Jan 12, 2018

Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen

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What I enjoyed:

Sarah Addison Allen's books have brought me into the magic realism books and I love her for it. I didn't even know there was light and fluffy magical books that leaned more on reality than anything. The book cover to boot is adorable!


The story catches you and brings you into Claire's life. You're happy you're here everything just is...perfect.

She lives a quiet life with her catering business. She is fine with her "weird" quirks that the town doesn't necessarily like but they like what she makes. It is a good business.

Her sister comes back to town yanking her from the usual routine of her life. Everything that is happening is just a delight to read.

I love Evanelle. Those were my favorite-favorites of the story was her and her life that would pop up here and there for us.

I loved the take on Sydney's female rival and how it worked out. The woman is worried about Sydney taking her fiancee away and is upset with her return. She doesn't try to stab out Sydney from her town and her life. She is working through this jealousy and fear of losing her partner and she just figures out that she doesn't have anything to worry about.

I was rolling my eyes when that segment of the story was going through because I was not here for women and against women because of a man. But it was a nice change of events.

And, I ABSOLUTELY love that the "hero" of the story was the apple tree in the backyard.


That there wasn't more to this story. But we got a sequel and I was extremely disappointed with the sequel. So, I shouldn't have wanted one so much.

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