Garden Spells
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Garden Spells


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007-08-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0553904124


Garden Spells Book Description :

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Sarah Addison Allen's First Frost and The Girl Who Chased the Moon. In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it.… 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. Enchanting and heartfelt, this captivating novel is sure to cast a spell with a style all its own….

Garden Spells
Score: 4
From 235 Ratings

Garden Spells


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553805482


Garden Spells Book Description :

A successful caterer in Bascomb, North Carolina, Claire has always remained tied to the long and magical legacy of the Waverly family, until her peaceful life is transformed by Tyler Hughes, an art teacher and new next-door neighbor, and by the return of her prodigal sister, Sydney, who has arrived with her five-year-old daughter, Bay. A first novel. 75,000 first printing.

Garden Spells
Score: 4
From 235 Ratings

Garden Spells


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2008-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848943865


Garden Spells Book Description :

Welcome to Bascom,North Carolina, where it seems that everyone has a story to tell about the Waverley women. The house that's been in the family for generations, the walled garden that mysteriously blooms year round, the rumours of dangerous loves and tragic passions. Every Waverley woman is somehow touched by magic. Claire has always clung to the Waverleys' roots, tending the enchanted soil in the family garden from which she makes her sought-after delicacies - famed and feared for their curious effects. She has everything she thinks she needs - until one day she waked to find a stranger has moved in next door and a vine of ivy has crept into her garden . . . Claire's carefully tended life is about to run gloriously out of control.

Lost Lake
Score: 4
From 122 Ratings

Lost Lake


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250019813


Lost Lake Book Description :

Now a New York Times Bestseller From the author of the beloved bestseller Garden Spells comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us forever... The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a life ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby's past. Her husband George is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone. All that's left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own unspoken dreams and desires. It's a lot, but not enough to keep Eby from relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand, and calling this her final summer at the lake. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door. Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Now she's all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope too, thanks to her resilient daughter Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer... and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. One after another, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something that they weren't sure they needed in the first place: love, closure, a second chance, peace, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before it's too late? At once atmospheric and enchanting, Lost Lake shows Sarah Addison Allen at her finest, illuminating the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places.

Book Club
Score: 3.5
From 56 Ratings

Book Club


  • Author : Sarah Allen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 0452279070


Book Club Book Description :

The Real Witches  Garden
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Real Witches Garden


  • Author : Kate West
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 0738721247


The Real Witches Garden Book Description :

Whether readers have 20 acres of plants or only a window box, real Witches can cultivate a powerful garden that expands and deepens their magic.

The Magical Garden

The Magical Garden


  • Author : Sophia
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0740705008


The Magical Garden Book Description :

The Magical Garden is a curious little book of magic, charms, spells, and bits of traditional and historical lore from and for magical gardens and the curious gardeners who tend to them. What gardener would not want to know the flower they were born under, the traditional magical meanings of bells and chimes, or the healing power of geraniums' Many of these nuggets of wisdom and magic have been handed down from Sophia's grandparents, who extensively used herbs and such in their psychic work. Avid gardener and ancient historian Denny Sargent collected much of the information included here from a wide variety of traditional sources. Roman, Celt, Norse, and Japanese gardeners all believed in garden magic, and some of their most fascinating traditions, spells, and charms are contained in this wonderful little book. In addition to the garden, magical plants, birds, insects, the yard, and the weather are also addressed. Other interesting lore includes: *Garden sprites, fairies, and elves *Ancient and magical ways for empowering the garden by planting certain plants in special places *Traditions for celebrating festivals in the garden, ways of using garden plants for protection, and techniques for invoking positive energy with treesHelpful spells include: *Spells to bless a new bed or garden*Charm to bring prosperity to a carefully planted garden*Spell to create natural amulets and talismans from common garden plants*Garden blessings to gain true love

The Girl who Chased the Moon
Score: 4
From 145 Ratings

The Girl who Chased the Moon


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553385595


The Girl who Chased the Moon Book Description :

Moving in with the grandfather she never knew after the death of her mother, 17-year-old Emily witnesses bizarre supernatural activities in her new North Carolina community while befriending its remarkable residents. By the author of The Sugar Queen. Reprint.

The Book of Kitchen Witchery

The Book of Kitchen Witchery


  • Author : Cerridwen Greenleaf
  • Publisher : CICO Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1782493727


The Book of Kitchen Witchery Book Description :

Are you seeking more contentment in your daily life? Could you use more money to improve home and hearth? Are you looking for ways to spice up your love life? This gorgeously illustrated book will greatly enhance your every day with secrets, spells, and witchy wisdom, passed down through many generations and collected in one place for the first time by bestselling author Cerridwen Greenleaf. Filled with recipes and rituals, The Book of Kitchen Witchery explores every aspect of “the good life,†from how to create an altar as your personal power center to which herbs and plants have properties to heal and how to cook enchanting meals for all occasions, along with green Wicca ways to grow your own Garden of Eden. The kitchen of a witch is a thing to behold—a sacred space where good health, abundance, luck, and love can be conjured. Cerridwen Greenleaf has gathered her years of spellcraft in this vibrant volume containing everything you need to know to increase your bliss quotient. She includes meditations, charms, folk wisdom, and incantations along with instructive lore covering astrological aspects, phases of the moon, candle color alchemy, and exactly which domestic goddesses to invoke. The inspired ideas in this practical guide will empower you to create a happy home filled with the best kind of magic.

First Frost
Score: 4
From 63 Ratings

First Frost


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250019844


First Frost Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of GARDEN SPELLS comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves... 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. But this year, first frost has much more in store.Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley's Candies. Though her handcrafted confections—rose to recall lost love, lavender to promote happiness and lemon verbena to soothe throats and minds—are singularly effective, the business of selling them is costing her the everyday joys of her family, and her belief in her own precious gifts. Sydney Waverley, too, is losing her balance. With each passing day she longs more for a baby— a namesake for her wonderful Henry. Yet the longer she tries, the more her desire becomes an unquenchable thirst, stealing the pleasure out of the life she already has. Sydney's daughter, Bay, has lost her heart to the boy she knows it belongs to...if only he could see it, too. But how can he, when he is so far outside her grasp that he appears to her as little more than a puff of smoke?When a mysterious stranger shows up and challenges the very heart of their family, each of them must make choices they have never confronted before. And through it all, the Waverley sisters must search for a way to hold their family together through their troublesome season of change, waiting for that extraordinary event that is First Frost. Lose yourself in Sarah Addison Allen's enchanting world and fall for her charmed characters in this captivating story that proves that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It's where the real story begins.