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Detroit Lakes Public Library HAW (Text) 33500013422704 New On holds shelf -
Twin Valley LINK Site HAW (Text) 33500013422712 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982105563
  • ISBN: 1982105569
  • ISBN: 9781982141455
  • ISBN: 198214145X
  • Physical Description: 354 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Gallery Books trade hardback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: The book charmer.
Includes a book club guide with discussion questions.
Summary, etc.:
"Ava Dove-the sixth of the seven famed Dove sisters and owner of Ava Dove's Landscaping and Specialty Teas-is frantic. Just as she is getting ready to open her fabulous new tearoom, her herbal teas have gone wonky. Suddenly, her sleep-inducing tea is startling her clients awake with vivid dreams, her romance-kindling tea is causing people to blurt out their darkest secrets, and her happiness tea is making them spend hours staring into mirrors. At the same time, Ava's newest employee's-sixteen-year-old Kristen Foster-life has just come crashing down around her. After her mother's death, her grandmother arrived in town to sweep her off to a white mansion on a hill in distant Raleigh. Kristen is desperate to stay with her friends in Dove Pond, but to do so means she must undertake a quest she's been avoiding her entire life-finding her sperm donor father. With the help of an ancient herbal remedy book, Ava realizes Kristen holds the key to fixing her unstable tea leaves. So she throws herself into Kristen's search, even convincing Kristen's grandmother to help, too. Together, the three embark on a reluctant but magical journey of healing, friendship, and family that will delight fans of Alice Hoffman, Kate Morton, and Sarah Addison Allen"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 June #1
    Ava Dove, like all seven Dove sisters, has a gift. Hers allows her to communicate with plants. She also sells gourmet specialty teas that help those who drink them with physical ailments as well as with broken hearts. Because of the success of these teas, Ava plans to open her own tea shop. One of her employees, Kristen, is a teenager who has just lost her mother, Julie, to breast cancer. After years of estrangement, Ellen, Julie's mother, has come to Dove Pond to settle Julie's affairs. As Kristen and Ellen slowly learn to trust each other, a big secret that Ava has been keeping is revealed, causing a great rift between her and her sister Sarah. With an eccentric cast of characters that would make Fannie Flagg proud, Hawkins (The Book Charmer, 2019) has written a charming mix of romance, light fantastical elements, and small-town fun. Sometimes the lighter tone can contrast sharply with the more serious topics, like mental illness and parentification, but this book is nonetheless recommended for readers looking for a cozy, big-hearted read. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Hawkins writes novels that have been praised as touching, witty, charming, and heartwarming. A native Southerner who grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee where storytelling is a way of life, Karen recently moved to frosty New England with her beloved husband and multiple foster dogs. The Dove Pond series is a nod to the thousands of books that opened doors for her to more adventures, places, and discoveries than she ever imagined possible. To find out more about Karen, check in with her at, @KarenHawkinsAuthor on Instagram, and at her website,

Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Herbal teas > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
Sperm donors > Fiction.
Birthfathers > Fiction.
Herbal teas.
Teenage girls.
Genre: Fiction.

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