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Stephanie
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Whole Book Discussion: Favorite Quotes and Passages

There are so many memorable moments in Garden Spells. Post your favorite quotes and scenes here.

Reminder: This section is appropriate for those who have read the entire novel. There will be spoilers posted here, so be forewarned if you haven't finished the book.
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Re: Whole Book Discussion: Favorite Quotes and Passages

My two favorite quotes are:

"I used to think they were such silly teenagers, believing THE WORST HURT IN THE WORLD WAS WHEN YOU COULDN'T LET GO OF SOMEONE WHO HAD STOPPED LOVING YOU. They always wanted to know why. Why didn't the boy love them anymore? They said it with such anguish."

"Life is about experience... You cant hold on to everything."
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My favorite scene is the last page. Bay is putting thisng together (she has a knack for that). There is the 'softness' and the "scent of herbs and flowers." Finally she found her "sparkles." It was there all along. Yet, she had to discover it at the right time for her. I Also adore the " The Waverly Kitchen Journal."
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Re: Whole Book Discussion: Favorite Quotes and Passages

I have two favorite quotes so far ( I'm still only at chapter 6.):

"Soon the farmhouse-style kitchen was alive with the steamy warmth and crafty scent that eventually flowed through the house. It welcomed Anna's guests like a kiss on the cheek from their mothers, like coming home."

That quote was very well written it just made me feel warm some how.
And the next one is sad but true:

" Memories, even hard memories, grew soft like peaches as they got older"


Ok, well I'm off to read more and hopefully some more good quotes will jump out at me. :smileyhappy:
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Re: Whole Book Discussion: Favorite Quotes and Passages



fall5021 wrote:
"I used to think they were such silly teenagers, believing THE WORST HURT IN THE WORLD WAS WHEN YOU COULDN'T LET GO OF SOMEONE WHO HAD STOPPED LOVING YOU. They always wanted to know why. Why didn't the boy love them anymore? They said it with such anguish."





It's been a while since I wrote Garden Spells, and I actually had to go back and read it to refresh my memory earlier this summer! But I remember constructing this passage. It made me cry while I was writing it.

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Re: Whole Book Discussion: Favorite Quotes and Passages

My all-time favorite quote is "You are who you are, whether you like it or not, so why not like it?" I just adore Evanelle and I have to agree with Fred...she is my hero!
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Re: Whole Book Discussion: Favorite Quotes and Passages



fall5021 wrote:
My two favorite quotes are:

"I used to think they were such silly teenagers, believing THE WORST HURT IN THE WORLD WAS WHEN YOU COULDN'T LET GO OF SOMEONE WHO HAD STOPPED LOVING YOU. They always wanted to know why. Why didn't the boy love them anymore? They said it with such anguish."

"Life is about experience... You cant hold on to everything."




Do you happen to have those pages marked? I'd love to have the page numbers for those.

Thanks,
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I don't think this is a spoiler, just a wonderful description of Ariel, Emmas's mother (on p. 76): "Like Emma, her hair was blond and her boobs were big. She drove a convertible, wore diamonds with denim, and she never missed a homecoming game. She was so Southern that she cried tears that came straight from the Mississippi, and she always smelled faintly of cottonwood and peaches." In just three sentences we know enough about the character for me to be able to say, "Oh yeah, I know her!"
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This was difficult to narrow down! I finally ended up three scenes and three quotes I felt I had to mention.

Scene 1: Pg. 144, The description of David's cologne in the house. The fans chasing it away, and it pacing. Excellent!!

Scene 2: Pg. 179, The apples spilling onto the floor at the grocery store. Their freedom laughter, and the comparison of the bag boys to tennis ball catchers. Great imagery!!

Scene 3: Pg. 196, The morning Claire wakes up in the garden with Tyler and throws the apple at the three in frustration for it having written "Thank You." LOL!! Priceless.

Quote 1: Pg. 220, "...it was the sort of thing that needed darkness to tell."

Quote 2: Pg. 283, "His only purpose, it seemed, was to come into her mother's life in order to send her home."

Quote 3: Pg. 283, "Bay wanted Henry in their lives in a way she couldn't fully explain. It was like the way you wanted sunshine on Saturdays, or pancakes for breakfast. They just made you feel good."

There is just something very poignant and insightful in these. They really struck me.

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Re: Whole Book Discussion: Favorite Quotes and Passages

Great scenes, great quotes. I could quote the whole book, I think!
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Re: Whole Book Discussion: Favorite Quotes and Passages

My favorite quotes were:

"Memories, even hard memories, grew soft like peaches as they got older."


"The next morning dawned bright and sweet, like ribbon candy."


and my most favorite,

"I'll give you one day at a time, Claire. But remember, I'm thousands of days ahead already." How romantic!
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Re: Whole Book Discussion: Favorite Quotes and Passages

My favorite scene is when Claire gives the casserole to Tyler and makes him eat it right then and there and finds out that her plan to make him not want her doesn't work.

As far as quotes I just like the book as a whole and can't decide what my favorite is.
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Re: Whole Book Discussion: Favorite Quotes and Passages

There are too many to mention, but I think my favorite scene is the last page when Bay finally discovers the use of the brooch, the description of her "moving the pin back and forth until suddenly like a Christmas cracker, the light broke through and multicolored sparkles rained down on her face. She could actually feel them, the colors so cool they were warm, like flakes of snow.

Her entire body relaxed and she laughed. She laughed like she hadn't laughed in a long time. ...

What a marvelous image to end the book!
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That is a great passage, Pat.

I always knew that's where Evanelle's broche would come into play. I wear vintage rhinestones every day, and I look like I have a flock of Tinkerbell's following me all the time. Sparkles everywhere! :smileyhappy:

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