A Peach of a Pair
A Peach of a Pair is set in and around Columbia and Camden, South Carolina in the early 1950's. It is at once a road-trip book, a love story, and a study of the complicated relationships that can exist within families.
The "Peaches" are elderly, spinster sisters Emily and Lurleen Eldredge, proper Southern ladies who have secrets to keep and stories to tell. Enter Nettie Gilbert, a college senior with secrets of her own. Hired as the sisters caregiver by handsome Dr. Remmie Wilkes, Nettie soon learns that both love and forgiveness are needed to mend her broken heart.
Told alternately from the perspective of each elderly sister, the college coed and the young doctor who cares for them all, A Peach of a Pair is a page turner. I carried the book around with me for three days until I reluctantly finsished it. I didn't want it to end!
It's also the first book in a long time that has made me cry real tears over the well-formed characters and poignant storyline. Jealousy, betrayal, forgiveness and ultimately love shine bright in A Peach of a Pair.