Thursday, May 27, 2010

Review: The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

The Girl Who Chased the Moon The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Goodreads synopsis
In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling 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 world…no 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 adores Julia Winterson’s cakes. She offers them to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth and in the hope of bringing back the love she fears she’s lost forever. In Julia, Emily may have found a link to her mother’s past. But why is everyone trying to discourage Emily’s growing relationship with the handsome and mysterious son of Mullaby’s most prominent family? Emily came to Mullaby to get answers, but all she’s found so far are more questions.

Is there really a ghost dancing in her backyard? Can a cake really bring back a lost love? In this town of lovable misfits, maybe the right answer is the one that just feels…different.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yet another amazing read by Sarah Addison Allen! Once again, I didn't want to put the book down. I just love the feel of this author's books. As someone who is not a fan of magical realism, this author is the one exception for me. All of her books are wonderful. Although I loved The Sugar Queen the best, I can wholeheartedly recommend ANY of her novels. They are all fantastic. They are sweet, interesting, and magical. They are the kind of books you don't want to put down. Sarah Addison Allen has a way of building a world within her novels that you want to STAY in! And now I'm sitting and waiting for the next novel!!!

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