READER · The Peach Keeper º Sarah Addison Allen

E 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 townNow 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 livingResonant 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 DisappointingThat's the best word to describe this book I have read Sarah Addison Allen's previous books and I have generally enjoyed them They're basically Alice Hoffman knock offs but that's okay that's what I was looking for When I read the description for this latest book I was excited It sounded like an interesting story with all the small town elements I enjoy And the problem is the basic plot elements are really interesting a skeleton found beneath a peach tree on an old derelict plantation being renovated A re awakened spirit wreaking havoc on a small Southern town divided into wealthy and poor families Sounds greatBut Allen does nothing at all with this set up She wastes her entire novel letting her characters have Deep Conversations with each other about Who They Were and Who They Are and How They Have Changed or Not Changed I felt like every word these people spoke to each other was an overwrought greeting card of sentimental crap burying the good plot elements Allen introduces only to never talk about again She somehow makes a decades old murder boring The novel has very little depth Relationships are not explored in any real way and the motivation of certain characters are just confusing and weird to be frank The supernatural elements could have been given much weight to them or they should have been left out all together As it stands the strange happenings look like just fancy window dressing an excuse for Allen to write pretty uirky descriptions that at least break up her otherwise clunky proseThis just seems like a phoned in effort a half assed attempt to write another Hoffman esue magical realism story but it falls flat Nothing is explored nothing is given any real attention and nothing is actually really explained You are never given a reason why people either like or dislike each other You are never given any actual motivation for anything I was very disappointed by this story and I will think twice about picking up another Allen novel

EPUB The Peach Keeper

The Peach KeeperThe 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 The Peach PDFEPUB or waterfalls and the stuff of superstition is just as real as you want it to beIt’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 J This wasn't terrible but it lacks that spark of magic Allen's readers have grown to love Late in the book there's a chapter called The Joker the Stick Man the Princess and the Freak That should have been the book's title There's not really anything about peach keeping in the story except one little thing near the end that feels like it was tossed in to justify the title The story's about four thirty year olds who finally come to terms with high school pettiness and decide to get on with their lives I couldn't really relate because I pretty much forgot high school slights and disappointments by the time I was about twenty one Do thirty year olds really confront each other about stupid stuff they did as teenagers I never attended any of my high school reunions so I wouldn't know Maybe this is just a small town thing The story felt pretty silly to me So all in all this is a suishy little bit of nothing Kind of like eating chocolate macaroons for breakfast First mouthful Mmmmm that's goodSecond mouthful I feel a little illThird mouthful I should have eaten something substantial but I've gone this far so I'll just finish it and hope my pancreas won't shut down

Sarah Addison Allen º The Peach Keeper BOOK

PDF È BOOK The Peach Keeper FREE à JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY ☆ ➳ [Read] ➮ The Peach Keeper By Sarah Addison Allen ➾ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk 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 Ackson family shadow No easy task in a town shaped by years of tradition and the well marked boundaries of the haves and have notsBut 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 conseuences along with itFor the bones those of charismatic traveling salesman Tucker Devlin who worked his dark charms on Walls of Water seventy five years ago ar Summer A Thon Read a book while enjoying a summer y drinkI read this book while drinking lemonade iced coffee and a strawberry smoothie This book surprised me I didn't know what to expect going in the synopsis made it sound like a Gothic mystery which it was But it also contained some magical realism which is usually a huge turn off for me but I didn't mind it this time Magical realism usually pulls me out of the story but this is the rare book that was actually helped by having a little magical realism The Peach Keeper takes place in Walls of Water North Carolina and revolves around the grand reopening of The Blue Ridge Madam which was once one of the grandest homes in town Willa Jackson and Paxton Osgood are the grand daughters of the founders of The Blue Ridge Madam but they couldn't be different Willa's family lost their money years ago and she now wants nothing to do with her families history Paxton on the other hand's entire life is about her family history and the towns history Right before the grand reopening of The Blue Ridge Madam a long buried body is discovered Willa Paxton come together to try to figure out how their family history connects to this body The Peach Keeper has a little of everything it has romance mystery and friendship I'd like to read by Sarah Addison Allen The Peach Keeper was a captivating and charming read