Quick Review: “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen

Coming home from vacation I finally got around to reading Sarah Addison Allen’s first novel “Garden Spells”, which I downloaded on my Kindle. As with her other books, I just loved it!

Claire Waverley creates interesting home-cooked concoctions that magically affect their eaters, and runs a catering company in her small North Carolina town. Her younger sister Sydney arrives home one night, after being gone for several years, with her 5-year-old daughter and with no information on where she’s been or why she’s home now. Claire and Sydney must forge their relationship as sisters anew, and Sydney must come to grips with who she is and put her past aside, in this engaging novel. Ms. Allen again works in elements of magic which add a certain mystical feeling to her story, sprinkled liberally with romance as well.

Fans of Ms. Allen’s other books will most probably like this one as well!