Garden Spells

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Hodder & Stoughton, May 15, 2008 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Welcome to Bascom,North Carolina, where it seems that everyone has a story to tell about the Waverley women. The house that's been in the family for generations, the walled garden that mysteriously blooms year round, the rumours of dangerous loves and tragic passions. Every Waverley woman is somehow touched by magic. Claire has always clung to the Waverleys' roots, tending the enchanted soil in the family garden from which she makes her sought-after delicacies - famed and feared for their curious effects. She has everything she thinks she needs - until one day she waked to find a stranger has moved in next door and a vine of ivy has crept into her garden . . . Claire's carefully tended life is about to run gloriously out of control.

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User Review  - kmajort - LibraryThing

Nice book - I picked this one up because a book club meeting at my library was reading her 2nd (Sugar Queen). I was pleased - probably it was a number of things coming together - the right book for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

I really, really loved this book. The writing was beautiful and I loved the pinch of the magical in everyday life. My one complaint would have to be that there was quite a lot of buildup to one event ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Sarah Addison Allen is the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells, The Sugar Queen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon and The Peach Keeper. She lives in North Carolina, where her novels are set.

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