Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Everyone knows that food can have a powerful effect on people, but the recipes that Claire Waverly cooks up in Garden Spells take this concept to a whole new level. The Waverly family has been well known in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina for generations; both for their magical garden and for their special talents; Claire has used the family’s magical  reputation to build a successful catering business where the dishes served often do more than just satisfy hunger. It is the secret that everyone knows about but refuses to speak of; deep down everyone knows that Claire is the one to call on for catering services if you want an evening to go just right.

While Claire has settled into a predictable and uncomplicated routine while accepting her family legacy, her sister Sydney hasn’t exactly embraced the family gifts with open arms. Years ago, Sydney fled her family and the small town life in search something more. Now she is back with secrets to hide and a young daughter in tow, and her homecoming is sure to upset Claire’s predictable world.

Claire and Sydney must learn how to live together again as well as recognize and appreciate each other’s unique talents. Though they each have their own challenges to face, both of them have also something to teach the other about learning to live and love again. With the help of a few loyal friends and some slightly quirky family members, they will both learn to embrace their family history and greet the future with open hearts.

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One Response to “Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen”

  1. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness | Wake County Libraries "Book a Day" Staff Pick Says:

    […] of magical realism might also enjoy Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen or Chocolat by Joanne […]

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