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. From New York Times-bestselling author Karen Hawkins.
... tugs at your heartstrings and implores you to keep turning the pages ... Karen Hawkins has delivered a great start to her new series. It is sweet and cozy with strong heroines and lovable secondary characters, all living in a town that comes to life with the author’s imagery. The blend of magic, love, friendship, struggles and trials is woven beautifully throughout the pages. I personally liked her style of alternating the points of view among Sarah, Grace and the next-door vet who suffers from PTSD, Trav. Although the ending comes a bit quickly, the epilogue serves to soften the blow and tie up a few loose strands. All in all, The Book Charmer is an intriguing story that will leave readers anxious for book two.
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.