Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (45)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teasers this week:

"Her scalp suddenly tightened and she backed away. Propped against the bowl was the photo of her father, the strangely roguish photo she'd taken out of the album and placed on the coffee table in the living room. And she hadn't moved it here."

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
p. 139 (ARC)

Description from Goodreads:

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.


  1. I REALLY want to read this. I hope you are enjoying it.

    Great pick!


  2. This one sounds great. I love southern fiction; plus, the cover is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this one!

  3. Sounds like a great book! Adding it to my TBR list!

    I'm your newest follower, and I look forward to reading more of your posts! =)

    Here's my Teaser post

  4. One of my co-bloggers has been raving about this author and this book. She also has a teaser from Peach Keeper. Find it here: Quirky Girls Read

  5. I love Sarah Addison Allen and I loved this book!
    Great teaser.

  6. This sounds amazing. I so look forward to it.


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