A delightful book with just a touch of magic, as a woman comes to life again after the death of her husband. Kate has been ‘asleep’ for a year and allowed her controlling mother-in-law to take over her and her daughter Devin’s lives. On the morning movers are to come to move them out of their home and in with her mother-in-law, Kate has ‘come awake’. She makes a decision to give Devin one last escape, one little trip before she is locked into private schools and uniforms.
They drive to Lost Lake, almost missing the turn, but are stopped by an alligator in the road. But, there are no alligators in this part of Georgia. Here is a hint of the magic, that Kate is helped to see what she needs to see.
Visiting her great-aunt Eby at her run-down summer camp, she encounters a long lost friend, someone she knew when she spent her summer here with her mother many years ago. Things are not always as they seem, however, and there is more magic here than anyone knows.
This is a fun easy reading book that I devoured in just one day. I just couldn’t put it down! I seem to do that with all Sarah Addison Allen’s books. She is a local writer, living in Asheville. Originally I picked up The Peach Keeper because of her local roots. Now I am just a huge fan. I’ll be looking at the book sale for the latest publication from this imaginative writer, First Frost, a sequel to her wonderful book Garden Spells.
Are you a Sarah Addison Allen fan? What are you reading now?