I was quickly sucked into this prequel to Practical Magic and found myself waiting for magical things to happen. The characters were well developed and their story kept me engaged, but I would have liked to see a lot more of the magic. It was more of a story of finding a way to love and ways to "live a lot." It was at times heart wrenching and sometimes disconcerting. I didn't appreciate some of the language used. But, I know that a lot of people love both the book and the movie Practical Magic, so they will enjoy this story of the two revered aunts in that story and an uncle, I'm sure.
Now that I have finished that book, I am looking for something new to read. Will you do me a favor and send me your recommendations? I need a good reading list for this year. I have a couple of other bloggers that I go to for suggestions, but I am wondering what else there is out there and what you, our readers would recommend. I love fantasy and sci-fi, historical fiction and non-fiction, and mysteries. Please give me your suggestions in the comments! You will be helping me keep one of my resolutions!
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, a short yet thought provoking read.
- The Lake House by Kate Morton This book took me a long time to read because I was so busy during that period of time. But, I loved it. Morton skillfully takes you back and forth from the past to the present, always keeping you in suspense.