Wednesday, March 16, 2011



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine That spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Let's a play a game shall we? It's called, "How Well Do You Know Kelly?" You probably don't know me all that well, but, for this question, you might get it because I constantly am saying it. "Who is Kelly's most favorite author?" ::insert Jeopardy music here::

Ready? Did you get it? It's Sara Addison Allen. She wrote Garden Spells, The Sugar Queen and The Girl Who Chased the Moon. All of them are my very favorite books. Her genre is fantasy realism. I laugh out loud and I cry out loud but most of all, I love out loud. I just adore this author.

With that said, her latest book, The Peach Keeper, comes out this coming Tuesday, March 22nd. I will be at my local book store when they open and I will rush in for this book. For me, this is the book release I have been dying for. I simply cannot wait.

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog from the town’s famous waterfalls, and the stuff of superstition is just as real as you want it to be.

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.

Resonant with insight into the deep and lasting power of friendship, love, and tradition, The Peach Keeper is a portrait of the unshakable bonds that—in good times and bad, from one generation to the next—endure forever.

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I'll be reading this book and savoring every juicy word. The real question is, will I be able to read it during this pile of library books that I have or will I have to wait?

I now return the blog back over to Donna for the next few days. I'll be back on Sunday with a book review. Until then, I hope you all have a lucky St. Patty's Day and I'll leave you with a little Irish giggle.

Kelly for Book Lover's Hideaway


Unknown said...

the book looks nice =D

Love the cartoon! LOL

Kristen - Seeing Night said...

Checking in for Wow. Ive seen so many people who have this for WoW so Im guessing im going to have to add this to my TBR list lol.

My WoW: Seeing Night Reviews

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