Practical magic with a twist

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Hodder & Stoughton, 2007, 209 pages
Handed down through the generations is the Waverley curse and Claire and her sister Sydney have dealt with the situation in different ways. Each of the Waverley women has a unique ability that brings them into some sort of conflict with the townspeople. For Claire staying in Bascom has meant accepting she is different and accepting she will never truly belong. Sydney runs away and hopes to forge a life but an abusive husband has her returning home. If you like the movie Practical Magic you will like this book. The characters were well developed, some nice touches of humour, through in some romance and this is a pleasant read.