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Practical Magic doc ç Audio CD read ↠ [Ebook] ➦ Practical Magic ➬ Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk 25th Anniversary Editionwith a New Introduction by the AuthorThe Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules th 25th Anniversary Editionwith a New Introduction by the AuthorThe Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic and Magic LessonsForthan two hundred years the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well as children the sisters were forever outsiders taunted talked about pointed at Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape One will do so by marrying the other by running away But the bonds they share will bring them backalmost as if by magicSplendid Practical Magicis one of Hoffmans best novels showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand to reveal how extraordinary life really is NewsweekA delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible Cosmopolitan I tried to love this book I really didI adore the movie the lessons it teaches us about family love and hope Magic tooBut the book well it’s not like the movie at all Never would I think the movie would be better than the book but here we areFirst of all there’s hardly any “magic” in this book whatsoever The old house that the aunts live in isn’t even where most of the book takes place They’re not even characters involved in the book let alone supporting to the main plotThe tense switch drove me NUTS Present tense was used often which is something I’ve never known a decent author to do Characters constantly drowned in in their heads from one random thought to the next which had no relevance to the story and or plotThe Owens sisters were horrible people? I kept thinking to myself “Sally is a miserable bitch” and “Gillian is a selfish person” and never not once during the book did I feel a connection between the two only resentmentThen it’s the men Every man is obsessed with the Owens women And I mean stalker obsessed To the point where they won’t leave them alone But then those men are the lead romance figures of the novel????? Instant love with NO development regarding Gillian and Ben the guy who stalked her for WEEKS after seeing her for the first time and deciding that he HAD to have her both sexually and as a possessionThat’s not even the worst part At this point in the novel 80% we meet Gary Gary who drones on in his head about Arizona about his family members who have no relevance to the plot and who CRIES ALL THE TIME Honestly??? What is up with that?I stopped reading at 84% when Sally goes to tell Gary that her and Gillian killed Jimmy They get hot and heavy in the car and Sally decides that she wants to stop because she doesn’t even KNOW Gary they met like a day ago yet he’s already in love with her somehow idk??? And he has ONE THOUGHT that I just could not get over“At this moment Gary wishes he could grab her and force her at least until she gave in He’d like to make love to her right here he’d like to do it all night and not give a damn about anything else and not listen if she told him no But he’s not that kind of man and he never will be”HE WANTS TO RAPE HER HE THINKS ABOUT FORCING HER HOW IS THIS OKAY? I don’t give a s about “he’s not that kind of man and is better so he doesn’t” Alice Hoffman still wrote him to think about raping herAt that moment I decided I’d never read this author again Because after all those scenes where Gillian cries remembering Jimmy raping her then going back and forth into romanticizing it makes me feel like this book romanticizes rape which was actually common in bodice rippers in the 80’s and 90’sAnd yeah I’ll pass This is nothing like the movie No happiness no family lessons and family bonding Just pure misery and family drama

Practical Magic25th Anniversary Editionwith a New Introduction by the AuthorThe Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic and Magic LessonsForthan two hundred years the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well as children the sisters were forever outsiders taunted talked about pointed at Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape One will do so by marrying the other by running away But the bonds they share will bring them backalmost as if by magicSplendid Practical Magicis one of Hoffmans best novels showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand to reveal how extraordinary life really is NewsweekA delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible Cosmopolitan I tried to love this book I really didI adore the movie the lessons it teaches us about family love and hope Magic tooBut the book well it’s not like the movie at all Never would I think the movie would be better than the book but here we areFirst of all there’s hardly any “magic” in this book whatsoever The old house that the aunts live in isn’t even where most of the book takes place They’re not even characters involved in the book let alone supporting to the main plotThe tense switch drove me NUTS Present tense was used often which is something I’ve never known a decent author to do Characters constantly drowned in in their heads from one random thought to the next which had no relevance to the story and or plotThe Owens sisters were horrible people? I kept thinking to myself “Sally is a miserable bitch” and “Gillian is a selfish person” and never not once during the book did I feel a connection between the two only resentmentThen it’s the men Every man is obsessed with the Owens women And I mean stalker obsessed To the point where they won’t leave them alone But then those men are the lead romance figures of the novel????? Instant love with NO development regarding Gillian and Ben the guy who stalked her for WEEKS after seeing her for the first time and deciding that he HAD to have her both sexually and as a possessionThat’s not even the worst part At this point in the novel 80% we meet Gary Gary who drones on in his head about Arizona about his family members who have no relevance to the plot and who CRIES ALL THE TIME Honestly??? What is up with that?I stopped reading at 84% when Sally goes to tell Gary that her and Gillian killed Jimmy They get hot and heavy in the car and Sally decides that she wants to stop because she doesn’t even KNOW Gary they met like a day ago yet he’s already in love with her somehow idk??? And he has ONE THOUGHT that I just could not get over“At this moment Gary wishes he could grab her and force her at least until she gave in He’d like to make love to her right here he’d like to do it all night and not give a damn about anything else and not listen if she told him no But he’s not that kind of man and he never will be”HE WANTS TO RAPE HER HE THINKS ABOUT FORCING HER HOW IS THIS OKAY? I don’t give a s about “he’s not that kind of man and is better so he doesn’t” Alice Hoffman still wrote him to think about raping herAt that moment I decided I’d never read this author again Because after all those scenes where Gillian cries remembering Jimmy raping her then going back and forth into romanticizing it makes me feel like this book romanticizes rape which was actually common in bodice rippers in the 80’s and 90’sAnd yeah I’ll pass This is nothing like the movie No happiness no family lessons and family bonding Just pure misery and family drama

