There is just something about Sarah Addison Allen’s writing that makes you fall in love with reading all over again. In the Peach Keeper, her fourth book, Allen takes us back to North Carolina and to the town of Walls of Water. Paxton Osgood has been working to restore the Blue Bridge Madam, a local inn, to its former glory. Willa Jackson is, while not an outcast, one of the unique characters that show up in small Southern towns. While they grew up together and attended school together, they never truely ran in the same circles until they were grown. Now the two of them develop a friendship that will with stand the test of time.
The cast of supporting characters, Sebastian, the local dentist and once outcast; Colin, Paxton’s twin brother; Rachel, the coffee-ologist (I don’t think this is really a word, but hey it works) and their grandmothers, Agatha and Georgie make for a delightful read.
one of my favorite quotes from the book: all we have is our deep and abiding love for each other. We can’t lose that or we lose ourselves. If we don’t help each other, who will?
i can’t wait to see what Allen writes next, as she rapidly moves onto my auto-buy list.