This book is reminiscent of Practical Magic (very similar story, actually) but is more about the transformation and healing of the characters. This story has good dramatic tension without being dark and negative. For me, it was a real relief to listen to a story that didn't have to have an absolute evil running the show in order to have dramatic tension. I LOVED the style of magic in this story which brought to mind stories such as "Like Water for Chocolate". Thank you for a wonderful heart warming book!
Nothing like a good listen to help you escape!
I loved the way the author blended the garden goodies with culinary delights!
Bay was delightful!
Claire was so multi-dimensional and real!
A wonderful way to spend a day!
To All My Favorite Narrators: You are the voices in my head...
This was a very lovely story. The plot loosly resembled "Practical Magic". Overall, I liked the book and the narration. I just felt like there was more of a story here if she wanted to tell it. But still worth a listen.
This was a nice easy listen. I thought the narrator did an excellent job with all the characters. It's nothing spectacular but I did enjoy the story and thought it was worth the credit. The "magic" in the story made it different and more interesting.
I loved this book! It was so delightful even though somewhat predictable. I could get lost in the garden or in just listening to the descriptions of the food and flowers. The characters are so endearing and I love that apple tree! I will definitely listen to this one again.
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
a wonderful little book, a thoroughly lovely way to spend about 8 hours. Never thought I would fall in love with an apple tree!
This is a real world magic book. It brings you in to the family, the town, and the characters' lives. I found myself more and more drawn in as the story progressed. I did not want the book to end. Very enjoyable listen.
Geeky, weatherman, birdwatcher, ultra-marathoner (if you've never run 50 to 100 miles for fun you wouldn't understand)
It was an interesting story. Pretty much a fantasy oriented toward women but I wouldn't go so far as to call it
No, but not because it's not a good book, it's just that there are very few books I have ever liked enough to read or listen to again.
I hate to compare it to the Sandra Bullock movie 'Practical Magic', but they're too much alike not to. Different, but similar. But, 'Practical Magic' is one of my favorite movies, and I've always had a penchant for all things 'magical', so I loved this book. The ending is different than the movie, thankfully. I wasn't exactly sure how she was going to pull it together, but, of course, she did. There's a lot of humor centering around The Tree, which is fun to read. And it was nice to see the two sisters grow closer, too. The only thing I wished the author had brought a resolution to was the phone call at the end. After it was made, it wasn't mentioned again. And, it would have been nice, in my opinion, for it to have been acknowledged by someone, sometime, somewhere...
It was wonderful
Evanell. I consider her the Mary Poppin of the story. The way she would bring things to people that they needed at the right time.
I can't say I have one real favorite outside of Evanell . I pretty much loved the sisters and Bey. I loved Claire because of her knowledge of herbs and how she knew how to cook with them. Sidney for rediscovering her life calling and her undying devotion to her daughter. Well it didn't talk but the apple tree too.
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I really loved this story. I considered it educational and very heartwarming. The way they used flowers and herbs make me want to go out and plant my own garden. I consider this quite a treasure.