The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
On the library stacks: Adult fiction
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Willa Jackson has been hanging out in Walls of Water almost her whole life. She was the former high school prankster, but returned to the town after her father's death to show how respectable and normal she could be. She runs a sporting goods store even though she has no passion for it, catering mainly to the tourists on the main street.
In high school Willa never hung out with the Osgood twins, the children of the most prominent socialite family. But when Paxton Osgood restores the house of Willa's grandmother, they are all forced to confront a past that had quite literally been buried.
I don't know why I have waited so long to read this one. I love the fictional North Carolina mountain towns the author creates and she infuses just the right amount of magical realism for me. This is a sweet story that has nice mystery and romantic elements. With cameos of characters from previous novels, this book will certainly satisfy the author's fans.
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