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The Peach Keeper

The Peach Keeper

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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Willa Jackson of Walls of Water, North Carolina, has lately learned that an old classmate--socialite do-gooder Paxton Osgood--of the very prominent Osgood family, has restored her family's Blue Ridge Madam home to its former glory, with plans to open a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton, found buried beneath the lone peach tree on the property is found, Willa and Paxton must confront the dangerous passions and tragic betrayals that once bound their families.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780553908138
0553908138
Characteristics: 1 online resource (273 p.)

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NMostacada
Mar 04, 2021

This wasn’t my favorite Sarah Addison Allen book but it was still pretty good. It wasn’t super predictable and had a little romance, violence, and magic in it. I really ended up rooting for the 2 main characters and their friendship but this lacked a big climax. Nothing ended up coming to a head or having a big conflict that needed worked through so it ended kind of blah. It was a relaxing read and great for the summer time or reading on vacation. Would recommend if you liked her other books.

JCLSamS Jul 06, 2020

A light, breezy read for a lazy afternoon or a sunny visit to the park. While the main premise follows a small-town shopkeeper finding love, the true heart of the story is in exploring the bonds of womanhood and female friendship. As with other Allen reads, expect some small-town Southern charm, cozy romance, and a little bit of magic.

CRRL_MegRaymond Sep 12, 2017

Willa Jackson’s family no longer owns their ancestral home, The Blue Ridge Madam. But when an old high school classmate plans to restore it, a skeleton - and secrets - are unearthed.

ArapahoeKati Apr 03, 2017

Gorgeously written with a bit of magic and drama. Try this if you liked "Practical Magic."

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foxylady31
Mar 26, 2017

charming story and an easy relaxing read with a bit of magic, mystery and romance written in

ArapahoeKayla Nov 09, 2016

The perfect pick up for vacation, relaxing and easy to get into read. Allen knows just how to write the perfect comfort 'food for thought' novel and this one definitely keeps in that style. The characters were easy to get attached to and the mysterious plot with a dash of magic thrown in kept me wanting more. Pick this up if your in the mood for an effortlessly good story to enjoy.

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DeltaQueen50
Aug 05, 2015

The Peach Keeper touches on many of this author’s preferred themes of loss, regret, and choices not made. She does remind the reader that it’s wise to remain open to new experiences cause one never knows what is just around the corner. I look forward to reading this author and even though this one wasn’t one of my favourites, it was still a delightful read.

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kwsmith
Aug 04, 2015

A delightful sunny summer romance filled with magic, mystery, love and friendship.

wordbaker Jul 07, 2014

this was cute, but not as good as her previous books.

aisha65 Jul 01, 2014

I wasn't thrilled with this book, I did enjoy two of her others.

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20KBT10
Nov 16, 2011

p. 246 ... "How people choose to live their lives, and who they fall in love with, should never HAVE to be defended."

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20KBT10
Nov 16, 2011

p 215... Back then, I needed to break free of some things, too. I needed to stop bieng what everyone thought I was. But there will always be a little bit of the Freak in me. It's part of who I am."
She'd always thought of Sebastian as the master of reinvention. But she now realized that he hadn't reinvented himself at all. He'd BECOME himself. "How did you come to terms with it?"
"We are who we are. It's surprising how little say we have in it. Once you accept that, the rest is easy."

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20KBT10
Nov 16, 2011

20KBT10 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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