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Mountain Charm Paperback – July 4, 2013
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"Sydney Logan captures the essence of new love, the tranquility of the Smoky Mountains, and the magic that is family." - USAToday Best Selling Author Alice Clayton
"A captivating, bewitching story that reads like a modern day fairytale!" - Swept Away by Romance
"The story was funny, emotional, and heart-warmingly beautiful. Mountain Charm deserves the 5 magical stars that I am giving it. For me, it really is one of the ultimate forever love stories." - THESUBCLUBbooks
About the Author
Sydney Logan is the bestselling author of six novels. She has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. A lover of music, she fills her playlist with everyone from Johnny Cash to Eminem. Sydney holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and spends her days surrounded by kids and books. A native of East Tennessee, she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat. Visit her online at www.sydneylogan.com. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The author touches on many topics: family relationships (good and bad), friendship, selflessness, and expectations, love. The setting is in a small-town, and we have fun getting to know the dynamics of this place through the stories the background character tell Dylan when he is doing his research. Nothing ever stays completely secret in small places. ;-)
Since I was provided with a review copy in exchange for an honest review, here it is. I liked the characters, and I had fun learning their backstories. It is a quick read, and the paranormal aspects do not seem THAT farfetched. I feel some topics were brought forward without being fully developed (aka: Dylan's dad), and that is the reason why it doesn't get 5 stars. I also liked that it is a story that gives lots of space to supporting characters, namely Angelina's mom. I found the story to be engaging and can honestly say that I smiled my way through it.
When I pick up a book by Sydney Logan, I know I will be taken to someplace very special. I know Sydney will create characters I wish I could meet and a setting I wish I could visit. And Mountain Charm is no exception; in fact, I think it's my favorite of Sydney's work so far.
What thirteen-year-old girl wouldn't want to conduct some kind of charm to ensure she finds the perfect love? I was a girl like that, dreamy, romantic, idealistic. I know I would have done it. Still, I could completely sympathies with Angelina's doubts when she was an adult. Life had dealt her two terrible blows. Why believe in magic after that?
I felt like I was right there with Angelina as she struggled with her feelings for Dylan, trying to tell herself his feelings couldn't be real, forced upon him by magic. I agonized with her worries about how to pay the medical bills. I knew I'd want someone strong to stand with me through it all, and Dylan was the perfect one to do it.
I left the pages of Mountain Charm reluctantly. I wanted it to go on. I wanted to see Angelina's shop, meet the people of Maple ridge, and breathe in the sweet mountain air. It was an experience, and it will live with me for a long long time.
Sydney Logan is a true artist. Her novels are more than just romances. She shows us her love of the country, her love of people, and her deep sense of love. I know this book will join my favorites for this year and is far up on my all-time favorites list as well.