Book Review: Sarah Addison Allen’s “Garden Spells”

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Book Review

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen is a light, quirky read. It has a dash of whimsy and a healthy dose of magic. This is my second reading of this Garden Spells. Allen’s writing is easy and breezy. I am amazed at how quickly I reach the end of her stories. This book is enchanting.

The story revolves around the weird Waverly sisters. The two sisters and the town and everyone they meet is affected by their unique gifts and talents – hair styling and food catering.

This is a fun read unless you happen to be in a really stodgy book club that used to meet in a tea room (that is a story for another day).

I would recommend this as a great summer beach read.


Favorite Quotes

“The next morning dawned bright and sweet, like ribbon candy.”

“She was so Southern that she cried tears that came straight from the Mississippi, and she always smelled faintly of cottonwood and peaches.”

“When you’re happy for yourself, it fills you. When you’re happy for someone else, it pours over. It was almost too bright to watch.”

Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells



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