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Il profumo del pane alla lavanda Generazioni di Waverley avevano coltivato il giardino In quella terra c era la loro storia e il loro futuro Ma qualcosa stava per accadere, qualcosa che il giardino non era ancora pronto a rivelare Claire una Waverley e conosce bene le magiche propriet di frutti e fiori che crescono nel suo giardino Dalla nonna, Claire ha ereditato la grande casa in cui vive sola e ricette preziose che possono cambiare il destino delle persone I nasturzi inducono a mantenere i segreti, le bocche di leone spengono la passione e la lavanda Tuttavia, la sua una vita tranquilla Almeno fino al giorno in cui la sorella Sidney, scappata di casa dieci anni prima, bussa inaspettatamente alla porta e fa vacillare il muro che Claire ha costruito attorno al proprio cuore 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. 3.5 Stars I 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 exquisite 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 unique enough spin in its storytelling The element of magic was handled with care and executed to perfection not too far out there, but so 3.5 Stars I 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 exquisite 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 unique 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 while.Although 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 Posted at Shelf InflictedFor generations, the Waverly family has made their home in Bascom, North Carolina Each of the Waverly women possesses a unique magic which has made them a curiosity in the town, but their oddness also keeps others at a distance Claire is a caterer who uses the enchanted herbs and flowers in her garden to prepare exquisite dishes that affect the eater s feelings Claire s aunt, Evanelle, gives odd and random gifts that she knows the recipient will need in the future He Posted at Shelf InflictedFor generations, the Waverly family has made their home in Bascom, North Carolina Each of the Waverly women possesses a unique magic which has made them a curiosity in the town, but their oddness also keeps others at a distance Claire is a caterer who uses the enchanted herbs and flowers in her garden to prepare exquisite dishes that affect the eater s feelings Claire s aunt, Evanelle, gives odd and random gifts that she knows the recipient will need in the future Her younger sister, Sydney, has a knack for creating just the right hairstyles for her clients Even Sydney s daughter, Bay, has a special talent for knowing just where something or someone belongs The fun starts when Sydney flees with her daughter from an abusive man and returns to the home she abandoned Claire s quiet life is suddenly thrown in turmoil, and both sisters are forced to deal with their past Claire gradually succumbs to the charms of the man next door, and Sydney finds love with a childhood friend Garden Spells was a light, pleasant, and enchanting romance that was just a little too sweet, sentimental, and predictable for me The men are too good to be true, the villains are stereotypes, and there s very little conflict I loved the big and cantankerous apple tree with a mind of its own that throws apples at unsuspecting victims Not my cup of tea, but should please those readers who like magic, love, and happy endings 3.5 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 fami 3.5 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 WaverleyIt was like the way you wanted sunshine on Saturdays, or pancakes for breakfast They just made you feel goodPerfectly 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 quirky 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 realism.I 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 infrequently, 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 ending.Overall 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 So good, I read it twice There is a great sense of place for this book, the imagery is truly enchanting and visceral What I really like about the novel is how grounded in reality it is, making the magic seem entirely plausible in its subtlety The pain and drama of the characters make them three dimensional and completely relatable.I was left with only two questions 1 Is there a sequel to this 2 If not, why the hell isn t there ETA February 2015 There is a sequel Special thanks to Christi So good, I read it twice There is a great sense of place for this book, the imagery is truly enchanting and visceral What I really like about the novel is how grounded in reality it is, making the magic seem entirely plausible in its subtlety The pain and drama of the characters make them three dimensional and completely relatable.I was left with only two questions 1 Is there a sequel to this 2 If not, why the hell isn t there ETA February 2015 There is a sequel Special thanks to Christina to alerting me to this D What I learned from this book isif an apple tree throws its apples at you, for goodness sake, pay attention already This book is lovely, magical, enchanting I sat down to read just one chapter, basically to decide whether it was worth holding onto even though it was already overdue At 2 30 a.m I finished the whole darn thing Couldn t stop myself I floated in a state of suspended reality, where time had no meaning.The basic idea of the book two sisters experienced their childhoods very What I learned from this book isif an apple tree throws its apples at you, for goodness sake, pay attention already This book is lovely, magical, enchanting I sat down to read