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The Book Charmer
The Book Charmer | Karen Hawkins
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The New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular MacLean Curse series crafts a charming and evocative story about a picturesque Southern town, two fiercely independent women, and a magical friendship that will change their lives forever. The residents of Dove Pond, North Carolina, know three things: they have the finest bar-b-que this side of Atlanta, their Apple Festival is the best that ever was, and the town has phenomenal good luck whenever the Dove family has seven daughters. Fortunately, that time is now, because Dove Pond desperately needs a miracle. The seventh daughter, Sarah Dove, believes in all things magical. Books have whispered their secrets to her since she was a child. Now the town librarian, she makes sure every book finds the reader who most needs it. But recently the books have been whispering something differentthat change is about to come to Dove Pond. Sarah is soon convinced that the legendary Dove Pond good luck has arrived in the form of new resident, Grace Wheeler. After the tragic death of her sister, Grace has moved to Dove Pond with her grieving young niece and ailing foster mother hoping to retrench financially and emotionally before returning to her fast-paced city life. But she soon learns that life in a not-so-sleepy town isnt as quiet as shed hoped. Despite her best efforts to focus on her family, she cant avoid the townspeople, especially her next-door neighbors, the quirky and talkative Sarah Dove and cynical veteran Chris Parker. Graces situation grows more complicated when she assumes her duties as town clerk and discovers that Dove Pond is on the verge of financial ruin. Already overburdened by her own cares, Grace tries to stay aloof from the towns issues, but shes never been good at resisting a challenge. With Sarahs encouragement, and inspired by the wise words of a special book, Grace decides to save her new town. And in her quest, she discovers the rich comfort of being a part of a loving community, the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the heartfelt power of finding just the right book. With Karen Hawkinss fast, fun, and sexy (Christina Dodd) prose, The Book Charmer is a feel-good story with plenty of heart that will appeal to fans of Sarah Addison Allen, Alice Hoffman, Heather Graham, and Jude Deveraux.
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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover 📚💐 2w
Eggs Beautiful choice 📚🌸💗 2w
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TamTracy
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I just didn‘t get into this book at all. The book charmer in the book seemed to be a supporting character which I thought was weird. Had some heartwarming parts and relationships which were redeeming but overall kind of boring. ⭐️⭐️

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RedxoHearts
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So it's been a really chaotic month for me with the ups and downs. I needed just an easy sweet mostly happy book and then randomly came across this one. I loved the story and the residents of Dove Pond so much. It admittedly took me a couple of chapters to figure out who everyone was. It was worth it though I immediately found the 2nd book of the series to read next.

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Karisa
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Sweet, cozy magical realism rom-coms (along the lines of Sarah Addison Allen). The Dove Pond fast-read series pulled me right in!

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Branwen
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Such a sweet story! 💕📚 I needed this kind of book after finishing Young Mungo, and it was a perfect palate cleanser! Just a sweet book about a town that needs to be revitalized and a librarian who talks to books! ☺️

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lirahlu
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Book Haul from a lovely (new to me) shop called the Reader's Cafe. Delicious London Fog, delicious food, and lovely atmosphere

lirahlu @Kar2b picked up a copy of Legendborn! (edited) 3mo
Kar2b The House in the Cerulean Sea is so good too. Great choices! 3mo
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Branwen
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Happy Saturday! 🎉🎉🎉 Took a nice long bookish walk earlier this morning, now spending some cozy reading time with my girl! 😸📚 I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far!

#catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

Leftcoastzen She is so cute!😻 4mo
RaeLovesToRead RUMPELLLLL 🤗🤗🤗🤗 4mo
UwannaPublishme 😻🙌🏻 4mo
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Branwen
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I found Chaplin curled up and fast asleep on a pile of books earlier! 💕📚💕 He really does love books as much as his mom! 😸 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

