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The Silver Bough

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2007

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    I waited so long to get this book and once I got it, immediately delved into the story. It's rather slow for about half of the book and then once the Fairy world and legends start showing up... It's slightly confusing. Overall, it was an okay book. The writing style was good, but the story left me unsatisfied. Not recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2006

    Will Make You Hunt For An Apple...

    This slender volume conjures up a rich and deeply seductive, satisfying world of magic, apples and lovers. It's heartbreaking and beautifully written. Even readers who resist the stuff of fairytales would be likely to be caught up in Appleton as it weaves its magic upon you.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    spell binding Scottish Brigadoon like fantasy

    On the coast of Scotland in the Highlands is the town of Appleton, a place that is connected to the mainland by one small road. When an earthquake hits, the townsfolk are cut off from the rest of civilization. Supplies will be brought in by a ferry and mail and medical supplies will be flown in. --- Three American women are in Appleton. The town librarian Kathleen, the widow Nell who has bought Orchid House and one of her trees is a special golden apple that has not been seen for over fifty years. Visiting the town is Ashley whose grandmother was born there and left without telling anyone she was going. She refused to tell her family about that part of her life which makes Ashley all the more eager to get in touch with her roots. Another stranger in the town is Rhoan, a man in his twenties who looks exactly like the person in a photo that is over half century old. Much of the magic that lay hidden comes out in the cut off Appleton. It seems as if the place is moving into the Otherworld where the Apple Fairest that appeared in one of Nell¿s trees changes the reality of our world and gives those deserving them their heart¿s desire. --- SILVER BOUGH is all about subtle magic that is part of Appleton, a place that many believe originated in another dimension. Readers gradually became aware of the power that is in the very land itself and that of Rhoan, who is part of that magic and wants to return to his father¿s home. The characters are three dimensional and have a role in the upcoming events as Lisa Tuttle has written a spell binding Scottish Brigadoon like fantasy. --- Harriet Klausner

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