability to choose the hairstyle apropos for the person’s situation A decade ago Sydney ran as far away as she can from Bascom while Claire stayed home to carry on the family legacy but when Sydney returns to Bascom to lie low for a while it will be up to Claire to show Sydney what it means to be finally home as a Waverley “It was like the way you wanted sunshine on Saturdays or pancakes for breakfast They just made you feel good” Perfectly sums up the way I feel about Garden Spells Fun and easy to read this novel thawed my ice box of a heart with its uirky main and secondary characters scrumptious dishes made from flowers I haven’t heard of before postcard worthy setting poignant rendering of forgiveness and acceptance with just the right touch of magic realismI particularly like the dynamics between Claire and Sydney after meeting for the first time in ten years They’re extremely dissimilar yet drawn to each other as well which makes their interaction painfully guarded If you have an errant sibling whom you see infreuently you’ll know what I mean There are two things though that could’ve been better the romance and the ending I found the romance a tad too cheesy for my taste but that's just me I guess Not your fault book I just have a low tolerance for romance nowadays Another is the predictable endingOverall though an enjoyable light read as is usual for Sarah Addison Allen books Her books are my mint sorbet my palate cleanser when I’m in between weightier or frustrating reads or to recover from a book slump And that says a lot about Sarah Addison Allen's writing

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Garden SpellsY and seemingly unconcerned about the fate of her rebellious sister Sydney who freed herself long ago from their small town's constraints Using her grandmother's mystical culinary traditions Claire has built a successful catering business and a carefully controlled utterly predictable life upon the family's peculiar gift for making life altering delicacies lilac jelly to engender humility for instance or rose geranium wine to call up fond memories Garden Spells reveals what happens when Sydney returns to Bascom with her young daughter turning Claire's routine existence upside do Garden spells is fun it reminded me of Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman though Both include two sisters who are descendents of a weird magical family which is ostracized by the small town's folks that they live next to Also similar to Practical Magic is the violence in one sister's past that she is trying to get away from Magical realism isn't usually a genre that I enjoy but it seems to work well here My book group at the library chose this but I am glad I gave it a try