The Book Charmer

The Book Charmer

New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins crafts an unforgettable story about a sleepy Southern town, two fiercely independent women, and a truly magical friendship.

Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books have always been more than just objects: they live, they breathe, and sometimes they even speak. When Sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler.

If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community. In her quest, she discovers the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the power of finding just the right book.

“A mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday” (Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author), The Book Charmer is a heartwarming story about the magic of books that feels more than a little magical itself. Prepare to fall under its spell.

Title:The Book Charmer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982105549
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    The Book Charmer Reviews

  • Debra

    4.5 Stars "But that's the beauty of a book. It can take you places you can't visit on your own, lets you meet people and see things you can't in real life."Sarah Dove has a gift (all of the Dove siste...

  • Kendall

    This was the best magical escape I could have asked for!! I just LOVED this book!Have you ever read a book and was so completely sad that you finished the last page? Well.. this was that for me! I was...

  • Jayme

    4.5 magical ⭐️S! Sarah Dove is the librarian of Dove Pond, but she is no ordinary librarian. Books are more than just objects to her: they live, breathe, and sometimes they even speak. Her gift is...

  • ??Kimberly

    New York Times, Best-Selling Author, Susan Anderson called The Book Charmer, “A mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday” and I think she sums it up perfectly. I completely slipped into...

  • Dani ?? Perspective of a Writer

    Friendship, Alzheimer’s and Saving Small Town AmericaThe Book Charmer swept through the book community last year. Bloggers raved about this gem with the perfect combo of sleepy Southern town, indepe...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    It might be because we have been slowly rewatching Parks and Rec at our house, but this book ended up feeling like a combination of Gilmore Girls (small town culture only in NC mountains) and Parks an...

  • Leslie Ray

    Sarah Dove has a gift for giving a person the right book which will be exactly what they need. Grace Wheeler is new to Dove Pond. However, she has ties there through her ailing foster mother, who she ...

  • Christopher

    The Dove sisters have always seemed magical, so it’s no real surprise when books begin conversing with Sarah Dove. As the town librarian for Dove Pond, it’s a handy skill— the books tell her exa...

  • Bam cooks the books ;-)

    *4.5 stars rounded up! A lovely story about the residents of a small NC town named Dove Pond, which is struggling to survive in these modern times. Among the townspeople is Sarah Dove, who is the last...

  • Stephanie Nicholas

    I adored this book! So charming indeed! RTC!...