Waiting on Wednesday: The Peach Keeper

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen will be published on March 22nd. The blurb from Random House's website reads:

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.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea on February 2, 2011 at 8:17 AM said...

I loved the first 3 books by this author. Hope this one is as good - nice pick.

bermudaonion on February 2, 2011 at 2:20 PM said...

That sounds good to me, but The Blue Ridge Madam is a rather odd name for a house!

Staci on February 3, 2011 at 10:37 AM said...

I so can not wait to read this one. I'm number 5 at my library!!

TheBookGirl on February 6, 2011 at 3:33 PM said...

I read Garden Spells last year and really liked it...Hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)


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