Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

Published March 2011

About the book: 

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.

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.

My thoughts:   
This is really a wonderful book about traditions, friendships and families.  The more I read about the traditions of this town and The Blue Ridge Madam, the more curious I was to find out what happened so many years ago...There are untold secrets and mysteries that slowly unfold, leaving the reader wanting to know more. 

 The Womens Society Club members are holding a big Gala at the Blue Ridge Madam, and preparations are being made for this Big Event.  
As the time gets closer..and closer for the Gala Event, there are secrets and traditions that are finally understood.  

One of my favorite quotes from this book:
As she walked across the Parking lot to her Jeep, she thought she saw a few silver party streamers float into the night sky.
But she blinked and they were gone.

I also liked "The Girl Who Chased the Moon" by Sarah Addison Allen,  you can see my blog post here for this book

About the Author:


New York Times Bestselling novelist Sarah Addison Allen brings the full flavor of her southern upbringing to bear on her fiction -- a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town sensibility. Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sarah grew up with a love of books and an appreciation of good food (she credits her journalist father for the former and her mother, a fabulous cook, for the latter). In college, she majored in literature - because, as she puts it, "I thought it was amazing that I could get a diploma just for reading fiction. It was like being able to major in eating chocolate."



  1. Nice review - this is one of the books I have on my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I really enjoyed this book Angela!
      I think you will like it!

  2. The themes of the book remind me of a local author's book. BD Tharp wrote Feisty Family Values. It isn't southern - it is set in the Riverside Park neighborhood, but it deals with friendships and family. :)

    1. Feisty Family Values sounds like a great book!
      I visit the Riverside Park area often!

  3. Beautiful Blog.

    What a gorgeous book cover. Love the title too.

    Nice review....sounds good...thanks for sharing.

    I need to read a book by this author....specifically this one. I will check out the other one too.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    1. Thanks for the kind words!
      Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth! =)


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