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Of book It s the type that slowly works its way under our skin until Goodbye Soldier War Biography you re surprised at how much funou re having reading it By the time the end came I discovered that I had sat up so late reading the last 60 pages that I would only get 4 hours of sleep before the alarm went offI typically eschew p A very charming story about redemption love and friendship all wrapped up in a musical theater setting I love stories that can be described as dwelling on the magical realism theme stories where the fantastic mingles with everyday life And this one sure delivered I had a little trouble at the beginning of the book with the introduction of so many characters Some of whom took me awhile to be able characters Some of whom took me awhile to be able followbut all of them were necessary and vital to this tale Maggie and Rowan were amazing characters Not one but two hearts of this story Their dynamic fueled almost the whole book and i loved their romance This is not only a story this is a journey about how sometimes it is possible to find Cinnamon and Elephants: Sri Lanka and the Netherlands from 1600 (Rijksmuseum country series) your true path in life This is that story and the story of the people who will helpou achieve itCan t wait to read the second Spellcrossed It is obviously a sign from above that Maggie needs a change of scene when she is not only fired but the ceiling of her bathroom collapses on top of her while she tries to take a consolatory bath She packs a bag and leaves New York City for Vermont intent on finding a Bed and Breakfast What she finds instead is the Crossroads Theater and its enigmatic director RowanSpellcast is a fairy tale and like all the best fairy tales it is dark and dangerous and examines all of the things about ourselves we would rather not look at It also glimmers with wide eyed wonder and rustles with restless energy It is impossible to put downAshford s love of theater is apparent and will touch everyone who has had the luck to walk across the stage AND EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER WANTED TO SHE CAPTURES everyone who has ever wanted to She captures camaraderie of the theater perfectly with all of its dysfunctions and drama Her descriptions of things I enjoyed so much when I was Valkea kuin lumi younger my time spent engaged in summer theater tickled a smile onto my face and marched goosebumps down my arms It was perfect And I didn t realize I had enjoyed theater as much as I had or that I missed it It is an amazing author that can appeal to memories that are almost 20ears old and get me to recall them so vividlyAnd it isn t just theater It is family and friends relationships and work and all those little and not so little things that fill our lives and make us who we areSpellcast can be a very personal read if How To Think Like A Manager for the CISSP Exam you let it And I encourageou greatly to do so I finished this lovely book at 1245am last night and I am embarrassed to tell ou how emotional I was by the end of the story It actually kept me awake a long time as I pondered what might lie ahead for these very engaging and in the case of Rowan MacKenzie "charismatic characters Yes I admit it I fretted Over fictional beings "characters Yes I admit it I fretted Over fictional beings isn t the whole purpose of writing to make the reader care I think it is And I think Barbara Ashford did just that so the book rates very high with me I don t give out 5 stars very often The plot line characters have to be uite strong and even importantly the writing must be very very good if not downright lyricalI will confess that I wasn t sure when I first started reading I like musical theater probably than most but since I ve never acted I m not particularly drawn to the behind the scenes things like stage direction set building and so forth It was interesting but for awhile I was wanting to get away from it and move on with the main focus namely Maggie Rowan However Ashford was not to be rushed And it turns out she was right to build her foundation slowly and surely Gradually as the theater s productions became a metaphor for what was really going on in this tale I began to enjoy even that part and And when the action finally began to pick up I was very glad I hadn t let anything even the plethora of characters whose names I was barely keeping straight stop me from continuing I will confess I love reading about a tortured tormented and angst ridden man and I don t think they come any so than the enigmatic Rowan Who and what he is puzzled Maggie to the point of near obsession and I felt the same way I ve read plenty of urban fantasy so I had drawn my conclusions R for the theater's unusual staff and its handsome almost otherworldly directorRead Barbara Ashford's blogs and other content on the Penguin Communi. ,


H the story being that I m not a thespian nor have I ever stepped foot on stage But I shouldn t have worried about that because Ashford s love have I ever stepped foot on stage But I shouldn t have worried about that because Ashford s love the theater runs deep enough for the both of us You can feel the warmth of that love radiate from the way she describes something as simple as stage direction to the way she elaborates on something as important and complex as method acting It boils down to the skill she has in writing about something she so clearly loves It s become a part of her soul and she s been kind enough to share that part of her soul with us So if ou re worried because like me Five Wealth Secrets 96% of Us Dont Know you re not a theater buff please don t let that stopou from picking up this touching and heartfelt tale The book is a complete mystery for the majority of it You will guess that ou know what s going on in this strange Vermont town with this cast of unusual et somehow realistic characters but then something will happen and Blood Magic Divided Realms you ll think well that s new Maybe I don t really get what s happening Eventuallyou stop trying to figure everything out and just go with it The story that unfolds is one that is so stirring in a fantastic way that it ll stay with Hooking Him you long after the last page is read The connections I made with the characters are lasting and I m anxious to see what story they have to tell me next From the very first page I was drawn in by the voice and the tone of the book Hell here s the first page Tell meou don t want from this character On a scale of one to ten the day has registered 95 on the Suck Scale even before I climbed into the bathtub with my bottle of Talisker First the I m sorry but the recent merger means that we ll have to let some people go speech at work Then the horrifically exuberant letter from some college classmate that exclaimed Hurry Maggie only a few days left to register for our tenth reunionNow it appeared to be snowing Inside my bathroomI gazed heavenward and frowned A few moments ago the crack in the ceiling has merely struck me as a depressing metaphor for my life Now it has blossomed into a giant spiderwebMesmerized by whisky and the sheer improbability of Training the Trainer yet another disaster I watched the web expand Like a character in a movie who stands on the frozen lake whileou re shouting at the screen The ice is creaking