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Garden Spells
Garden Spells
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
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.… — The Waverleys have alw...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553384833
ISBN-10: 055338483X
Publication Date: 5/20/2008
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 169 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Discovery
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
A delightful book. Would love to be invited to lunch in their garden! Looking forward to her next book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this story. If you are a Alice Hoffman fan, then this will be right up your alley. Good story telling, characters to love, and a bit of magic. Great combination!
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I loved this book; it just seemed to fit with what I was in the mood for. A sweet romance with interesting characters; a bit of mystery and whimsy.
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I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were fresh and fun. I really ended up caring about them and I Stayed up late to finish the book and then was so sad when it ended. Looking for Allens next book!!!
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This book hooked me from the beginning, when I thought I would "just take a peek". There is magic but it's almost believable, and very delightful. I like the questions put forth - do we determine our own destiny, or do family labels? Traditions? Apple trees? It's complicated...

I liked the relationships, which all were realistic.
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I love these fanciful tales that Sarah Addison Allen writes. A little dysfunction, a little love, a little magic spun together in a relaxing fun read. This is her first and it is good, her second is great!
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I found this to be an entertaining book, but felt it didn't merit more than 3 stars. Much of the storyline was just too silly for me (an apple tree that hurls its apples, wraps its branches around picnic table legs, causes people to know the future, plants that cause you to have night vision, etc., etc.). I enjoy books that incorporate gardens in their stories, but this was just too over the top for me, though I did enjoy much of the story and wanted to see how it all panned out. Not one I'd readily recommend to others, though.
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This was a wonderful read! It did remind me of another story I shall not mention, but it has its own twists and turns and magical allure. This book has earned a place on my permanent book shelf and I look forward to reading other stories by this author!