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Garden Spells (2007) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in the smallest of towns, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit.

The Waverleys 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, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.

A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants, from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys, 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, along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy, if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom, or with each other.

Original title: Garden Spells
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasyParanormal PowersElemental Magic
FictionGeneral FictionEccentric People

Edition #1: Garden Spells

Garden Spells (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Sweet and magical, sure to cast its spell over even the most skeptical heart." Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • "Sarah Addison Allen has crafted a wonderful story that will cast a spell on everyone who has the pleasure of reading it. Garden Spells has a harvest of rich characters, and a heart that is overflowing with the tangled joys and sorrows of love and life." Kris Radish
  • "Garden Spells is truly spellbinding...This is Southern charm at its most beguiling...I devoured it in one sitting and was left eagerly awaiting Sarah Addison Allen's next novel." Eileen Goudge
  • "This story is simply as irresistible as it is unforgettable. My only regret is that Garden Spells wasn't a thousand pages longer!" Dorothea Benton Frank
  • "A rare and mesmerizing novel...This is one of the most charming books I've read in ages!" Barbara Samuel
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Manifested in:

Garden Spells (September 2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 9780553805482
Dimensions: 8.32 x 5.84 x 1.05
Pages: 290

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