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First Frost – Sarah Addison Allen

It’s October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree… and all the magic that swirls around it. 218 more words


4 Books to Check Out this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching. Drugstore aisles are lined with boxed chocolates, teddy bears, and roses. The card section is bright pink and red, and dinner reservations for February 14th have been all booked up. 664 more words


Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Oh how I loved this book.

Goodreads about: “The women of the Waverley family — whether they like it or not — are heirs to an unusual legacy, one that grows in a fenced plot behind their Queen Anne home on Pendland Street in Bascom, North Carolina. 365 more words

Honest Review

TGIF Jan 29


February is coming up and as always I feel like time is quickly passing by sometimes. This year I really wanted to try to read 5 books a month, but so far I’ve only read 2 books in January. 185 more words


The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

The Sugar Queen is my first Sarah Addison Allen book, picked up because it’s set in North Carolina during winter. I heard her books had a touch of magic realism and that term always makes me crave of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and smile. 506 more words


Surprises, Savings and Shannara

I had the nicest surprise when I came home from work tonight……

I vaguely remember signing up for it months ago. I never heard anything and January is half over so I forgot all about it.  348 more words


Book Reviews: Three Novels

I walked up to the librarian.

“Hello,” I said, “I would like to read a book in which the protagonist’s point of view switches between the present and the past. 624 more words