Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen The beginning was so good ... and so promising. I fell in love with the story right away. Later on I even got emotional and had a cry, which I seldom do when reading a book. I could relate to the sisters disliking each other in childhood and coming to grow to love each other when meeting as adults. The end was too soapy and pink-rimmed, though. It damped my enthusiasm to read another book of this author somewhat. Do not misunderstand: I like happy endings a lot more than bad or pessimistic ones. But this was over the top. I cannot say when it actually toppled over the brim.