Friday, January 27, 2012

Review: The Priest and the Peaches by Larry Peterson

The Priest and the Peaches by Larry Peterson

Publisher: Tribute Books 
Format: ebook 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  A book that starts at a low point in a depressing situation and slowly but surely gets weirder and weirder.  A family of five siblings - one girl and four boys, have buried their mother, grandmother and now their father, so they must band together and create a new family unit.  Throw in a noisy neighbor that works for Child Protective Services and a priest who uses all sorts of stories to explain away many a things - this book is just cooky.

This weird mix of characters and plot line that takes place all within a week is such a rollercoaster that I just wasn't enjoying.  The writing was awkward and at times I was drawn in and then other hand it was choppy and not entertaining.  A little historical and an interesting cast of characters, this book is made for those who need a little entertainment, but are not your serious readers.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

GR Cover Challenge 2012:  Love You Like a Long Song

Ebook Challenge 2012: 6 out of 25

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author and Tribute Books.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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