Garden Spells Author:Sarah Addison Allen The Waverly's have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation. For the Waverly history is in the soil and so are their futures. — A succesfull caterer Claire Waverly prepares dishes made with her mystical plants. Meanwhile,... more » her elderly cousin, Evanelle, distributew unexpected presents whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverlys-except for Claire's rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before.
When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire's quiet life is turned upside down. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal wounds of the past. And soon the sister realize they must deal with their common legacy-if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom...or with each other.« less