REVIEW: Garden Spells

This book has been on my TBR for a while, it’s by an NC author and set in NC and promises a little magic so I thought it’d be right up my alley. The Waverley girls have that special something and everyone in town knows it. Claire is a master gardener who knows exactly the right herbs, fruit and spices to evoke the perfect mood or reaction from a person. Her cousin, gets urges to bring a person a random item that they need at just the right time. When Sydney, Claire’s sister, shows up with her daughter after has been MIA for years it sets off a chain reaction that sends each of their lives and those of their fellow townspeople in new directions.

I’d say this one is Practical Magic meets Stars Hollow from the Gilmore Girls. The small town vibe means that everyone knows everyone’s business so making a sweeping change in your life is hard and easily scrutinized. There’s lots of whimsy and romance in this one but in the end it was just a bit too saccharine for me. There were a few directions I wanted the story to take but it just didn’t go to the tough places the way I hoped. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

This family has an apple tree where if you eat the apple it will show you the happiest moment in your life or the saddest. Either way it seems to leave people melancholy, either with anticipation or with trepidation. Which memory would you like to see if you had the choice?

~ Dana

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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