Practical Magic (Unabridged)
Alice Hoffman's enchanting witch's brew of suspense, romance and magic -- now a major motion picture from Warner Bros.
When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers -- and as their own powers begin to surface -- the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.
But both find that they cannot elude their magic-filled past. And when trouble strikes -- in the form of a menacing backyard ghost -- the sisters must not only reunite three generations of Owens women but embrace their magic as a gift -- and their key to a future of love and passion.
Funny, haunting, and shamelessly romantic, Practical Magic is bewitching entertainment -- Alice Hoffman at her spectacular best.
Wonderful to re-read
Loved it. Rough language and depictions for the faint of heart.
I saw that a prequel had been written to this series, so I started there. I loved the story. Listen to the prequel!!! Then I bought this. I have literally forced my way through half the book waiting for it to get better. I’m done. Listen to the prequel, and then walk away.
Here’s the thing
Maybe it’s because I saw it first, but it doesn’t live up to the movie. However, this book does bode well with her newer books in the practical magic series.