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by Alice Hoffman
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 1 year ago
by Alice Hoffman A prequel to the book, Practical Magic. Having not yet read that book, I went in without knowing the characters or where the story might go. The Owens children, Franny, Jet and Vincent, are 'unusual' and are given specific rules to help them avoid situations where they might do ...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 2 years ago
This prequel to Practical Magic was released two Halloween Bingos ago, and I had planned to read it then, but didn't want to spend the $12.99 to buy it for my kindle, and the library list was dozens of holds long so I back-burnered it. While I was casting about for something to read for the Spellb...
Kaethe rated it 2 years ago
I really want to read this for the witches square in Halloween Bingo, but it doesn't drop until October 10. I'm going to have to pick a backup, maybe, although that is still 21 days. Hmmm.I***Yay! An advance copy is coming my way! Time to start obsessively checking the mailbox.***October 26, 2017My ...
Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it 2 years ago
Oh my my... tears tears and loads more tears. So many tears that I'm dehydrated from shedding them all. There were happy tears and sad ones, expectant tears and regretful ones. There were tears for the appreciation of this works' beauty, tears of grief, tears of apprehension and tears for when the b...
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
I am pretty sure that I read Hoffman's Practical Magic since I've read several of her books, but it was probably in the 90s, long before I started keeping track on Goodreads. I once heard Anna Quindlen speak, and she said something I never forgot regarding certain female authors, "You can't go wrong...
EpicFehlReader rated it 3 years ago
Find your magic.For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children ar...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 3 years ago
I've waited a few weeks to write this review so that I could let the book settle in my imagination before expressing an opinion but my initial assessment of: "I like THIS but not THAT and overall, I could have enjoyed it more" hasn't changed. I liked the ideas behind the story: the problems in de...
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it 3 years ago
What is about Alice Hoffman? Seriously? It's like everything that she writes is pure magic, and I can't ever feel my own sadness or my own anxiety when I listen to/read her books. I didn't even realize that this book existed until someone was kind enough to put it on the recommendation list for the ...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 3 years ago
I read Practical Magic a million years ago (1996 maybe) and remember almost nothing about it besides the fact that I pretty much loved and adored everything about it. I didn’t obsessively write reviews for everything I read back then so I may need to reread it someday to see if this still holds true...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 3 years ago
"I think we're going to like it here." I really liked this book. I've not read anything by Alice Hoffman before, and this was the most easily accessible from the library, so I grabbed it with zero knowledge of what I was grabbing. It's the story, starting in the 1960s, of the Owen family - most...
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