Friday, October 22, 2010

The Girl Who Chased The Moon


In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestelling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the matter how out of place they feel.

Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. For instance, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? Why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren't solved in Mullaby, they're a way of life.

Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.

Everyone in Mullaby...

Review: I absolutely loved this book. I was hooked from the very beginning. My only disappointment was it ended too soon. Actually it ended with a perfect set up for a sequel – please say it is so Ms. Allen! I love the way she weaves magical scenes and characters into the story. Ms. Allen has a unique ability to describe things so vividly – you can easily imagine yourself in Mullaby. The story line even has a little bit of darkness that is intertwined through the book until the very end (can’t give it away, now can I?). This book would be great for adults and teens (it is clean). I hope you enjoy it too.

This is my first Sarah Addison Allen book that I have read and I have to read her previous ones. I have heard they are just as good. Other books by Ms. Allen are Garden Spells and Sugar Queen.

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