Sunday, June 22, 2008

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Another non biz book here. This one is a sweet summer read. More to come.

Garden Spells"Garden Spells" by Sarah Addison Allen, 2007, Bantam Dell, 290 pp.

Rating: 4 of 5 stars
This New York Times bestseller is magical, enchanting and a little dark, a la one of my favorite storytellers, Alice Hoffman. Easily and delightedly read in the space of a weekend. A tale of two sisters who are opposite and each possess different gifts. They come to find, in adulthood, that they need each other and thrive in each other's company. I will say that the moment of ugliness the book leads up to is a little too contrived and is solved much too neatly. I liked the small-town eccentrics and eccentricities and the little human mysteries and meanings for flowers scattered throughout. Hard to believe it's a first novel.

Thanks for the recommendation, Brandie!

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