Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (5) - The Peach Keeper, by Sarah Addison Allen

Jill at Breaking the Spine hosts the weekly meme,
"Waiting On" Wednesday
It offers the opportunity to share soon-to-be-released books that we are excited to read.

I'm really excited to read The Peach Keeper, by Sarah Addison Allen. I discovered her last year & enjoyed all of her books so much. She has such a fun writing style, & I love the bits of magic she throws into her stories. I can't wait for her newest book to come out!

It’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 Jackson family shadow. No easy task in a town shaped by years of tradition and the well-marked boundaries of the haves and have-nots.

But 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 consequences along with it.

For the bones—those of charismatic traveling salesman Tucker Devlin, who worked his dark charms on Walls of Water seventy-five years ago—are 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 town.

Now, 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 living.

Release Date: 3.22.11


Jill said...

YES! Me too, me too!

TheBookGirl said...

I read Garden Spells last year and liked it alot.
Hope you enjoy this one :)

PolishOutlander said...

I really need to read her books. My friends have been nagging me to read her work and I just know I would like her stuff. Great pick!

Stacey said...

I'm anxiously awaiting this one too!