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A bubble bath of a book!
on 23 August 2015
This is the first Sarah Addison Allen book I read, and I have visited this book many times since I first read it, and never fails to enchant me each time (as well as increase my desire to visit the south of Allens books). Claire and Sydney are two sisters, complete opposites, with a big age gap which meant that growing up they had not been close to each other. Sydney runs away from the Waverleys - a surname which means something in the small town of Bascom. Waverley women have always been different, and magical, and each have had a small magical gift which manifests in different ways. The house they live in, and its surrounding garden has been in the family for generations and also has magical qualities meaning people trust and mistrust the Waverleys. Sydney just wanted to be normal and as a teen she was, until disaster struck and she took off, returning a decade later, running from an abusive ex, and returning to a place where all her bridges have been burnt.
This is a tale of coming home, of building bridges, of sibling rivalry and understand and of the tiniest hint of magic.
I would really recommend this to those who wish to escape to another world, and relax for a while. This book is really like taking a bubble bath - relaxing, and luxurious and you leave it feeling refreshed. This is recommended to all who like books by Addison Allen.