Magic Lessons

Magic Lessons

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With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she's abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the "Unnamed Arts." Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back. When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it's is here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Love is the only thing that matters.
Publisher: New York, New York : Simon & Schuster, ♭2020.
ISBN: 9781982108847
Characteristics: 396 pages ;,24 cm.


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In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.

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Nov 19, 2020

Found in the AARP magazine

Nov 08, 2020

Lacks spirit and magic of “Practical magic” book!😞
“These are the lessons to be learned. Drink chamomile tea to calm the spirit. Feed a cold and starve a fever. Read as many books as you can. Always choose courage. Never watch another woman burn. Know that love is the only answer.”

Nov 02, 2020

I really enjoyed this book. Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors and I wasn’t disappointed. Loved the historical perspective and characters.

JCLPiepieB Oct 06, 2020

I wasn't a total fan of this book. The writing was too dry and flowery. For me there was no real heart-wrenching action that kept me on the edge of my seat. I did, however, like the conclusion -- what happened to all the characters after the main events. "Rules of Magic" has been my favorite out of this trilogy.

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