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!
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.
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!