The Peach Keeper – Sarah Addison Allen

The Peach Keeper

Sarah Addison Allen is such a gifted storyteller and I have really enjoyed her previous novels, especially “Garden Spells”. “The Peach Keeper” is equally enchanting and delicious – a perfect antidote to dreary wintry weather.

Again, the female characters take centre stage – Willa and Paxton, on the surface successful, independent young woman but dig a little deeper and you’ll find palpable sadness. Their male counterparts, Colin and Stephen, are very easy on the eye but they also need a bit of a nudge/enchantment and there is plenty of magic at work in Wall of Waters.

Our diametrically opposed leading ladies are thrown together when a secret is unearthed, literally, threatening the aura of perfection propagated by local socialites.

Yes, at times it’s a tad predictable, but who cares when it’s written so beautifully and you’re momentarily drawn into such a bewitching world far from the mundanity of reality. Also, good news for my hips…there’s less talk of cake and more of coffee plus a delightful cameo appearance by Claire Waverly who we first met in “Garden Spells”.

With echoes of Fannie Flagg and Alice Hoffman, Sarah Addison Allen has served up another scrumptious dish which will satisfy readers with its homely, feel good vibe. I’m already looking forward to the next course!

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5 Comments

  1. I want to read this one if only for the beautiful cover!

  2. admin says:

    It is gorgeous, isn’t it? She’s a magical writer, perfect tonic after a stressful day!

  3. SazzyMCH says:

    I so loved Garden Spells – a little less love for The Sugar Queen, but you’re right, they are perfect for those horrible days.

  4. admin says:

    Sarah, you may save it for when you’re somewhere with more dreary weather!

  5. SazzyMCH says:

    I’ll wait until next year then ;)

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