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The Peach Keeper - Sarah Addison Allen
The Peach Keeper
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog from the town’s famous waterfalls, and the stuff of superstition is just as real as you want it to be. It’s the... show more
The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog from the town’s famous waterfalls, and the stuff of superstition is just as real as you want it to be. It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather during Walls of Water’s heyday, and once the town’s grandest home—has stood for years as a lonely monument to misfortune and scandal. And Willa herself has long strived to build a life beyond the brooding Jackson family shadow. No easy task in a town shaped by years of tradition and the well-marked boundaries of the haves and have-nots. But Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite do-gooder Paxton Osgood—of the very prominent Osgood family, has restored the Blue Ridge Madam to her former glory, with plans to open a top-flight inn. Maybe, at last, the troubled past can be laid to rest while something new and wonderful rises from its ashes. But what rises instead is a skeleton, found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, and certain to drag up dire consequences along with it. For the bones—those of charismatic traveling salesman Tucker Devlin, who worked his dark charms on Walls of Water seventy-five years ago—are not all that lay hidden out of sight and mind. Long-kept secrets surrounding the troubling remains have also come to light, seemingly heralded by a spate of sudden strange occurrences throughout the town. Now, thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the dangerous passions and tragic betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover truths of the long-dead that have transcended time and defied the grave to touch the hearts and souls of the living. Resonant with insight into the deep and lasting power of friendship, love, and tradition, The Peach Keeper is a portrait of the unshakable bonds that—in good times and bad, from one generation to the next—endure forever.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553807226 (0553807226)
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 273
Edition language: English
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
4.0 THE PEACH KEEPER by SARAH ADDISON ALLEN
Reread by audiobookI enjoyed listening to the book. Karen White did a great job with the narration. Usually when I re-read a book by audiobook I pick up on something that I either forgot or didn't notice before. However, this didn't happen this time. The story was good. The ending was an extreme HEA...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
4.0
Paxton Osgood and Willa Jackson come from two different social strata in the little town of Walls of Water, North Carolina. The Osgoods are well-to-do; the Jacksons have come down in the world. Yet, they are both connected to a mansion called the Blue Ridge Madam, which the Osgoods are restoring to ...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
4.0
I really enjoy Sarah Addison Allen. It's Chicklit, but I love it. I love her strong women and the magic that is peppered in her books. The Peach Keeper was my second book I've read of hers and I enjoyed them both this one a less because of two main things 1) I didn't think that the characters where ...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
3.0 The Peach Keeper
A nice, quick read.
nobody here but us chickens
nobody here but us chickens rated it
4.0 The Peach Keeper: A Novel
I found this book because I was standing in the library trying to figure out what to read, and I googled “books set in the South.” Luckily, this one happened to actually be checked in, so I snagged it off the shelf. I wasn’t too sure about it because usually when romance-esque books try to include a...
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