How could I resist The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins? The title alone drew me to it and the synopsis..my oh my! Fans of Sarah Addison Allen this one is for you. If you loved, Garden Spells, and the Waverley’s you will fall in love with the Dove’s and the southern town of Dove Pond.
I was drawn to The Binding by Bridget Collins for it’s gorgeous cover and promising premise. Collins introduces us to the binding of memories and the damage forgetting painful memories or worse precious ones can do.
Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop Crispell spoke to me with its foodie cover and promise of magical realism. You’ll want to devour this small-town second chance romance with chocolates that make you dream.
After my disappointment with Practical Magic (yes the movie ruined the book) I was a little nervous going into The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman but here I found the magic I was hoping for. Narrated by Marin Ireland I fell in love with the Owens family.
PRACTICAL MAGIC by Alice Hoffman originally released in 1995 and soon became a movie, which to this day I make a point of watching every fall. I read the book right before the movie released and over time my memories of the book and the movie blurred.