GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen, (2007).
The Waverley’s of Bascom, North Carolina have always been somewhat “magical”. Their apple tree bears prophetic fruit. Their flowers are edible and get incorporated in various foods the caterer Claire Waverley adds to her recipes. And old Evanelle distributes unexpected gifts to people as if knowing they will be needed in the future. Claire’s sister Sydney ran away from Bascom when she turned 18 just as their own mother abandoned Caire and Sydney, but now she’s returning with a young daughter of her own after running away from an abusive spouse, and she’s upset Claire’s quiet life. The sister’s have some problems to overcome before they settle into a happy life.
NOTE: I AM enjoying this book, go ahead and give it a try.