DinoMom So sweet! 4mo
GingerAntics You have the greatest little clowder of book lovers!!! 4mo
Branwen @DinoMom 😻💕 @GingerAntics I'm really lucky with how much my cats seem to love books! 😸❤ 4mo
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GingerAntics I always say the animals pick their people. You must have the general smell of books on you from work. They probably think they smell like you, so the like sleeping near or on them. 4mo
Branwen @GingerAntics OMG I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT THAT WAY! THAT IS THE SWEETEST THING I'VE EVER HEARD! 😍😻💕📚 4mo
GingerAntics @Branwen you probably do smell like books, so books smell like treats and dinner, and snuggles, and scratches, and safety to them. It makes these pictures even cuter!!! 4mo
Branwen @GingerAntics That is such a beautiful thought! 😢 THANK YOU! ❤❤❤ 4mo
GingerAntics @Branwen you‘re welcome. I never thought about it until I saw this picture. It seems so obvious now. 4mo
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mdm139
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If you like Garden Spells you will like this book. Set in a small Southern town, similar to Stars Hollow, full of vivid characters. Glad it is going to be a series and I already ordered book 2. Love the magical realism. Book is charming as the cover. Light read, perfect to read on lovely spring day outside on a picnic blanket.

Karisa I love Sarah Allen Addison! Stacking this book for the next time I need a cozy read. Thanks! 4mo
wanderinglynn I also love SAA. Stacking! 4mo
Chrissyreadit Stacking!! 4mo
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ProudBookNerd
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This is so me. #booknerd. #latenightreads

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BookBosomed1
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📚:This book is about human connection- to each other & to spaces. It‘s also about the power of books to soothe, bridge, and calm. 📣: The book is part of a series about Dove Pond and it‘s residents. It is charming & cozy - like a fluffy sweater and a cup of hot tea on a rainy Fall day. I recommend this book for fans of Alice Hoffman and Heather Webber. If you need a whimsical, feel-good read, choose this book. 🛑: Alzheimer‘s, drug overdose

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BookBosomed1
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My best mornings are the mornings I intentionally wake up early enough for a quiet cup of tea, some candle love, and to read. For the record, French Breakfast is my favorite morning tea. However, I love all tea but Earl Grey. I drink tea morning, mid morning, afternoon, and evening. All day, every day.

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BookBosomed1
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A cozy Sunday evening with a doggo keeping a close eye on me.

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BookBosomed1
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A life well-lived.

Hazel2019 💗 11mo
BookBosomed1 @Hazel2019 I just started it but loving it so far 11mo
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Soubhiville
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This is a mostly light, sweet read about a magical town in NC and it‘s wonderful citizens. There are some heavier subjects addressed (a parent with Alzheimer‘s and mention of a suicide that happened in the past), but generally it‘s about a 3 generation family of women who move into Dove Pond and how they fit right in.

Reminiscent of Sarah Addison Allen‘s books.

mom2bugnbee You had me at Sarah Addison Allen. One of my all-time faves. 12mo
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BarkingMadRun
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This book was perfection! #doublebookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
robinb I enjoyed this one as well! 🙂 1y
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ErinMiller
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This is a heart-warming feel-good book set in a small town. It's full of broken characters and a little magic, but love wins in the end. An easy and enjoyable read and a welcome respite from the stresses of life!

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Crewgurl
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Loved this! Very light and whimsical. The characters are a bit broken, but lovable. Reminds me of Sara Addison Allen , who hasn‘t had a new book in quite some time (definitely missing her!).

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ElleSkel
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Ok so technically I am ALMOST done with the last book in the Mr. Mercedes series, but by tomorrow I will be moving on! I have had the luxury of listening while I work lately so I have been able to tackle more books than I have in ages. I love being done with school and reading for fun again! #joyousjanuary readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done. Have you enjoyed the trilogy? 2y
ElleSkel @Andrew65 yes! I get why so many people were hating on the first book, but all together I really am enjoying them! Hope you well ! And thanks again for hosting these. 2y
Andrew65 @ElleSkel Thanks for playing along, love hosting them. I need to get to this trilogy. I own book one. 2y
Soubhiville Ring Shout! Yay! I loved it. 2y
ElleSkel @Soubhiville it was SOOO good!!! 2y
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Sharpeipup
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It‘s Fall y‘all🍁 My hair‘s darker but my latte is cold because it‘s still hot out (although cooler than it had been).

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JoyBlue
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The Book Charmer is a fairly cute story in which the title character plays a relatively small part (that is, she's not the main character, as one would expect). The BC is one of seven magical sisters raised in the town. The MC is a woman who comes to town with her aged & ailing foster mom (whose hometown it is) and niece that the MC is raising in-tow. We meet and get to know the townspeople, and see the MC warm to the community she vows to leave.

