Archive for March 9th, 2012

Book Beginnings

Please join me and other bloggers today over at A Few More Pages for Book Beginnings.  Here’s the scoop…pick up the book you’re reading now and jot down the first line or two then tell us what you think. 

My post today is about “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen.  I had already read “The Peach Keeper” by this author and was really impressed.  I received three other of her books for Christmas and “Garden Spells” was the one I started first.  Here are the first few lines:

“Every smiley moon, without fail, Claire dream 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.”

Doesn’t this paint a beautiful, mysterious picture in your mind?  I haven’t finished this one yet, but I am really enjoying it.  It has a little magic, a little sisterly love, and a little Southern charm all thrown together. 

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