Monday, June 6, 2011
Magical Summer Reading...
I love to read. A little mystery, a little history, a little romance...I love it! I never thought about adding a little magic to the mix. But I stumbled upon Sarah Addison Allen and I'm captivated!
Sarah has four books: Garden Spells, The Sugar Queen, The Girl Who Chased The Moon and The Peach Keeper. I've read the first three. Each has a main character who has a family with extraordinary secrets. The road to discovering these secrets is scattered with deep and unusual family history, a touch of romance, and dose of magic. Actual fairy tale magic! Magic is brought in to these stories in an accepting and factual way. The reader is so drawn into the lives of the main characters that these odd family traditions do not seem so unusual by the end of the book. Magic seems normal.
These mysterious and enchanting characters, artfully described small southern towns, and magical plots that are found in Sarah Addison Allen's books are wonderful summer getaway!
I truly felt a bit of sadness at the end of each book...Sad that it ended and couldn't go on and on...I try to wait patiently for my copy of The Peach Keeper to arrive and hope that more Sarah Allen's magical books are in the works.