Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

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From the back of the book: A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants – from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, distributes unexpected presents whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys – except for Claire’s rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before.
I really enjoyed this book. I read it this morning! Garden Spells deals with the issues of abandonment and learning to trust. The characters are endearing and interesting. I found the book impossible to put down once I began reading. Did I mention the magical apple tree??? This would be a good beach/vacation book. Go get it!