Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

She put a penny on her windowsill and cracked the window, because her grandmother once said that ghosts often forget they’re ghosts and will go after money, but if they get close enough to an open window, the night air will suck them out.
--Chapter Eight, The Peach Keeper

This is a wonderful book about love and friendship.  A kind of ghost story filled with superstition and strange happenings.  The writing is wonderfully description with words you can almost feel.
I don't want to tell to much because this is another MUST read.
The story is set around 'The Blue Ridge Madam' - a mansion in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina that was built by Willa Jackson's once well-to-do family. The house is being restored as a historic bed and breakfast and with the restoration comes the unearthing of secrets.

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