TITLE: GARDEN SPELLS
AUTHOR: SARAH ADDISON ALLEN
The Waverley women and the Waverley garden have always been magical, which makes the Waverleys stand apart from the general community.
Claire Waverley has embraced this Waverley-ness ever since she was six, and has now reached the stage where anything outside her small world doesn't seem to fit.
Sydney has fled Bascom and the Waverley legacy as soon as she could. But now, a violent relationship brings her and her young daughter back home.
Reunited, Claire and Sydney have to redefine their lives, while getting to know each other as they didn't do when they were children.
Claire has to learn to trust other people and their feelings as well as herself and her emotions. And Sydney has to learn that being a Waverley is a good thing, that home is a safe place and not all people out to get her.
A common enough story, set in magical surroundings making it anything but common.
A fabulous read to end the year on a high.
"You are who you are, whether you like it or not, so why not like it?"