Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Peach Keeper

Bringing to you this week another piece of southern fiction I read while I was on vacation a couple weeks ago. Beach and southern fiction just go together like peanut butter and jelly, in my honest opinion. Before my trip I hadn’t read a book by Sarah Addison Allen before, but I ended up reading not one but two of her books while I was at the beach. Her books seem to have the elements of magic, a little mystery, love, and she manages to make her characters relatable.

In The Peach Keeper Willa Jackson is from a Southern family who came face to face with financial ruin a few generations back. The financial ruin the family faced forced them to leave the The Blue Ridge Madam, the house Willa’s great-great-grandfather built. The Blue Ridge Madam, once one of the nicest homes in Walls of Water, NC, has sat vacant for many years. Willa comes to learn that a classmate she went to high school with, Paxton Osgood, has taken on the task to restore The Madam to it’s former glory with plans to turn it into a hotel.

During the restoration of the old house a skeleton is found buried under a peach tree that sits on the property. Once Paxton’s grandmother is informed the bones have been found long-kept secrets start to come out of the woodwork. Willa and Paxton become bound to each other in an effort to uncover the mysteries, betrayals, and stories of long ago that tied their families together.

In ThePeach Keeper Sarah Addison Allen does a wonderful job of bridging a gap, bringing a story that transcends time. This is definitely a book worth read – perfect for a quick weekend read on a lazy day.

16 comments:

  1. I always turn to your blog for book recommendations, thanks! I'm currently reading The Rumor, a fun beach read as well.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. I will have to check that one out! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  2. I love all of Sarah's books! I just finished First Frost by her!

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    1. I've only read The Peach Keeper and The Sugar Queen so far, but really enjoyed both of them!

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  3. Cool look! Have a nice day :)

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    1. I will be sure to stop by your blog a little later on :)

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  4. I haven´t heard about this book but it sounds interesting ;)

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed this post!

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  6. I've never heard of this, but I'll have to look into it!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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    1. She is a really good writer - I think most people would enjoy The Peach Keeper!

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  7. Interessting Story! Thank you :)

    kisses

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  8. This book seems amazing and it reminds me that I should totally get back on my reading habit since now that all the exams are over(: x

    www.birdieliau.com

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    1. I think reading is on of the best things you can do for yourself! Plus books are always a nice escape from reality.

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