Garden Spells Book
Score: 4
From 238 Ratings

Garden Spells


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553805482

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Garden Spells Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 253 Ratings

Garden Spells


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007-08-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553904123

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Garden Spells Excerpt :

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. . . . BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Sarah Addison Allen's First Frost and The Girl Who Chased the Moon.

Garden Spells Book
Score: 4
From 238 Ratings

Garden Spells


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

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Garden Spells Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 124 Ratings

Lost Lake


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250019813

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Lost Lake Excerpt :

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.

Wild Witchcraft Book

Wild Witchcraft


  • Author : Rebecca Beyer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-05-10
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982185633

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Wild Witchcraft Excerpt :

Learn how to cultivate your own magical garden, begin your journey with folk herbalism, and awaken to your place in nature through practical skills from an experienced Appalachian forager and witch. Witchcraft is wild at heart, calling us into a relationship with the untamed world around us. Through the power of developing a relationship with plants, a witch—beginner or experienced—can practice their art more deeply and authentically by interacting with the beings that grow around us all. Bridging the gap between armchair witchcraft and the hedge witches of old, Wild Witchcraft empowers you to work directly with a wide variety of plants and trees safely and sustainably. With Wild Witchcraft, Rebecca Beyer draws from her years of experience as an Appalachian witch and forager to give you a practical guide to herbalism and natural magic that will share: -The history of witchcraft and Western herbalism -How to create and maintain your own herbal garden -Recipes for tinctures, teas, salves, and other potions to use in rites and rituals -Spells, remedies, and rituals created with the wild green world around you, covering a range of topics, from self-healing to love to celebrating the turning of the seasons -And much more! Wild Witchcraft welcomes us home to the natural world we all dwell in by exploring practical folk herbal and magical rites grounded in historical practices and a sustainable, green ethic.

The Sugar Queen Book
Score: 4
From 148 Ratings

The Sugar Queen


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553805499

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The Sugar Queen Excerpt :

Quiet, awkward Josey Cirrini's peaceful life caring for her elderly mother is turned upside down when Della Lee Baker, a sassy, confident, and bold waitress fleeing an abusive boyfriend, decides to hide out in Josey's home.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon Book
Score: 4
From 150 Ratings

The Girl Who Chased the Moon


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2010-03-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553906547

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A dusting of magic, the aroma of sugary cakes swirling through the breeze, and a girl who unwittingly brings change to a town of misfits make for a sweet summer story filled with hope and forgiveness.”—Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt Emily Benedict has come to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in. BONUS: This edition contains a The Girl Who Chased the Moon discussion guide and an excerpt from Sarah Addison Allen's The Peach Keeper.

Garden Spells Book
Score: 4
From 244 Ratings

Garden Spells


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : Bantam Discovery
  • Release Date : 2008-04-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553384833

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Garden Spells Excerpt :

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. . . .

First Frost Book
Score: 4
From 67 Ratings

First Frost


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250019844

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First Frost Excerpt :

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.

The Book of Kitchen Witchery Book

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

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The Book of Kitchen Witchery Excerpt :

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.

Garden Spells Book

Garden Spells


  • Author : Claire Nahmad
  • Publisher : Salamander Books
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Charms
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1855855488

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Waking Kate Book
Score: 3
From 12 Ratings

Waking Kate


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466850491

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Waking Kate Excerpt :

From Sarah Addison Allen, the beloved author of Garden Spells, comes Waking Kate, a story about a woman who soon will face an unforeseen change in her life. One sticky summer day as Kate is waiting for her husband to come home from his bicycle shop, she spots her distinguished neighbor returning from his last day of work after eighty-six years at Atlanta's oldest men's clothing store. Over a cup of butter coffee, he tells Kate a story of love and heartbreak that makes her remember her past, question her present, and wonder what the future will bring.

The Real Witches  Garden Book
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

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The Real Witches Garden Excerpt :

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 Little Witch s Book of Spells Book

The Little Witch s Book of Spells


  • Author : Ariel Kusby
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452183978

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The Little Witch s Book of Spells Excerpt :

The Little Witch's Book of Spells is an enchanting compendium of spells, potions, and activities for kids 8 to 12 years old. Young witches-in-training will discover spells to resolve problems, foster friendship, and engage with the natural world. This spellbinding book guides readers on how to craft a magic wand, befriend a fairy, and read tea leaves, as well as glossaries of magical terms and symbols. • A playful and immersive guidebook to all things magical • Filled with simple activities using easily found ingredients • Complete with lush illustrations The Little Witch's Book of Spells harnesses magic and the imagination to help little witches feel powerful, tap into creative energy, and practice self-love. Spells and activities include Best Friends Forever Spell, Jump Rope Protection Spell, Get Well Soon Elixir, Blanket Fort Magical Fortress Spell, How to Make a Magical Fairy Garden, and Mermaid Bath Spell. • Perfect for young readers interested in magic, fans of Harry Potter, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and fantasy series featuring witches • A mystical, fun, and empowering book of spells that will have any child enthralled by the magical world • Great for millennial parents who want to encourage imagination, creativity, and play • You'll love this book if you love books like The Book of the Secrets of Merlin Wizardology by Candlewick Press, Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal by Glen Bird and Liz Catchpole, and The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook: Wizard Training by Michael Gonzalez.

The Peach Keeper Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Peach Keeper


  • Author : Sarah Addison Allen
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848949942

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The Peach Keeper Excerpt :

Welcome to Walls of Water, North Carolina, a place where secrets run thicker than the town's famous fog. Once upon a time, Willa Jackson's family owned the beautiful house on the top of the ridge. Now it symbolises her family's ruin and a legacy Willa longs to escape from. Paxton Osgood also yearns to break free, especially from her parents' expectations, and the heartbreak of unrequited love. Desperate for a distraction, she decides to restore the empty mansion to its former glory. But the discovery of a long-buried secret, a friendship that defies time, and a touch of magic, will transform both women's lives in ways they would never have expected.