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 Appl The New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular MacLean Curse series crafts a charming and evocative stor...

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Title:The Book Charmer
Author:Karen Hawkins
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1982105542
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Book Charmer Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Sep 06, 2019
    It might be because we have been slowly rewatching Parks and Rec at our house, but this book ended up feeling like a combination of Gilmore Girls (small town culture only in NC mountains) and Parks and Rec (city planner saving the town with festivals and committees and more.) The book ...
  • Sherwood Smith
    May 10, 2019
    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 not really the main character. She's important to the story, but she takes second se...
  • Melissa
    Aug 27, 2019
    This is a very sweet book. Not a gigantic amount of depth and not quite as far reaching emotionally and magically as a Sarah Addison Allen book, but it was still totally worth reading and had so much to say about family. Grace is a headstrong character and was a bit prickly to me at ...
  • Carrie
    Jun 16, 2019
    I will miss Dove Pond and all of my new friends terribly. This book has all of my favorite things: magic, books, a small town, romance, friendship, family drama, sisters, women in leadership positions, cats, and books ?- wait, did I say that twice? The blurb on this book mentions ...
  • Suzanne (The Bookish Libra)
    Jul 25, 2019
    I have to admit that I requested Karen Hawkins? latest novel The Book Charmer from Netgalley solely based on the beautiful cover and the fact that it was clearly a book about books. That combination was irresistible to me, even without having read the synopsis. Thankfully once I sett...
  • Ellery Adams
    Sep 02, 2019
    3.5 stars. ...
  • Rebecca
    Jun 11, 2019
    Ever since Sarah was seven years old, she's been able to hear books talk, so it's fitting that she works as a librarian in the small town of Dover Pond, North Carolina where she grew up. "Sarah Dove is a book charmer... she knows what book everyone should have." Lately, however,...
  • Darcia Helle
    Jul 16, 2019
    This is a fun, feel-good story driven largely by the characters' intertwining lives. While the overall tone is light, the author does include serious issues such as PTSD and Alzheimer's disease. These aspects are handled well, so that we understand the heartache without drowning in it....
  • Chris
    Aug 14, 2019
    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 exactly what every reader needs. And when the books begin rumbling about the arrival of a...
  • Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
    Jul 30, 2019
    Did I enjoy this book? What an adorable story! I had just finished reading a bunch of horror and psychological thriller books and needed a break. This book was the perfect solution! The Book Charmer is one of those cute little stories with just a touch of the paranormal (I mean, the ma...
  • Nora-adrienne
    Aug 15, 2019
    I read the online blurb for this book and it looked interesting enough to pick up from the library. Not only was I right, but totally right. The story line about a small family group moving to another town to help their "mom" find peace is packed with drama, possible new friends, a...
  • Debra
    Jun 28, 2019
    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 sisters do!). Books speak to her, they tell her who needs to read them, they don't...
  • ☕️Kimberly
    Jun 07, 2019
    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 the everyday affairs of this quaint town and its struggles as I embraced the mystical...
  • Heidi
    Jul 18, 2019
    Three and a half stars: A sweet story set in a charming small town with a touch of magic. Sarah Dove is the librarian of Dove Pond. She comes from a long line of Dove women, who possess magical abilities. Sarah?s unique talent is that she can talk to books. Books talk to her and ...
  • Bam
    Jul 30, 2019
    *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 of seven sisters which is considered to be a lucky sign. Can she save the town? She i...
  • Dianne
    Jun 24, 2019
    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 needs them and what she should do, cryptically, of course. Who know what will happen w...
  • Darla
    Jul 18, 2019
    If a book were to speak to you -- which one would it be? What would its message be? In this new novel, Sarah hears books speaking to her. They choose their next reader and can be quite stubborn. This touch of magic realism enhances the narrative in this sweetly Southern small-town stor...
  • Toya
    Aug 27, 2019
    The Book Charmer is a charming and magical read that takes place in the cozy town of Dove Pond, NC. Dove Pond is currently struggling to survive the pressures associated with staying up to date in modern society. Sarah Dove is the local librarian in the town of Dove Pond. Her and he...
  • Jayme
    Jul 08, 2019
    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 place each book in the hands of the correct reader. But, recently they have b...
  • Jayme
    Jul 08, 2019
    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 place each book in the hands of the correct reader. But, recently they have been ...
  • Karen Hayes
    Apr 07, 2019
    A light, charming read for fans of Sarah Addison Allen - I wavered between 3 and 4 stars because despite the book being named for her, our librarian book whisperer is only a minor character in the story, which is clearly the set-up for a town-wide series. Also, the epilogue read like t...
  • Tracey Anderson
    Aug 09, 2019
    A charming story with a small town setting, quirky neighbors and a little magic. What more could you want? I loved it. ...
  • Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)
    May 18, 2019
    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 two main characters are Sarah, the town librarian to whom books speak, and Grace, w...
  • Heather
    Aug 26, 2019
    This was such a sweet, feel good story with lovable characters and a touch of magic. Loved it! ...
  • Kendall
    Jul 23, 2019
    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 savoring every moment and didn't want it to end! I would love to live in this ...
  • Vanessa S.
    Jul 28, 2019
    Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for a free digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Book Charmer follows displaced city girl Grace to a sleepy town in the mountains of North Carolina, where she moves to better care for her elderly foster m...
  • Jackie
    Jun 23, 2019
    Thank you to Bookish and the publisher for an advanced reader copy of this book. I chose this book based on the excerpt that Bookish allowed me to read. I was immediately drawn in to a story about two little girls, one of whom could communicate with books and the other who was a mis...
  • Jypsy
    Jul 12, 2019
    The Book Charmer is a charming read. Sarah is the book whisperer in the town of Dove Pond. A woman named Grace comes to town. Grace has many personal problems to deal with, and she's unaware that she will play an important part in the town, but Sarah knows. With a little magic and a li...
  • JenLovesBooks
    Jun 18, 2019
    I adored this book! Everything about it, made me fall more and more in love with it. I'm not one to read many books of this genre, or even complete them, but I found myself immersed deeply in these characters' journeys. And, enough love to want to pick up more books like it. Why not? M...
  • Stephanie Nicholas
    Aug 02, 2019
    I adored this book! So charming indeed! RTC! ...