The Book Charmer

The Book Charmer

The New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular MacLean Curse series crafts a charming and evocative story about a picturesque Southern town, two fiercely independent women, and a magical friendship that will change their lives forever.

The residents of Dove Pond, North Carolina, know three things: they have the finest bar-b-que this side of Atlanta, their Apple Festival is the best that ever was, and the town has phenomenal good luck whenever the Dove family has seven daughters. Fortunately, that time is now, because Dove Pond desperately needs a miracle.

The seventh daughter, Sarah Dove, believes in all things magical. Books have whispered their secrets to her since she was a child. Now the town librarian, she makes sure every book finds the reader who most needs it. But recently the books have been whispering something different—that change is about to come to Dove Pond. Sarah is soon convinced that the legendary Dove Pond good luck has arrived in the form of new resident, Grace Wheeler.

After the tragic death of her sister, Grace has moved to Dove Pond with her grieving young niece and ailing foster mother hoping to retrench financially and emotionally before returning to her fast-paced city life. But she soon learns that life in a not-so-sleepy town isn’t as quiet as she’d hoped. Despite her best efforts to focus on her family, she can’t avoid the townspeople, especially her next-door neighbors, the quirky and talkative Sarah Dove and cynical veteran Travis Parker. Grace’s situation grows more complicated when she assumes her duties as town clerk and discovers that Dove Pond is on the verge of financial ruin.

Already overburdened by her own cares, Grace tries to stay aloof from the town’s issues, but she’s never been good at resisting a challenge. With Sarah’s encouragement, and inspired by the wise words of a special book, Grace decides to save her new town. And in her quest, she discovers the rich comfort of being a part of a loving community, the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the heartfelt power of finding just the right book.

Title:The Book Charmer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982105549
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  • Debra

    4.5 Stars "But that's the beauty of a book. It can take you places you can't visit on your own, lets you meet people and see things you can't in real life."Sarah Dove has a gift (all of the Dove siste...

  • Kendall

    This was the best magical escape I could have asked for!! I just LOVED this book!Have you ever read a book and was so completely sad that you finished the last page? Well.. this was that for me! I was...

  • Jayme

    4.5 magical ⭐S! Sarah Dove is the librarian of Dove Pond, but she is no ordinary librarian. Books are more than just objects to her: they live, breathe, and sometimes they even speak. Her gift is to...

  • ??Kimberly

    New York Times, Best-Selling Author, Susan Anderson called The Book Charmer, “A mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday” and I think she sums it up perfectly. I completely slipped into...

  • Chris

    The Dove sisters have always seemed magical, so it’s no real surprise when books begin conversing with Sarah Dove. As the town librarian for Dove Pond, it’s a handy skill— the books tell her exa...

  • Bam

    *4.5 stars rounded up! A lovely story about the residents of a small NC town named Dove Pond, which is struggling to survive in these modern times. Among the townspeople is Sarah Dove, who is the last...

  • Stephanie Nicholas

    I adored this book! So charming indeed! RTC!...

  • Sherwood Smith

    A cozy small town book with a hint of magic, this was a lovely spring read (and will be an equally lovely summer read).Though titled The Book Charmer, Sarah, the librarian with whom books speaks is no...

  • Dianne

    There is warmhearted magic in the small town of Dove Pond and it is all because of the Dove family. The current custodian of the town is librarian Sarah Dove, who lets books talk to her, tell her who ...

  • Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)

    The Book Charmer was aptly named as it was, in fact, quite charming.The combination of a small town setting, quirky characters, and a slightly magical quality come together nicely in this story. Its t...