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Not Far From The Peach Tree

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Anxiety has become the only thing Abigail Hartley can count on. She's jobless, dreamless, loveless and stuck living with her parents—it's not exactly the 22 she had in mind. But when tragic news rattles the Hartley household and years of secrecy begin to surface, Abigail can no longer hide behind her fears. She joins forces with her sarcastic, pre-teen sister and heads to ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published February 1st 2019 by Peasantry Press
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D.M.
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an interesting book title. Not far from the Peach Tree was not what I was expecting from the synopsis, but it’s a great read. Two sisters have an unexpected adventure to find out the secrets of their family’s past. The story is told from the older sister point of view. Abigail has lost her way. She has finished school but doesn’t know what direction to take her life in.

Her mother and grandmother are estranged. Abigail wanted to know her grandmother, but now it’s too late. Her mother is str
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Matt
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It’s really funny and yet so emotionally charged. Abigail, the 22 year old protagonist, is relatable and wonderfully endearing. Maddy, her younger sister, is one of the most likeable and entertaining characters I’ve ever read. The mystery element kept me turning the pages and the characters stuck with me long after putting the book down. The book is not afraid to tackle important issues (without giving anything away) in honest and at times heartbreaking ways. I’d highly recomm ...more
Paige
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was funny and very relatable - bringing up memories of somehow always being embarrassed in front of your crush!

I couldn't put it down until I got to the end of the mystery. Very intriguing. Very well set up.

There's a lot of great story and it's a nice sized book to get through in an evening.

It's pleasant and sunny and a feel-good experience.
Rebecca June
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

"I wish that were true. I wish I would stop messing things up. I wish--I wish my fairy godmother were here, then all this wishing would be good for something" (chapter 19).


Thank you Sabrina Falk, Peasantry Press, and Chapter by Chapter for a free eARC in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on my blog, June Reads Books.

I genuinely loved this sweet story about a lost city girl who learns about herself by following her history to a small town in Georgia. Welcome to your
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Tanya
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately, this was not the book for me. It's not to say that other people won't like it but I just wasn't pulled into the story. The writing felt disjointed, the heroine seemed very young (well, I suppose she is 22), and the likelihood that her parents would let her and her little sister head out of state based on a lie was not realistic for me. That the parents wouldn't pry for more information about this "internship" Abigail created made the story feel unrealistic and hence hard for me to ...more
Svea Braun
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful and unexpected treat this book was. Falks language and way with words immediately drew me into Abigail's world in New York, and just as quickly I could feel the smothering humidity emotionally descend, as she journey down South with her sister. I was fascinated by their relationship as I also have a sister, whose life is intertwined with mine in so many layers. The sisters' connection was so authentic and endearing. My heart took the ups and downs with Abigail, as she navigated ...more
Katherine Paschal
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
**4.5 Stars**
This was a very heartwarming, quirky story about finding yourself and really understanding your family- and finding unexpected happiness along the way. I thought that the story sounded interesting when I first read the synopsis, but I did not realize that the book snuck up on me, making me lost in all the feels until I reached the end. If you are looking for a feel-good story, look no further, because Not Far From the Peach Tree will be that book.

Something rattles around behind me,
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