There are a few books out there like Garden Spells, by Sarah Addison Allen. Magical events woven into the everyday life of the characters. Alice Hoffman has written several of them. Garden Spells is still worth reading – because of the inventive magic, and because of the wonderful characters. The magic apple tree really becomes a character, and causes changes in life direction for several characters – including heroine Claire Waverly’s unwanted admirer, who radiates tiny purple snaps whenever he thinks of her. Each Waverly has a different gift – one creates haircuts that shift the self-esteem of the cut-ee, another shows up with just the right off-the-wall gift an hour before you need it. A fun book, well written.
Since I really expect to see at least one dragon and one fairy this lifetime, I found the magic a lot of fun. You will, too!