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The Book Charmer
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Prepare to fall under the spell of "this sometimes whimsical, often insightful, always absorbing story" (Shelf Awareness) following two fiercely independent women and their truly magical friendship in a sleepy Southern town, from New York Times bestselling author of Karen Hawkins.Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books live, breathe, and sometimes even speak. As the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler. If the books are right, Grace could be the savior Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. But with a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, will Grace ultimately embrace the challenge to rescue her charmed new community? "A mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday" (Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author), The Book Charmer is a heartwarming story about the magic of books that feels more than a little magical itself.
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Karen Hawkins. (2019). The Book Charmer. Gallery Books.

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Karen Hawkins. 2019. The Book Charmer. Gallery Books.

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Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books have always been more than just objects: they live, they breathe, and sometimes they even speak. When Sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler.

If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community. In...
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Prepare to fall under the spell of "this sometimes whimsical, often insightful, always absorbing story" (Shelf Awareness) following two fiercely independent women and their truly magical friendship in a sleepy Southern town, from New York Times bestselling author of Karen Hawkins.
Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books live, breathe, and sometimes even speak. As the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler.

If the books are right, Grace could be the savior Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. But with a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, will Grace ultimately embrace the challenge to rescue her charmed new community?

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        June 7, 2019

        Grace Wheeler has a plan: she will move her niece, Daisy, and her foster mother, Mama G, back to her small hometown of Dove Pond, NC, for one year. Long enough to figure out how to transition from aunt to full-time mother for Daisy and from daughter to full-time caretaker for Mama G. After she sorts that all out, she will go back to Charlotte, NC. However, the town librarian, Sarah Dove, and her books, which live and breathe, according to Sarah, have other plans for Grace. They tell Sarah that she must convince Grace to stay and that the social committee is going to help her see to it. Armed with books that whisper whom they should belong to, Sarah sets out on a campaign to woo Grace over to Dove Pond. Taking on the community's apple festival and rescuing the village from bankruptcy are all part of the plan, not to mention falling in love with the local bad boy. VERDICT This heartwarming story by Hawkins ("MacLean Curse" and "Hurst Amulet" series) will delight fans of cozy romantic fiction with its quirky characters and charming small town.--Jane Blue, Davie Cty. P.L., Mocksville, NC

        Copyright 2019 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        July 1, 2019
        With a dash of magical realism and a massive fondness for books, Hawkins introduces Sarah Dove, a librarian in small-town North Carolina, also known as a book charmer. Sarah matches books to the readers of Dove Pond when the books talk to her, telling her who needs them. Sarah's gift isn't enough to save the town from the financial troubles it's fallen upon, but Sarah suspects that Dove Pond newcomer Grace Wheeler can. Grace insists that she is only in town temporarily, having brought her foster mother and her niece back to the town in which her foster mother grew up. But small towns and the friendships that hold them together have a way of reaching the heart, and Grace may need Dove Pond as much as it needs her. Hawkins has created a delightfully quirky town, and the ending leaves the possibility of a sequel or series. Reminiscent of Sarah Addison Allen, Abbi Waxman, and Fannie Flagg, this is a great summer read for those who love small southern towns filled with magic.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2019, American Library Association.)

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