The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Series: Practical Magic Book 2
Length: 385 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 58 minutes
First Published: 2017
Find your magic.
For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.
Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.
From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Yet, the children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the memorable aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy.
Quotes from The Rules of MAgic
Know that the only remedy for love is to love more.
Other people’s judgments were meaningless unless you allowed them to mean something.
I just do the best I can to face what life brings. That’s the secret, you know. That’s the way you change your fate.
We never know the end of the story until we get there.
Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.
About Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of more than thirty books. Her works include Practical Magic, The Rules of Magic, Magic Lessons, The World That We Knew, Here on Earth, The Dovekeepers, and The Marriage of Opposites. She currently lives near Boston, Massachusetts. Visit the author’s website →