Book Review: Garden Spells

This weekend I finished another book--Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
This one was a recommendation from Katie and I'm so glad that I listened to her. The book was just what I was looking for--an easy read, with likable characters, and a cute storyline.

The beginning of the synopsis on Amazon is: 
"In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it.…"

And beyond that, it's the story of 2 sisters, Claire and Sydney, who each find a different way to cope with a mother who abandoned them when they were young girls.

I really liked the story--it was a bit more whimsical than other books I typically read, but I enjoyed that different element. It seems like people either liked it a ton or didn't like it at all. I read some of the reviews for the book before I downloaded it and someone likened it to the movie Practical Magic, which I could see.
Either way, I rated it 4 out of 5 stars, and I'll definitely be checking out more books from Sarah Addison Allen.

Also, you can download this one from Amazon for your Kindle for $1.99 right now. I actually got it free with some of those settlements/credits Amazon had.


  1. I don't normally go for these types of books either, but hearing the word whimsical describe it really intrigues me!!! Thanks for sharing girl!!

  2. Great price but I don't think this one will make my TBR list. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to find out what your next read is!

  3. You always find great book options! Love your suggestions and honest opinions:)

  4. I love Sarah Addison Allen's books, she always has a bit of whimsy in her novels!

  5. Ohh I'll definitely have to check this out! I've been looking for a cute, easy-read!

    <3, Pamela

  6. Glad you liked it! I didn't think I'd get into it, but I ended up LOVING the whimsical/magical elements of the story. I've read all of hers since this one, and they're all great. I love the way she writes the characters-- they all feel so, I don't know-- real to me. It's hard to describe. But it's great. Check out Lost Lake next! :)

  7. I know so many people who seem to love Sarah Addison Allen's books. I've yet to read anything by her myself, but I really think she's one I'd enjoy as well.


I LOVE hearing your thoughts and comments--so, make my day and leave me some lovin'!