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Practical Magic Õ N 25th Anniversary Editionwith a New Introduction by the AuthorThe Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic and Magic LessonsForthan two hundred years the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well as children the sisters were forever outsiders taunted talked about pointed at Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape One will do so by marrying the other by running away But the bonds they share will bring them backalmost as if by magicSplendid Practical Magicis one of Hoffmans best novels showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand to reveal how extraordinary life really is NewsweekA delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible Cosmopolit I love the film of this and used to watch it loads when it first came out but hadn’t realised there was a book until I saw it on the sale Last weekend I was feeling a bit Halloweeny so decided how would be the perfect time to start readingFor lovers of the film it is obviously uite different and I can imagine if I’d read the book first I would probably have been annoyed about some of the cuts and changes they made but doing it this way round I can kind of understand some of them The book takes place over a longer timescale and in locations than the film so they obviously needed to condense things down and just covered the main plotI really enjoyed this Hoffman’s writing flows really well and holds your interest I was completely gripped My only complaint would be that she maybe tried to cram too many plot threads into the story and it meant some areas weren’t explored as thoroughly as I would have liked and the ending seemed a little inconclusive for meI love the Owens sisters; the different ways they deal with the difficult upbringing that they had were very realistic and in keeping with each of their characters Although it is a novel with witchcraft at its heart it wasn’t hugely dark or gothic but definitely helped with the Halloween feels so glad I read it at this time of yearI’d definitely be open to reading of Hoffman’s work epub Ù Practical Magic ð Join or create book clubs

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Join or create book clubs ð Practical Magic book 25th Anniversary Editionwith a New Introduction by the AuthorThe Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic and Magic LessonsForthan two hundred years the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well as children the sisters were forever outsiders taunted talked about pointed at Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape One will do so by marrying the other by running away But the bonds they share will bring them backalmost as if by magicSplendid Practical Magicis one of Hoffmans best novels showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand to reveal how extraordinary life really is NewsweekA delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible Cosmopolita To preface my review I felt it necessary to mention that I read the preuel to this book titled The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman prior to reading Practical Magic Since Fall had finally begun and Halloween my favorite holiday was right around the corner reading Practical Magic just felt right In my opinion reading the peruel helped me to better understand the history of the Owens family curse and the role it has played for generations You cannot help but fall in love with ALL the Owens women including the ancient and mysterious aunts Francis and Jet the main characters in the preuel who took up residence in the infamous Owens family home established by their ancestor Maria Owens Hundreds of earlier The aunts also took over the family business of magiccreating potions remidies and of course the art of spell casting that has been passed down from generation to generation The main characters in Practical Magic sisters Sally and Gillian find themselves parentless and orphaned with only the aunts to turn to Their world is completely turned upside down in a single evening and when the girls arrive at their aunts they soon discover the truth of who and what they really are It seems that through out history the Owens women have tried to deny hid and run away from who they really are but fate always has its way of bringing out the truth and bringing the sisters and their aunts back together Sally and Gillian are complete opposites from day one but blood family the curse and of course love brings this family closer and closer This book is a true testament to the powerful bond of sisters the importance of family and the dangers that await along the road to self acceptance There is also a movie called Practical Magic that is based on this book if you love the book I would recommend watching the movie as wellbut read the book andor books first Honestly you should ready both books The Rules of Magic preuel and Practical Magic prior to watching the movie Practical Magic This was a fast but great weekend read I highly recommend reading both books in this series by Alice Hoffman and if you enjoyed them watch the movie The book of course was better than the movie with a few different twists Nicole Kidman Gillian Owens and Sandra Bullock Sally Owens bring this story to life in the movie Practical Magic they could not have picked 2 better women to play these fabulous characters Alice Hoffman worked to hard to create