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Passages #1 – Garden Spells

Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells Cover

Passage From Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

I thought it might be fun to post some of my favorite passages from various books.  The beginning of Sarah Addison Allen’s magical Garden Spells is one I really love. Enjoy! (And read the book, if you haven’t already.  It’s lovely!)

“Every smiley moon, without fail, Claire dreamed of her childhood. She always tried to stay awake those nights when the stars winked and the moon was just a cresting sliver smiling provocatively down at the world, the way pretty women on vintage billboards used to smile as they sold cigarettes and limeade. On those nights in the summer, Claire would garden by the light of the solar-powered footpath lamps, weeding and trimming the night bloomers–the moon vine and the angel’s trumpet, the night jasmine and the flowering tobacco. These weren’t a part of the Waverly legacy of edible flowers, but sleepless as she often was, Claire had added flowers to the garden to give her something to do at night when she was so wound up that frustration singed the edge of her nightgown and she set tiny fires with her fingertips.”

Garden Spells

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Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells Cover

MY RATING:  5 of 5 Stars

Hmmm.   Musing, here.  Where should I shelve this beautiful book?  A tricky question.   It’s a love story without being a Romance.  It’s poetry without the rhymes.  It’s a fantasy without a single vampire, werewolf, faery, or dragon.  I guess I should just shelve it under “Books I Will Treasure Forever.”  The writing is Read more…

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