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The Peach Keeper - A Novel

Sarah Addison Allen

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 fri

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 fri
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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 fri

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen White

Length:

7h 39m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:48


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:03


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:27