Friday, October 12, 2012

"The Book of Peach" My Thoughts

This is the first time I've read a book by this author, and I must say I have mixed feelings about it. It is the story about the relationship between a mother and daughter. The daughter Peach Rondell, a former beauty queen, left home 23 years earlier vowing never to return to Mississippi again. However, now she is back! Divorced and heartbroken, she is trying to figure out how her life went so wrong.

Peach blames her psychiatrist, who thought it would be a good idea for her to revisit the past. Now to help escape somewhere for some private time to write away in her journal, hoping for enlightenment, she visits the Heartbreak Cafe, chooses a booth in the back, and scribbles away in her journal. As she scribbles away, Peach gets something even better, the unexpected friendship of an unlikely group of folks--people who have their own secrets to hide and their own gifts to share, and who show Peach that finding out where you're going usually means embracing where you're from...

 Because I had such a wonderful relationship with my mother I had trouble relating to the characters. I realize all mothers and daughters have issues along the path to adulthood, but  Peach and her mother showed no love for each other, or so it seemed to appear. Maybe that is the relationship between Southern Ladies and their daughters. I am not, and hope to never be a Southern Lady if this story has any truth behind the mother/daughter relationships. 

As far as the storyline, I felt Peach was a such a complainer, she just whined on and on about her lot in life and her mother. But I guess there wouldn't have been a story otherwise. In the end Peach found out who her true friends were and that her mother really did love her. Yippee!! The end....

I suppose this is an OK story for most people, but it wasn't a favorite of mine, therefore I awarded it 2**

This book is a part of my personal library.


  1. Sorry it dissapointed, I don't like whiney characters.

  2. Sorry you did not enjoy this one more. I hope the next book "wows" you!