Monday, April 8, 2013

Review: Mountain Charm by Sydney Logan

Mountain Charm by Sydney Logan is a story that keeps you wanting more. Angelina is a 21-year old woman who has had to deal with the death of her father and her mother’s breast cancer treatments. In addition to all of this, she is supposed to be a witch with a special gift of healing.  Angelina’s ancestors conjured a spell for girls when they turn 13 that is supposed to bring them their true love at age 21. Angelina is frustrated with witchcraft all together because she was unable to cure her parents. The story begins on Angelina’s 21st birthday. Her best friend expects that the spell will work and bring Angelina’s true love to her. Instead, she is met by a reporter from Nashville who is on assignment to do a story about Angelina’s family and their history of witchcraft. Angelina is very cold toward Dylan, but she eventually thaws and helps him with his article. Dylan falls head over heels for Angelina, but she worries that it is the spell that is causing it, not his true feelings for her. After many arguments and mistakes, Angelina finds her faith in love, her gifts, and the man of her dreams.
This story is the 2nd novel from Sydney Logan. I enjoyed this story because it really examines how these characters feel about themselves, their family traditions and beginnings, and each other. It is not predictable or cliché. It gives light to some of the history and traditions in the Appalachian culture, which many are not familiar with. Sydney Logan paints a beautiful picture and you feel like you are part of the story. I am grateful that I was given the ARC of this book to read. I plan to read it again and again when I need something to lift my spirits and believe in the goodness of others. I rate this book a 5 out of 5.

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