I had heard good things about this author. While not a horrible story, it could not be considered "good" by any means. The storyline was predictable, the plot non-existant. I would consider this book good for perhaps a grade 8 level read. I wont be reading any more from this author with so many other good books out there!
I really enjoy SAA's books. Love the "magic" in the stories. This book kept me wanting to listen, but the ending could have been better.
Looking for something light and entertaining, I came across this title while browsing. The reviews mentioned the bit of magical realism in the story and I decided to try it. Glad I did. I was very entertained as well as inspired to straighten up my house a bit, cut some roses and bring in some rosemary. Now I want to bake something with thyme in it. Lovely characters. Especially Evanelle (sp?). Just downloaded Allen's 2nd book.
I can compare Garden Spells to an infant, while it was cute and enjoyable, it just didn't have the teeth or communication skills for me to recommend it.
Takes awhile to understand what is occuring in this story, but stick with it. It is a fabulous story about family relationships, family secrets, forgiveness, friendship and unconditional love. A good listen.
I felt at home with the characters right away. The story pulled me in right away. In other words, it kept me spellbound from page one!
I love the stories of light supernatural tales with some romance, and giggles.
A genuine magical love story with lots of laughs, and it really kept my interest (Beautifully done)
This book has many of the elements of a best seller. I love all the quirky characters - especially the apple tree. However, the writing could be better and the characters could have more depth. It is a just a little too sweet for me in places. I think this writer has a great career ahead of her.
This story was an easy listen and delightful. I found the characters engaging and I enjoyed all the strange quirks of the families in this southern town. If you listen to books while you work, this is a good book to listen to while you do what you do.
I found the authors twist on an old storyline wonderful. The hint of a the metaphysical made the expirence more enjoyable. Kind of like an "Enough" (movie with Jennifer Lopez)meets Pratical Magic. The choice of narration could not have been better. I have listend to the book twice...so far. I am planning on exploring this author further.