By Sarah Addison Allen
The recent York occasions bestselling writer of the woman Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her latest locale: partitions of Water, North Carolina, the place the secrets and techniques are thicker than the fog from the town’s well-known waterfalls, and the stuff of superstition is simply as genuine as you will have it to be.
It’s the doubtful contrast of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a superb outdated Southern family members of implies that met with financial disaster generations in the past. The Blue Ridge Madam—built through Willa’s great-great-grandfather in the course of partitions of Water’s heyday, and as soon as the town’s grandest home—has stood for years as a lonely monument to misfortune and scandal. And Willa herself has lengthy strived to construct a lifestyles past the brooding Jackson relatives shadow. No effortless job in a city formed through years of culture and the well-marked barriers of the haves and have-nots.
But Willa has in recent times realized that an previous classmate—socialite do-gooder Paxton Osgood—of the very sought after Osgood relations, has restored the Blue Ridge Madam to her former glory, with plans to open a top-flight resort. probably, ultimately, the stricken earlier may be laid to leisure whereas whatever new and beautiful rises from its ashes. yet what rises as a substitute is a skeleton, stumbled on buried underneath the property’s lone peach tree, and sure to pull up dire results in addition to it.
For the bones—those of charismatic touring salesman Tucker Devlin, who labored his darkish charms on partitions of Water seventy-five years ago—are no longer all that lay hidden out of sight and brain. Long-kept secrets and techniques surrounding the troubling continues to be have additionally come to gentle, doubtless heralded by means of a spate of surprising unusual occurrences during the town.
Now, thrust jointly in an not going friendship, united by way of a full-blooded secret, Willa and Paxton needs to confront the harmful passions and tragic betrayals that when sure their families—and discover truths of the long-dead that experience transcended time and defied the grave to the touch the hearts and souls of the living.
Resonant with perception into the deep and lasting strength of friendship, love, and culture, The Peach Keeper is a portrait of the unshakable bonds that—in sturdy occasions and undesirable, from one iteration to the next—endure perpetually.