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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Peach of A Pair by Kim Boykin - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review

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About The Book:

Title: A Peach of a Pair
Author: Kim Boykin
Publisher: Penguin Random House/Berkley Books
Pages: 304
Genre: Southern Women’s Fiction
“Palmetto Moon” inspired “The Huffington Post” to rave, It is always nice to discover a new talented author and Kim Boykin is quite a find. Now, she delivers a novel of a woman picking up the pieces of her life with the help of two spirited, elderly sisters in South Carolina.
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.

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My Thoughts:

It may be the end of summer, but it is a sweet Southern springtime in Kim Boykin's latest book, "A Peach of a Pair."

Featuring a pair of feisty and sassy sisters, plus a handsome country doctor and a lovely but heartbroken young gal, this story is filled with humor, romance, a bit of mystery, and a lot of great family drama - just perfect for a Southern fiction novel.

Set in beautiful Camden, South Carolina, Kim Boykin takes her readers into the heart of the South with a lovely fast-paced story that keeps you on the edge of your seat to the very last page!  Totally worthy of an all-night read-a-thon!

I highly recommend this book for those who love Southern fiction, family relationship dramas, and well-written fiction.  You'll love it - I promise!

About The Author:

Kim Boykin
 Kim Boykin was raised in her South Carolina home with two girly sisters and great parents. She had a happy, boring childhood, which sucks if you’re a writer because you have to create your own crazy. PLUS after you’re published and you’re being interviewed, it’s very appealing when the author actually lived in Crazy Town or somewhere in the general vicinity.

Almost everything she learned about writing, she learned from her grandpa, an oral storyteller, who was a master teacher of pacing and sensory detail. He held court under an old mimosa tree on the family farm, and people used to come from all around to hear him tell stories about growing up in rural Georgia and share his unique take on the world.

As a stay-at-home mom, Kim started writing, grabbing snip-its of time in the car rider line or on the bleachers at swim practice. After her kids left the nest, she started submitting her work, sold her first novel at 53, and has been writing like crazy ever since.

Thanks to the lessons she learned under that mimosa tree, her books are well reviewed and, according to RT Book Reviews, feel like they’re being told across a kitchen table. She is the author of A Peach of a Pair, Palmetto Moon and The Wisdom of Hair from Berkley/NAL/Penguin; Flirting with Forever, She’s the One, Just in Time for Christmas, Steal Me, Cowboy and Sweet Home Carolina from Tule. While her heart is always in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, she lives in Charlotte and has a heart for hairstylist, librarians, and book junkies like herself.
Her latest book is the southern women’s fiction, A Peach of a Pair.
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My thanks to Pump Up Your Books for including me on this tour and to the publisher for providing the review copy.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

For a look at what other bloggers are saying about "Peach of a Pair," check out the PUYBP website - http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2015/08/15/pump-up-your-book-presents-a-peach-of-a-pair-virtual-book-publicity-tour/

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1 comment:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Adding it to my TBR list. Thanks, Sharon!