The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen + Giveaway!

The Peach KeeperThe Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

If you like Adriana Trigiani or Kristian Hannah, you’ll enjoy, THE PEACH KEEPER – this is a good Southern type of contemporary story with a little mystery woven in. Nice romances (yes there are two!) and good characters – very enjoyable story.

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Sarah is unique in her ability to create that contemporary Southern, ‘comfort-reading’ story. Set in the Blue Ridge Mts, we meet two women who are trying to move on with their lives. Willa, whose fallen a bit from the towns grace with an old scandal created by her grandfather and Paxton who is just trying to get away from a very controlling, wealthy Southern family. Each find their heroes to be men that have been in their lives all along but just did not even realize . . or did, but because of circumstance, could not act on it. As the story develops a body is found creating a small murder mystery from years ago — as this plot line develops, Paxton & Willa become friends and also find out they are linked in the outcome of this mystery.

Very well written, great paced story with twists & turns & fun characters — If you enjoy Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs, Jan Karon, Sarah’s contemporary Southern story will appeal to your reading tastes too – enjoy!

The characters:
Willa Jackson: Thirty-year-old woman from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago; owner of Au Naturel Sporting Goods and Café; perpetual joker as a youth.
Paxton (Pax) Osgood: Socialite do-gooder; an old classmate of Willa’s
Tucker Devlin: Charismatic traveling salesman
Colin Osgood: Landscape architect and Paxton’s twin brother.
Sebastian Rogers: A local dentist and Paxton’s friend. Beautiful and thoughtful.
Georgie Jackson: Willa’s grandmother and one of the two co-founders of the Women’s Society Club. She is currently in a nursing home diagnosed with a dementia.
Agatha Osgood: Pax”s grandmother and one of the two co-founders of the Women’s Society Club. She is currently in a nursing home diagnosed with a macular degeneration.
Sophia Osgood: Paxton’s mother

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Praise for The Peach Keeper

Allen juggles smalltown history and mystical thriller, character development and eerie magical realism in a fine Southern gothic drama. The underlying tension will please and unnerve readers, as well as leave them eager for Allen’s next.
-Publisher’s Weekly

Praise for Sarah Addison Allen’s The Girl Who Chased the Moon

“Captivating . . . Sarah Addison Allen produces tantalizing fiction.”—The Roanoke Times

“A dusting of magic, the aroma of sugary cakes swirling through the breeze, and a girl who unwittingly brings change to a town of misfits make for a sweet summer story filled with hope and forgiveness.”—Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

“Charming and entertaining . . . Don’t miss this spellbinding tale.”—Asheville Citizen Times

“Allen clearly knows that all the fun is in the journey. . . . Sit back, open this book and join her.”—Greensboro News & Record

“An enjoyable read [with] doses of magical realism and romance.”—Associated Press

“Easy to devour in one sitting.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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