Addie Bates has an opportunity to return to San Diego where her life changed abruptly 15 years ago. As part of the 1935 Worlds Fair, she has the chance to reconnect with family and find forgiveness for something she has never even really forgiven herself for.
The story is told through Addie and her 15 year old niece, Rumor, who didn’t know of each others existence until Addie’s return. The story follows Addie as she tries to reconnect with her estranged sister and overcome obstacles both new and old to rebuild their relationship.
I really enjoyed getting to know the characters as their stories were slowly revealed throughout the course of the book. The switches from present to past were very smooth and I never found myself wondering which time period we were in.
I definitely stayed up until 1am to finish this book) it gets a 4 out of 5 from me
Josey Cirrinni recieves some unexpected help with a problem she didn’t realize she had and meets Chloe Finley in the process helping her as well. So far i have read 3 of Sarah Addison Allen’s books and have not been disappointed.
Another book filled with friendships and magic. Imagine a book appearing next to you on the couch addressing a problem you might not even realize you had! Chloe and Josey help each other with their problems another’s mind is set at ease allowing her to move on to the next step in her journey.
Josey turned her head as her bedroom door began to open. Then, in a small act that changed everything, Josey reached over and pushed the closet door closed as her mother entered the room.
Josey’s decision that morning set in motion things that she could never have imagined.
i was not surprised at the end of the book when the final outcome was reached, but getting to that outcome made for a wonderful story.
You can find out more about Sarah and her books at her website: http://www.sarahaddisonallen.com/the_peach_keeper.html
Welcome to Walls of Water, North Carolina
From the second paragraph of this book, i was hooked.
If anyone had been paying attention to the signs, they would have realized that air turns white when things are about to change, that paper cuts mean there’s more to what’s written on the page than meets the eye, and that birds are always out to protect you from things you don’t see.
This is a story about a small town, lifelong friendships and the secrets that both of these can help keep and expose.
As Paxton Osgood is bringing new life back to a centuries old home the secrets of those who lived there are unable to remain secret.
Family history uncovers enlightening and at times troublesome information, that will forge new friendships and open the way for major changes in the lives of Paxton and Willa Jackson.
i was quickly dragged into Walls of Water and didn’t want to leave when i turned the last page.
The mysteries were solved, but i was left wanting to know more about the people and the town. It made me question what it means when i make my coffee every morning since i rarely take it the same way twice in a row and why the birds sometimes gather in my backyard. i will always think of this story and especially Grandma Georgie when i eat a peach. I hope you will love the town and its people as much as I did
i will definitely be picking up some more of Sarah’s books soon
you can find out more about Sarah and her books at her website: http://www.sarahaddisonallen.com/the_peach_keeper.html
What a great book. 2 sisters 12 years apart in age, embark somewhat reluctantly on a road trip from California to Illinois
Learning that their mother’s Alzheimer’s is progressing and each at a crossroads in their own lives, they set off across Route 66 to visit their parents learning about each other and themselves as they go.
They further explore their family relationships after arriving home, neither knowing what the next step in their lives should be.
I really enjoyed this book, the places on Route 66 brought back memories for me as well as the idea of going home, my current home is in California but I grew up in the midwest. So I can imagine without much prompting a similar trip, I even have a sister a decade younger than I am.
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Publisher: Abingdon Press
- Genre : Christian Fiction
- 5 out of 5 bookmarks
The Defective Amish Detective – Volume 1 – The Whoopie Pie Affair by Mark Miller and Giovanni Gelati
Hawaiian shirted detective “G”, is a surprising leader in the search to recover the missing snacks. You never know what he do or say next.
The Defective Amish Detective – Volume 2 – The Intercourse Boondogle by Mark Miller and Giovanni Gelati
The Defective Detective and his Amish friends are back to break up a crime ring in the Pennsylvania town of Intercourse. Can they find out whodunit in time?
Look for a surprise cameo by everyone’s favorite purple haired girl and her mom 🙂
these are short stories , approx. 30 pages, there are more volumes planned.
Publisher – Helping Hands Press
By Fannie Flagg
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
Oswald T. Campbell doesn’t have long to live according to his Dr. in Chicago and is encouraged to find a warmer place to live out his last days. The Dr. provides a brochure for a hotel in Lost River, Alabama. Oswald decides it won’t hurt anything and heads south. During his stay he meets some fine characters, his landlady, the sisters next door, a redbird named Jack and many more, all making a mark on his life as he does theirs. Suddenly, Campbell the little orphan named after the can of soup he was found with, has what some would call a family. When a little girl named Patsy arrives in town she steals everyone’s heart and causes quite a few changes for everyone
This is a very nice Christmas read with a little surprise at the end.
I have been a fan of Fannie Flagg for years, and this book doesn’t disappoint.
Other books by this Author that I have read: