Friday, February 17, 2012

Blog Tour Review: The Priest and the Peaches by Larry Peterson

Synopsis:Historical fiction novel set in the Bronx in the mid-1960s

Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad's funeral.

They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of "grown-up world." A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how the power of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.


Review:
This is a book focused on the strength of family. The Peach kids face the death of their father followed by the realization that they have to step up and be stronger than ever if they are all going to stay together.

Now these Peaches...there are five of them. Five kids held together by their oldest brother Teddy and sister Joanie. These two find themselves thrown into a position of responsibility that they aren't truly ready for. They come to find out that the world is full of good people that will help out in the strangest of circumstances. And the Peach kids stumble into plenty of trouble and whatnot throughout the course of this book. Like moths to a flame :)

A sweet story full of faith, family and friendship.


Publication Date: December 21, 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Historical
Source: Thanks so much to Tribute Books for my review copy and for letting me take part in this tour.

To find out more about the author Larry Peterson check him out on his Website or Twitter.
The Priest and the Peaches is available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

6 comments:

Lilly Bear ♡ said...

Oh, I really love the alliteration in the title. It just rolls right off your tongue. Haven't really heard anything about this book before your review, but I might have to track it down now. Thanks for the review :)

Lilly @ BookLungs

Tribute Books said...

Jackie, it's always a pleasure having you participate in one of our blog tours and I'm glad that you enjoyed reading Larry's book.

I'm with you - kids can be like moths to a flame when it comes to getting in trouble. But I think Joey, Beaker and Dancer took the cake in this one :)

Tribute Books said...

Lilly, I hope you get a chance to read the story. We'd love to hear your feedback on it as well.

Jaskirat@SeeitORreadit said...

Wow this book sounds like fun! I haven't heard of it before but it sounds very sweet. Great review!!!

Jaskirat~SeeitORreadit

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Giselle said...

This sounds pretty good. I'm not sure about historicals though they're a hit or miss with me. But I'm glad you enjoyed it and great review! :)

Larry Peterson said...

Hi Jackie--I just want to say THANK YOU for featuring my book and for the nice review you gave it. So glad that you liked it. Best wishes always,
Larry Peterson