Monday 25 March 2013

Inspired by Literature: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Welcome to another week here at Make My Monday!  We're so glad you came back and we are really loving all the amazing entries we get each week!  This week Mynnette is our hostess and she's back with another literary inspired challenge.  This time she'd like you to be inspired by the cover or story of "Garden Spells" by Sarah Addison Allen.


Here's the book cover~

A little bit about this story: "The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures. A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants - from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys - except for Claire’s rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before. When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire’s quiet life is turned upside down - along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other." (Description from HERE.)

And now some inspiration from the DT~


Rosie x


Suzi B
Inspired by the story.

Inspired by the book cover




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  2. Fantastic DT inspiration this week - have been to take a peek at all your blogs and left a little comment, but Suzi it wouldn't let me comment on your post, hun :(
    Hugz, Jan xx

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  4. What a great challenge, the book sounds interesting, is it still available....
    Suzy B :)

  5. Such a beautiful challenge! Great design team inspiration pieces, too. Thanks so much. Yvonne

  6. So sorry - linked up the wrong stupid of me.....However it will get you to my blog with the card that I made. Gorgeous challenge, thanks, Ladies!

  7. Rats!! just missed it. I was too late for the deadline but I've posted my card anyway as this week really inspired me to play with mica powders. Will try harder next week....PROMISE!!!!


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