Find your magicFor the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other peoples thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse.The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy....
|Title||:||The Rules of Magic (Practical Magic #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||369 pages|
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The Rules of Magic (Practical Magic #1) Reviews
"The Rules of Magic", is such a wonderful world to visit.
Most people avoided the Owens family believing any entanglement with them would taint not only their present but their future as well.
It was said that some family members could place a single horse hair into a pan of water and turn it into a snake.
Yikes... that might scare me away from them too! Ha!
But -- oh how I loved this family who came from a long line of witches as far back as the year 1620 when Maria Owens wa ...more
I just absolutely loved this book. It made me cry and I do think that when and if someone's words in a book can bring out emotions, that book becomes something special in your heart and mind. This book will make me reflect for quite some time about life's twist and turns and the avenues we walk upon all in the name of love.
In this prequel to Practical Magic, we meet the young Owens sisters and their brother, Vincent. Each of them are tagged with being Owens and of course being magical. They eac ...more
5 brilliant stars for this magically written story!
I absolutely loved everything about this book and savoured every single word that was written.
THE RULES OF MAGIC by ALICE HOFFMAN was a fantastic, endearing, and a spellbinding novel that was an absolute joy to read. It was a touching, heartbreaking, heartwarming, and a powerful story with a strong message of love and courage within the pages of this book. I absolutely love a little bit of magical realism within my books but I think there ...more
Traveling Sisters review by Brenda with Norma, Jennifer, JanB, Victoria, Berit, Dana, Marialyce and Nikki
I read The Rules of Magic with eight of my Traveling Sisters and we all found this to be a very magical reading experience.
The Rules of Magic is a spellbinding, heartfelt and heartbreaking, insightful, sad and beautiful story that was so full of emotion for all of us. The story started off a little rocky for some of us at first as we were getting to know the Owens siblings. A lot was being t ...more
Fantastic + magical = FANTASTICAL!!!
The magic of this book RULES !!!
What may surprise many of you is that I normally would not choose to read a book about witches and/or magic. But, seriously who didn't love 'Practical Magic' in book form &/or the movie? I know I did. I'll admit I was hesitant to to give this a try for fear it wouldn't live up to the hype. Not to mention, this is the prequel to 'Practical Magic' after all these years. How will the author pull this off? Let me just say, t ...more
It was clear from the start that they were not like other children, therefore Susanna felt she had no choice but to set down rules. No walking in the moonlight, no Ouija boards, no candles, no red shoes, no wearing black, no going shoeless, no amulets, no night-blooming flowers, no reading novels about magic, no cats, no crows, and no venturing below Fourteenth Street. Yet no matter how Susanna tried to enforce these rules, the children continued to thwart her.Do you ever read a wonderful book ...more
The Rules of Magic was the October 2017 fiction group read in the goodreads group reading for pleasure. After a two month delay, my library had the book for me, and I was all too happy to read it before the end of the year. Last month, I read Isabel Allende's new book and it left a sour taste in my mouth because it was devoid of her magical realism which I love. I had been searching for a book full of magical realism to read, and The Rules of Magic, while more about actual magic than magical rea ...more
✨✨5 wonderfully witching stars! With the perfect touch of magic✨✨
This was a five star Traveling Sister Read! That’s why I bumped my rating up to the full five stars! I figured a book that had inspired such an amazing discussion was more than worthy of a five star rating! So thank you ladies for making this book even more special for me!
Not going to lie at the beginning of this book I was slightly disappointed, I was waiting for all this spellcasting and broomstick riding, but that didn’t happen. ...more