Monday, August 3, 2015

A Peach of Pair

A Peach of a Pair by Idgie Says: 
Take a lovely and serious music student who is crushed by the "love of her life", a very handsome small town doctor, plus two meddling and set in their ways spinsters..... and you have a lively and rambunctious story.  

Nettie runs away from life for a while and settles in as a caretaker to spinster sisters.  She meets a fine young town doctor, who unfortunately receives information that leads him to believe she's ran from school for different reasons than are true, much to his disappointment.

As Nettie slowly gains herself back, it begins to be obvious that there's quite a back story to the spinster sisters too - and it all unfolds on an unexpected roadtrip. 

A lovely story set in the late 50's South - a time of fine sensibilities and a different way of looking at life. 

A Peach of a Pair

Berkley | Aug 04, 2015 | 304 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780425281994

April, 1953. Nettie Gilbert has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia College in South Carolina, but as graduation approaches, she can’t wait to return to her family—and her childhood sweetheart, Brooks—in Alabama. But just days before her senior recital, she gets a letter from her mama telling her that Brooks is getting married . . . to her own sister.

Devastated, Nettie drops out of school and takes a job as live-in help for two old-maid sisters, Emily and Lurleen Eldridge. Emily is fiercely protective of the ailing Lurleen, but their sisterhood has weathered many storms. And as Nettie learns more about their lives on a trip to see a faith healer halfway across the country, she’ll discover that love and forgiveness will one day lead her home . . .