PRACTICAL MAGIC is the story of the Owens sisters, who are rumored to possess magical powers. Sally and Gillian, who were born 13 months apart, were orphaned and went to live with their aunts. They grew up in a house with no rules enforced, were bullied by classmates, and wanted to escape the constant gossip going around town. Gillian is impulsive and ran away, while Sally is more rigid, got married and had children. But even with these differences, we are able to witness their love for one another and their unbreakable bond.
This was the perfect book to read for October! It has love, loss, laughter, and magic! I felt a sense of magic everywhere! It’s my first Alice Hoffman and it won’t be my last! I cannot wait to read the highly anticipated prequel, THE RULES OF MAGIC – The release date is today, October 10, 2017!
Check out the synopsis from Amazon:
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 are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.
From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse.
The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself.