Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wednesday A-Z



Wednesday A-Z is a meme hosted by Vicki at Reading at the Beach.
Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments.

If you've already reviewed this book you can add it also.
Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.

This is my "G" book:

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Synopsis:

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.

6 comments:

Beth said...

This sounds like an interesting read. Here is my "G" book.

gautami tripathy said...

This a wonderful book. I loved it.

A-Z Wednesday: The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Nise' said...

I've got this one on my TBR pile. I am listening to The Sugar Queen now.

Michelle said...

I'm thinking of the book `The Secret Garden`
Both books are mysterious.
Thanks for sharing.

My `G` is up

I also have a book giveaway at this link:
http://newhorizonreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/here-burns-my-candle-by-liz-curtis.html

Rebecca :) said...

I have Garden Spells waiting for me to read. Sarah Addison Allen came to my town last week and I couldn't go to her signing! I was so bummed out!

I saw you are currently reading The Poisonwood Bible. People tend to either love it or hate it. It happens to be one my favorite books and helped me to get into reading again after years of not. What do you think of it?

bookmagic said...

I loved this book and the cover is so pretty. I want to read her next two but haven't gotten to them yet.