The Peach Keeper
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
In Sarah Addison Allen's riveting novel, The Peach Keeper, an abandoned mansion known affectionately as "the Madam" still presides over a small North Carolina logging town with majesty and pride. Willa Jackson's grandmother, whose family bitterly lost the grand house to the wealthier Osgoods many years back, has told her it is haunted. And Willa, who leads a quiet life running a cafe in town, is inclined to agree. But Paxton Osgood changes everything when she digs up the Madam's old peach tree and finds buried beneath it a suitcase, a battered fedora . . . and a skull. A murder investigation is soon underway, and the truth could threaten the growing relationship between Willa and Paxton and destroy the reputations of all those they hold dear . . . .
This story is about four adults who are reunited many years after hight school. When a skull is found buried under a peach tree, it threatens to uncover many family secrets. Willa and Paxton wonder what really happened when their grandmothers were younger and what they were involved with.
I saw this book at a garage sale this past summer and decided to just pick it up. I'm a sucker for books, anywhere I go I just have to buy them!! The one thing that I really didn't understand about this story was why these grown adults (30 year olds) were still so concerned about things that happened when they were in high school. I'm only 22 but I rarely ever think about all the high school drama that I had to deal with. So while I can't really relate to that part of the story, I still enjoyed reading this book.
From time to time throughout this book, mostly in the beginning, I found myself feeling a little bored. Once I got further into the book I started to enjoy it a little more. This book was a nice, light read and also very quick. It has friends, romance, and a little bit of mystery thrown in there. So in the end I did enjoy this book. What is my favorite book? No! Would I consider reading more by this author? Yes I would! So if you think that this may be something you would be interested in reading, I would suggest checking to see if it's available at your library or borrow it from a friend.
Have you read this book or any others by this author? Let me know if you know of any good books by Sarah Addison Allen so I can check them out!