This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

Marcia says:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN-13: 9780553807219
Publisher: Random House Publishing
Published: March 2010

Synopsis (From B&N):

In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world—no matter how out of place they feel.

Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Such as, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? And why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.

Everyone in Mullaby adores Julia Winterson’s cakes—which is a good thing, because Julia can’t seem to stop baking them. She offers them to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also in the hope of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. Flour, eggs, milk, and sugar . . . Baking is the only language the proud but vulnerable Julia has to communicate what is truly in her heart. But is it enough to call back to her those she’s hurt in the past?

Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.

8 Responses
  1. Julia Says:

    Interesting synopsis, Melody. It caught my attention while reading it :) I love the cover and I'm really looking forward to your review on this book.

  2. Alice Says:

    Vivid colors for the cover. Love it!

  3. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    Any story based in North Carolina already has built-ion atmosphere. I will read just about anything based in the Carolinas.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I just finished Garden Spells yesterday and loved it. Will definitely be reading Allen's other books.

  5. Debi Says:

    Yikes...I didn't know she had another book coming out...I better go read the first two which have been sitting on my shelf for ages.

  6. Melody Says:

    Hi, everyone! Thanks for your comments! :)

    I'd only read Garden Spells by this author so far and I enjoyed it. I'm definitely checking this out when it's released.

  7. Darlene Says:

    Beautiful cover and I bet the book will be awesome. I've read her other two and loved them.

  8. The Bookworm Says:

    I need to add this to my TBR, I like books set in cozy Southern towns.
    Great review!

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