Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen and Book At The Door Winner

The June winner of the Book at the Door giveaway is…

I won a Book at the Door with Behind the Willows

 

Phrogmom! 

Phrogmom will get this book sent in the mail to her…

… as well as this artwork containing the first sentence of Garden Spells created for us by Mr. Tookles!

"Every smiley moon, without fail, Claire dreamed of her childhood."

“Every smiley moon, without fail, Claire dreamed of her childhood.”

Congratulations Phrogmom and thanks again Mr. Tookles!

This is an older book but I read it for the first time in September when I posted this review. I still love it, I still tell people about it and I still think you all should read it!


I fell in love with this book.

I had grand plans for a review that would talk about magic and fantasy and why you shouldn’t flinch from a book that includes either one. I was going to link to an awesome post (Thoughts on Pratchett) and it was going to be epic and amazing.

But then, instead of sitting down and writing all that, I spent my time telling people about it. Solicited and unsolicited, at family gatherings and in e-mails at foolish times of the night I told everyone the same thing.

There is magic in this book, but just the perfect amount. The amount that brings extra vividness to a story about family. It’s beautiful writing and you’ve got to read it.

And, really, that’s all that needs to be said.

Would I recommend it? Yes! And then I’d recommend First Frost and The Sugar Queen and all the rest of her books! (But Garden Spells and it’s sequel First Frost are still my favorite.)


Book at the Door winner was chosen using a random number generator from http://www.random.org 

Artists of all kinds (Yes, you photographers and you who says you can’t draw and you who just wants to practice hand lettering and you who is selling paintings online and…all of you!) if you are interested in providing a small piece of work that includes a first sentence I would love to hear from you!  

Authors, have I read your book and tagged it as a recommended read? Would you like to donate a hard copy? Let me know! 

 

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4 comments on “Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen and Book At The Door Winner

  1. Georgia Rose says:

    ‘I spent my time telling people about it. Solicited and unsolicited, at family gatherings and in e-mails at foolish times of the night I told everyone the same thing.’ You see Jessie you are the sort of reader every author dreams of. Our words don’t stop with you but get spread far and wide by recommendation – excellent, well done and don’t stop 🙂

    • Jessie says:

      Thank you Georgia! And I won’t stop, I’m not sure I can- even if nobody wants to hear about the books I’m reading, it just… comes out! 😉

  2. Jenny says:

    I read this book because of you. It is one of my favorites! Congrats to the winner!

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