This is my favorite book by my favorite author. Not only is she an amazing writer, but she is also an amazing person. I have met her twice and she never fails to make me feel like I am the only person in the world. She has just released a sequel to this book and it was also wonderful!
I got this as a free book on my Nook and never would have picked it out otherwise. I was pleasantly surprised and I couldn't put the book down I had to know what happened next. It has just the right amount of whimsy and magic for an adult novel.
Claire Waverly is a successful caterer. She uses herbs from her magical garden that makes all of her dishes special. Everything is going well until her sister Sydney shows up with her daughter Bay. Then the trouble begins.
I love Sarah Addison Allen and this one did not disappoint! All of her stories have just this hint of subtle magic that weave in and out of a beautiful story. I love how she painted the picture so well of the garden imagery in this story. The characters are easy to love and it is a beautiful story.
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen .. I haven't read this yet... I am going to get it at my local library... On tape or disc.. Which ever is available... I will be looking at what I available at the library before going...
I love books that throw just a little bit of "magic" in to make it believable. She reminds me a lot of Alice Hoffman. Everyday people, living every day lives, but with a little bit of something extraordinary.
Honestly the Apple tree is the best character don't get me wrong everyone in the book all the characters are fantastic and magical within themselves but that Apple tree made the story what it was so rich charismatic and magical magical is the best word you can describe the whole story within itself it's definitely a must read I highly recommend reading the story and any other story from this author she is a fantastic writer!!
The book, in a nutshell, is about the choices of a mother that consumes one Waverley sister and that mother's death that haunts the other. Whether trying to live up to the Waverley name or live down the past, this story shows how a little bit of everyday magic can foster new love, warn of danger, show who you are, show who you were, and create an unexpected story that keeps you beggingg for more. I read The Girl Who Chased the Moon and fell in love with Addison-Allen's writing style. I knew I needed to read more of her work and this was the very next book I found.