Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE BOOK OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE BOOK OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman.  Anyone who has followed by blog for a while will probably remember that Alice Hoffman is one of my all time favorite authors and that her Practical Magic series is my favorite witchy series.  Until last week I had no idea there was going to be a fourth book in the series and I’m surprised you all couldn’t hear me squealing with joy as soon as I read the news, lol. It sounds just as fabulous as the other three books too:  “a breathtaking conclusion that celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.”


THE BOOK OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman

Publication Date:  October 5, 2021 by Simon & Schuster


From Goodreads:

Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters.

The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work.

A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love.

The Book of Magic is a breathtaking conclusion that celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

28 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    What a lovely surprise this must’ve been! Is this a story that involves Sally’s daughters? (and a long lost borther!!!)

  2. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    And another of those fabulous covers that run through this particular series. I hope you love this one as much as the others, Suzanne:)).

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