When Autumn Leaves by Amy Foster

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This was a very cute book. It kind of reminded me of Sarah Addison Allen’s books, who I love. This one was a bit of a disappointment though.

Autumn is a wise old-ish lady witch who is told that she needs to find a replacement to take over her place in the town of Avening. She spends a year searching the town for the perfect person to replace her, and in turn we meet 13 women with magical abilities or leanings.

I really liked the little bits of magic sprinkled throughout this book. It definitely made me wish that this quaint little town actually existed.

What the book lacked for me was character development. Just as I was getting to know one of the characters, it switched to a new one and I never learned anymore about them. For example, one chapter revolved around two characters falling in love even though the shouldn’t, but you never get to find out if it all worked out or not. I really wish the book had been a bit longer. Also, I think the book tried too hard to explain the sisterhood and magic, etc.

Anyhoo, it was a cute little book, but definitely not a fave.

2.5Β stars

~Sarah

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