Hello Old Friends…. Every time I read Garden Spells, I feel as if I’m visiting old and dear friends. Sarah Addison Allen has a way with words that they just reach in and squeeze my heart and fill me with a sense of joy. Her books make me happy. Like the feeling of coming home when you’ve just been away far too long. In this story, you have two sisters who have been at odds for most of their lives, both wounded from the past. There’s magic here and lovable characters. I love this book, I do. And I recommend it highly.