3.5 starsThis was really fun for something different. Very cute. Some of the romantic stuff was a little too gooshy for this jaded lady, but it's not overdone. I loved all the magical properties of the plants and herbs, and especially the apple tree with its own agenda.Cousin Evanelle is my favorite character. An old lady with a fondness for tight male backsides! Prior to reading this book, I had never even heard of a mango splitter. When Evanelle gave one to Fred, I realized I need to get me one. That is the one gadget I must have to make my life complete.