Originally posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Spellbinding, gentle yet full of characters
A charming, magical fantasy, Sarah Addison Allen has created a book that draws the reader in quickly and holds the attention. Spellbinding, gentle yet full of characters, it is also the growth of the main character that is interesting. I absolutely loved the character of the apple tree, we should all have one! It is a book of discovery, relationships, but over it all the mystical aura of the garden is the central theme tying everything together. There is humor in the part of Aunt Evanelle and a growing fondness for her. She always turns out to have done the right thing in the end, comical as it may have seemed at the time. I look at this book as enriching, I enjoyed every part of it. I will look forward to more from Sarah Addison Allen with bated breath. Very smoothly done!