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The Peach Keeper

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ISBN13: 9780553385601
ISBN10: 0553385607
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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 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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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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 and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the passions and betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover the truths that have transcended time to touch the hearts of the living.

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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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Susan Todd, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Susan Todd)
The Peach Keeper is a fun romance with interesting characters, a touch of magic and mystery. Easy to read in one sitting, but I purposely read slower to make the delight last longer!
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Catherine Scott, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Catherine Scott)
What happens when the past won't stay put? The fog of Walls of Water, NC keeps the secrets until the secrets won't stay kept.

Sarah Addison Allen is a master weaver of contemporary fairy tales. She creates colorful characters that live in a magical, yet very real, world. The Peach Keeper is no different. You don't want to just read her books, you want to live in them.

Great book by a fabulous writer!

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craven7033, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by craven7033)
Sarah always delivers, magic and a garden!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553385601
Author:
Allen, Sarah Addison
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;magical realism;north carolina;romance;friendship;mystery;magic;family;secrets;fantasy;family secrets;women s fiction;south;chick lit;southern;murder;relationships;contemporary fiction;grandmothers;love;southern fiction;contemporary;women;adult
Subject:
fiction;magical realism;north carolina;romance;friendship;mystery;magic;family;secrets;fantasy;family secrets;women s fiction;south;chick lit;southern;murder;relationships;contemporary fiction;grandmothers;love;southern fiction;contemporary;women;adult
Subject:
fiction;magical realism;north carolina;romance;friendship;mystery;magic;family;secrets;fantasy;family secrets;women s fiction;south;chick lit;southern;murder;relationships;contemporary fiction;grandmothers;love;southern fiction;contemporary;women;adult
Subject:
fiction;magical realism;north carolina;romance;friendship;mystery;magic;family;secrets;fantasy;family secrets;women s fiction;south;chick lit;southern;murder;relationships;contemporary fiction;grandmothers;love;southern fiction;contemporary;women;adult
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.44 x 0.62 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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 and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the passions and betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover the truths that have transcended time to touch the hearts of the living.

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