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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A good story line set in small town. First is interesting& magical with a librarian who talks to books! Later main focus shifts to Grace, new Townhall clerk who struggles over come loss of her sister, & takes the responsibility to look after her foster mom with dementia & her sister‘s kid. The power of friendship, love loss is well narrated. Somehow it was a slow read, predictable. I expected more about books I guess.🌟🌟🌟
#bookspinbingo #july

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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For the first time I completed my goal for #readathon #jubilantjuly 4/4 books

Also started the tagged one. Who doesn‘t like magical story connected to books!😍😛 📚

Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏🙌🙌🥳🍾🥂 Thanks for playing along. A wonderful time. 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper Thank you for hosting it 😅💐 2y
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MrsBibliophile
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This was a Debbie Macomber kind of PG feel good book. I love the setting of the quaint town and the close knit community...

But, I also feel as though it ended poorly. Almost unfinished. There were a lot of unanswered questions, which left me wondering what I missed. I even re-read the last few pages just to make sure.

All in all though, a sweet, easy read. I would recommend this to Debbie Macomber fans.

📖📚 Happy Reading! 📚📖

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Soubhiville
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These are the 4 I managed to narrow down my choices to. #book4book
@AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie have you read any of these? Any preferences?

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AmyG I haven‘t read any of these. I do have a preference of the T.J. Reid book as I‘ve liked her last 2 books. But I would read any of these. 2y
Soubhiville @TheBookHippie are you good with Maybe In Another Life? 2y
Soubhiville Alright! That‘s my book sorted 😁. 2y
AmyG Yay....I am very excited about all our book choices. 2y
Soubhiville @AmyG me too! 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Love cant cure a broken heart, but it can hold the two sides rogether while they heal.

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rather_be_reading
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I never kid about books.

Vivlio_Gnosi Same. 2y
Vivlio_Gnosi Same. 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Dont hide child. People who really live have a little wear and tear. Buts thats good. Its what makes us interesting.

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rather_be_reading
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Dont you think thats the beauty of a book?It can take you places you cant visit on your own, lets you meet people and see things you cant in real life.

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rather_be_reading
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When its a memory, you already know the outcome, so we believe it was an easier time. Looking forward is much more uncertain and so feels more complicated.

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rather_be_reading
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Life is made up of moments, good or bad. But while you dont get to pick all themoments, you do get to pick which ones you cling to.

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...All big plans began with a small step...

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Truth was a funny thing. On its surface, it was all good, a measure of a persons character. But under certain circumstances, truth was a burden you spared someone else. A weight you carried for them so they could continue on, free from the pain of reality.

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rather_be_reading
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Everyone has a story. Thats what makes us who we are.

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...a very lazy bulldog...Moon Pie

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Expectations, even inherited ones, could weigh on ones shoulders like bags of cement if they were unfulfilled.

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Books were her thing.

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rather_be_reading
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Change never hurtnobody, child. Its those eho cant or wont change that lose.

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rather_be_reading
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Loneliness swamped Grace, seeping into her soul like icy water.

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....flashlight and read until the middle of the night, devouring every last word the way a starving person would a meal, savoring each bite even while ripping furiously into the next one.

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Super cute fluffy read. I wanted a tad more magic and things seemed to be very predictable but i enjoyed it. Who doesnt enjoy a book about small towns, magic and books that talk to you?!

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I might just finish this tonight!

runswithscissors007 You are what you read 2y
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Just a lil snack and a few pages before dinner time

OrangeMooseReads Hope dip is good! 2y
Sharv_Sona Yum 😋 2y
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Lunch time getaway

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Why cant I focus!!! I know its not the books fault.

sb3626 I have been the same way recently 2y
annahenke I‘ve been feeling that way a lot 2y
Suet624 The world just gets crazier. So hard to focus. 2y
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Jemgirl2014 Me too! I've been sitting on "The Boyfriend Project" and it's a good book. It's me. Definitely me. 2y
tracey38 So many of us feeling this way recently. 2y
Sharv_Sona Omg I can't relate more. Everytime I get distracted I have to read the page over and over and it's so irritating! 2y
Fantasy_bookworm I RELATE 2y
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Book 109 of 2020
#tbrlist

Eggs Beautiful photo 📚 2y
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bexreadsbooks
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Time was much too short a word. And it got smaller still when you cut it down into countable hours, and then racing minutes, and finally into desperately minuscule seconds. Eventually, there was nothing left.

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After so many grim books, this sweet, quirky book was just what i needed. There were a couple time line issues at the very beginning which threw me for a loop.