just one chapter, basically to decide whether it was worth holding onto even though it was already overdue At 2 30 a.m I finished the whole darn thing Couldn t stop myself I floated in a state of suspended reality, where time had no meaning.The basic idea of the book two sisters experienced their childhoods very differently Now, as adults, they must come to terms with choices, past and present, and with the unique abilities each woman inherited In Bascom, North Carolina, townsfolk know Claire s garden grows produce with mystical properties, like the honeysuckle wine she makes that lets you see in the dark Sydney has a gift for revealing a person s inner self through a haircut Bay always knows where things belong And whatever Evanelle gives you, no matter how strange, you ll be certain to need before too long It is really difficult for me to find a book that suits me I love stories, and I love to read Since I don t have a lot of time to read, I have to be really picky Which means, if it hasn t grabbed my attention early on, I normally don t continue.When I saw Garden Spells on the shelves in the book store I immediately wanted to read it because of the cover, the title and the blurb I knew for sure that this was a book that I had to read.I was so excited when I sat down and opened the book Perha It is really difficult for me to find a book that suits me I love stories, and I love to read Since I don t have a lot of time to read, I have to be really picky Which means, if it hasn t grabbed my attention early on, I normally don t continue.When I saw Garden Spells on the shelves in the book store I immediately wanted to read it because of the cover, the title and the blurb I knew for sure that this was a book that I had to read.I was so excited when I sat down and opened the book Perhaps it was the high hopes and expectations I had put on this novel, but I was ready to toss it after the first chapter I complained to my husband and cursed the book, Stupid book But then, I did something uncharacteristic of me with books I gave it another chance.I read on, even struggling a bit with the second chapter Funny thing, I had been right to judge it by its cover, title and blurb, because by the end I had really grown to love the magical world Sarah Addison Allen had created Garden Spells is a fairy tale of sorts with an enchanted apple tree, envy, edible spells, love and a happy ending It turned out to be everything that I had hoped it would be And I learned that you can t judge a book by its first chapter Does three sound fair Yes, this book is definitely reminsicent of Practical Magic in plotline I can t imagine anyone not thinking soa beautiful old house, two magical sisters whose mother died when they were young, one practical and a homebody, the other a wild woman with a daughter who comes back home to escape an abusive man Umsounds familiar Very.BUTThe author creates an amazing atmosphere, and the basics of the plot may be the same, but the details are entirely new and lovely The aunt Evanelle is an abs Yes, this book is definitely reminsicent of Practical Magic in plotline I can t imagine anyone not thinking soa beautiful old house, two magical sisters whose mother died when they were young, one practical and a homebody, the other a wild woman with a daughter who comes back home to escape an abusive man Umsounds familiar Very.BUTThe author creates an amazing atmosphere, and the basics of the plot may be the same, but the details are entirely new and lovely The aunt Evanelle is an absolutely fascinating characternot to mention the wonderful apple tree who wants to share in all the experiences I stayed up late to finish reading this book, and I don t do that often Practical Magic had undertones of darkness and spices, mystery and tragedy Garden Spells instead makes magic beautifully mundanea part of these women s everyday life, and just as difficult but worth dealing with than the marital problems of Emma and her husband Very highly recommendedthe best book I ve read in a long time Third time One of my favorites.


About the Author: Sarah Addison Allen

New York Times Bestselling novelist Sarah Addison Allen brings the full flavor of her southern upbringing to bear on her fiction a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small town sensibility.Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Allen grew up with a love of books and an appreciation of good food she credits her journalist father for the former and her mother, a fabulous cook, for the latter In college, she majored in literature because, as she puts it, I thought it was amazing that I could get a diploma just for reading fiction It was like being able to major in eating chocolate After graduation, Allen began writing seriously Her big break occurred in 2007 with the publication of her first mainstream novel, Garden Spells, a modern day fairy tale about an enchanted apple tree and the family of North Carolina women who tend it Booklist called Allen s accomplished debut spellbindingly charming The novel became a Barnes Noble Recommends selection, and then a New York Times Bestseller.Allen continues to serve heaping helpings of the fantastic and the familiar in fiction she describes as Southern fried magic realism Clearly, it s a recipe readers are happy to eat up as fast as she can dish it out.Her published books to date are Garden Spells 2007 , The Sugar Queen 2008 , The Girl Who Chased the Moon 2010 , The Peach Keeper 2011 and Lost Lake 2014 and First Frost 2015 From BN.com


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