up Karsh Portfolio you moronWhen the first chunk of plaster struck my knee I grabbed the Talisker and scrambled to safety Seconds later a chunk the size of my microwave plummeted into the tub sending a small tidal wave lapping across my feetI stared at the iceberg of plaster floating in the tub at the gaping hole in my ceiling at the water racing down the hallway The I did what any strong self reliant New Yorker would do after surviving the loss of her job and the reminder of tenears of lackluster achievement on both personal and professional front I criedBottom Line I can only guess that I m feeling much like the first person who read Jane Austen or William Shakespeare s first work must have felt This book this author these characters they re keepers I tagged this book as fantasy but that s mostly because I don t use a romance tag It barely counts as fantasy BarelyYes I binged on this book I stayed up late Saturday night I read for a huge chunk of Sunday After a few books in a row that were heavy and dense the lightness of Spellcast was welcome That said what the heck I m just at a loss as to how this is going to be a good book group discussion I can t see that there is much to ponder hereThe book is not easy to start In the first thirty pages Ashford introduces over a dozen characters and the introductions are clumsy While eventually the characters get straight and actually come to be truly uniue people at first I was just frustrated So I m just ambivalent about this book I enjoyed it but it s much less than I think a book group needs to fill an hour with than I liked that And the sex Oy vay We can t discuss that in the middle of Powell s This is an I don t know what to say sort of review After picking up and putting down copies of Spellcast in multiple bookstores I finally bought it at a Borders closing sale It then spent a while on the TBR pile as book after book moved in front of it I finally took it along on a business trip and ran out of other books to read Not exactly a stirring endorsement so far is itThis is not an I couldn t put it down sort. Theatre She hadn't planned to audition et soon found herself part of the summer stock cast But her previous acting experiences couldn't prepare he. One of the best discoveries of 2011 I finished Speelcast and I m Still Speechless I Got speechless I got about this book when I saw some reviews stating wonders about this nov Totally taken by surprise regarding SPELLCAST by Barbara Ashford This book was sugary sweet but deeply introspective all wrapped up in a musical that was laced with a little paranormal tid bits here and there I still don t know why I accepted this review copy I m not into musical theater I guess it was the cover or the originality or maybe even the glowing reviews but I m so glad I did take it read it and subseuently highly enjoy it Don t judge just read You ll be pleasantly surprisedOn a whim Magg Spellcast by Barbara Ashford could have been written especially for me a New York City woman Maggie Graham has lost her job in public relations my former field flees the city and ends up in a small town in New England my fantasy just to rest for a few days However they are casting a musical my first original and forever love musical theater and of course she wins a partSpellcast has something for everybody or at least every part of me There s theater magic escape from city life of course murder and mayhemWell written fun Romance mystery and something extra A perfect fantasy experience You know when ou re having one of those days well Maggie has it worse Not only does she lose her job but while in the bath the ceiling collapses Maggie takes this as a sign to get out of Dodge goes on a road trip She ends up at the Crossroads Theatre something seems to pull her thereIt couldn t have come at a better time Maggie decides to take it as a sign revives her acting career Then she meets Director Rowan Mackenzie he s oddly appealing to her but he s hiding something as are the rest of the staff Maggie is appealing to her but he s hiding something as are the rest of the staff Maggie is to find out the secret that has brought together such a band of misfits There was never any magic Just make believe You re wrong Maggie There is magic in the world Maybe that s why The Gypsy Wisdom Spellbook you re here To rediscover it Page 163I LOVED this book No really I LOVED this book Two days after reading it I was still thinking about it It s got one of those endings that makeour eyebrows raise then Life in the Slow Lane Observations on Art Architecture Manners and Other Such Spectator Sports you start to slowly rock back forth in anticipation for the second book in the series I shared my love with two other bloggers both have let me know they love it as much as I do I feel like a parent I didn t even write this bookBased on the first sentence in the blurb I knew I had to read Spellcast after reading it Spellcast is my favorite new series of 2011 Nothing can compare to it it s just so different a breath of fresh air I needed it Spellcast is part fairy tale part musical theatre It reminds any of us who have been bit by the acting bug just why we loved it in the first place You can feel Mrs Ashford s love for all things theatre within the pagesou can almost see the stage infront of The Destruction of Jerusalem An Absolute and Irresistible Proof of the Divine Origin of Christianity youThe world building is just that fantastic never mind the characters They are peopleou know people Three Cups of Tea you pass on the street everyday They are everyday people with issues drama It makes Spellcast all the real I fell in love with each every one of them I was happy to hear this is the start of a new series I can travel with them again Because there are some things that are left up in the air at the end of the book that had me salivating for book two out spring 2012 And the secrets oh there are secrets that keepou turning the page dying to know what they are Blame me for losing control For failing to shield 30 Day Alcohol Reboot: Rethink your drinking, reset your life you from my emotions For lettingou feel things All God's Children Are Lost but Only a Few Can Play the Piano Finding a Life That Is Truly Your Own you should never have felt But don t blame me for wantingou Page 222If The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity you are looking for something different then the norm a fairy tale to sinkour teeth into pick up Spellcast If Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events you ve ever done theatreou ll fall in love with it all over again Barbara Ashford is the author to watch out for My copy of Spellcast will never be allowed to leave my house it was too good to share Originally Posted at hours of having a completely uiet and catatonic wife my husband had to interrupt and ask Must be a really good book huh He said I looked up with this look of awe on my face and said It s like nothing I ve ever read before And that s exactly how I felt how I still feel even days later To be completely honest when Ms Ashford asked me to read her book I was nervous that I would find it hard to connect wit. When Maggie Graham lost her job and her apartment fell to pieces she decided to flee New York City for a while and hide in Vermont at the Crossroads.

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