Saturday, January 14, 2012
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
Their grandmothers had been the best of friends, but Willa and Paxton didn't share that affinity. They were polite to each other, but reserved. Then something happened that changed all that...
Random House Readers Circle sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). Bantam Books has published this book so you can get a copy now.
Willa is 30 and single. Paxton is the same age and still living at home. They both have grandmothers in an assisted-living home. They pass each other in hallway and say "Hi", but that's about it.
Paxton has invited Willa to the grand opening of the Blue Ridge Madam, a house that used to belong to Willa's family. When bad times came upon the family, they lost the home. Willa doesn't want to go.
Both women have a love interest, but aren't sure how to handle it. It gets even more involved when they find out there is a body buried on the property of the Blue Ridge Madam.
Was he murdered or was it an accident? Who was he and what was he to the family that lived there? And why is his ghost still hanging around?
Ms. Allen gives you bits and pieces of the mystery as you read the story, shows how the two young women learn about life, love, and the true meaning of friendship, and the epilogue gives you the untold part of the mystery.
This was a very enjoyable read. If you're still not sure if you'd like it, here's the trailer to tease you a little more: Peach Keeper
You should read it. It's a very good tale.