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Publisher's Summary

In this prequel to Practical Magic, we meet the Aunts: sisters Frances and Jet, and Vincent, their brother. Their mother, Susanna, knew they were unique: pale, red-haired Franny, who could commune with birds; shy, beautiful Jet, who knows what others are thinking; and charismatic Vincent, built for trouble. 

Susanna sets some rules of magic: no walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles and absolutely no books about magic. But, desperate to uncover who they really are, the Owens siblings head down a life-altering course, filled with secrets and truths, devastation and joy, and magic and love.

©2018 Alice Hoffman (P)2018 Oakhill Publishing

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Loved It!!!

I absolutely love this book! I'm hoping for Practical Magic audio book will be available soon!

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Fantastical

A story about the subtle truth of being alive regardless if you are human, animal or witch.

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A magical start

A beautiful story of love, family & being happy. It tells the story of the Owens siblings Jet, Franny & Vincent from when they are little up into old age & the dealings they have with trying to unsuccessfully avoid love due to the family curse & learn to be & love who they really are. There is no big build up to a climax but Alice Hoffman weaves a beautiful tale of magic, loss, love & family. I read Practical Magic years ago, & now can't wait to reread it after reading where it it all started.

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enjoyed

I enjoyed this book, didn't like the boy/man voices sounded a bit weird when the characters would change to a different gender. other than that a nice book for a rainy afternoon

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  • Lee
  • 28-10-2020

Too sad

Too sad for a fairy tale. Almost everybody died in the story and for those who lived are lonely are missing the dead ones. So depressing

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  • Erika
  • 21-08-2019

most annoying reading EVER

spunds like a bad cheap ad for a mop from the home shopping channel. it is impossible to get beyond the reading to enjoy the story. with the series on TV coming, get this revoiced ASAP

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-11-2020

A book to lose yourself in

Really enjoyed this book.Held me in its grip from start to finish. Interesting characters and good narration. Ten out of ten.

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  • Jane M
  • 15-11-2020

totally captivating

I loved the story. I enjoyed the listening experience. excellent narrator. I highly recommend this book.

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  • christine algie
  • 18-06-2020

Worth listening to

good read although the narrator's voice was a tad annoying but I struggled on as the aunts In practical magic always intrigued me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-2020

I absolutely loved it.

This was truly an amazing book, so good to get the aunts backstory. wonderful.

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  • Nir Tzur
  • 18-12-2019

I wanted to like the book. Performance was meh ..

Narrator was not successful. plot slow.. just didnt grip me even 3 hours into the book

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  • Nine B
  • 19-10-2019

Magical!

l absolutely loved it. Enjoyed it even more than practical magic. Such wonderful characters I wanted more, I wasn't ready to leave them.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-08-2019

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So unusual, never knew what was going to happen but really engaging and intriguing. Loved it.

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  • Badger North
  • 01-02-2019

Good story, unfortunate reader

I liked the book, but was not keen on the narrator. I found the delivery awkward at times, particularly the “voices” put on, especially those of the young child characters at the end.

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