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The Peach Keeper

– tekijä: Sarah Addison Allen

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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.… (lisätietoja)
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    Garden Spells (tekijä: Sarah Addison Allen) (infiniteletters)
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    Practical Magic (tekijä: Alice Hoffman) (StarryNightElf)
    StarryNightElf: Some magic and an evil man involved
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 216) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Not the best one she’s written. But not the worst book I have ever read.

I liked the sub characters more than the main.

I listened to the audiobook. Karen White was the narrator. Although she has a lovely voice, you can hear her take every breath. That was annoying. ( )
  MarlaBurr | Mar 14, 2021 |
Even though I read so much, there are very few authors that I actively seek out, but Sarah Addison Allen is one of them… I write, even though this book came out in 2011… Okay, so books slip between the cracks sometimes!

Allen is a master at combining magical realism with fantastic characters and wonderful storylines, along with all the good parts that come from the South. When I read one of her books I know I’m going to get some folklore mixed with Southern food, parties, and a bit of scandal. I love how her characters from other books make appearances in various stories even though they are not all part of the same series. This has always been something I enjoy whether it’s via books or movies.

Even though there were multiple storylines weaving through three different generations, Allen was able to combine them seamlessly into a fantastical tale of love, loss, and friendship. And I really enjoyed how Paxton and Willa were complete opposites who complimented each other so well. And both of their love interests were so harmonious, not only with their partner, but with the group as a whole, which made The Peach Keeper even more delightful.

If you couldn’t tell already, I highly recommend The Peach Keeper… and everything Sarah Addison Allen writes. :) ( )
  KimHeniadis | Dec 29, 2020 |
This book was an enjoyable combination of romance, mystery, and character. The characters are well drawn and likable. The mystery's primary purpose is bringing the characters together and moving them forward, not keeping readers on the edges of our seats. The romance was enough to make for a satisfying ending, but it was never predictable enough to know how it would turn out for all four main characters. I'm not a big reader of supernatural stories, but this one pulled off its magical elements well...just enough to give atmosphere, where all of it could almost be read as superstitions of the characters, but not enough to be off-putting to readers who aren't drawn to magic and ghosts. The setting in a small town in the mountains of North Carolina is fascinating and compelling and helps give this novel a feel I haven't found elsewhere. All in all, it is an easy, enjoyable read. ( )
  z-bunch | Dec 27, 2020 |
I loved "Garden Spells" spells and "The Sugar Queen". This one didn't live up to that standard for me. ( )
  bcrowl399 | Nov 27, 2020 |
A little disappointing.

Willa and Paxton, never friends in school, find common ground when their grandmothers are linked to a newly dug up skeleton.

Strangely, there really wasn’t much of a mystery involving that skeleton, I thought maybe the characters at least would have to do some leg work to discover the truth but they just asked someone and received answers, simple as that when I was hoping for a more complicated unraveling of the truth.

Like this author’s other books, this has a touch of magic realism to it, there are light hints here and there of magic though there isn’t enough for this novel to genuinely feel magical.

While I struggled to picture Willa as the high school practical joker, I did like Willa’s present day toughness. I also enjoyed her sparks with Colin although their romance seemed a touch underdeveloped like it could have used a few more scenes to show a gradual progression in their relationship.

Longing for a more gradual progression also came into play with Paxton’s relationship. It morphed from one thing into another too abruptly for me to get on board. I’m all for stories of people figuring out their identities and at all ages, too, it’s just the pacing was troubling, there’s so little clarity for so long and then suddenly diving right in. I don’t know, I just really wish a bit more time had been taken with it, and a bit more time had been spent in that character’s point of view so I could be sure of how they reached their conclusion, sure that this wasn’t a case of feeling pressured into being someone they’re not in order to hold on to a friend.

The romances, the alleged mystery and magic, all of that let me down to some degree, but I was glad I read this for the friendship that developed between Willa and Paxton (their accidental late night meet up was a particular highlight, kind of great to see a heroine ride to another heroine’s rescue for once instead of a guy). Had the book given me even more scenes of their opposing personalities, maybe through doing the renovation together or through Paxton going to Willa for advice about gaining her independence or through them actually having to work at solving the mystery, had the connection between these two unlikely friends been the central focus I might have loved The Peach Keeper, but as it is, I was just okay with it. ( )
  SJGirl | Aug 17, 2020 |
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"There's no avoiding me now, you know," she said. "You know my secrets. You maced people for me. You've got me for life." - Paxton Osgood
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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.

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