A couple of months ago I was approached by Tribute Books to do reviews for a couple of books!! How could I turn free books to talk about in addition to having the chance to use my new kindle! The first book that I recieved was The Priest and the Peaches by Larry Peterson.
When you lose your family, is there any hope left in the world? The Peach family experienced the lose of the last adult figure, the father of five children. Teddy at the ripe young age of 18 is now the head of the family as the children range from 18 to 6. The author shows the journey the family goes through as they are laying their father to rest and try to find stable ground to start over. The story was not quite what I was expecting; I thought by the description that the book would show more bonding between the Priest and the struggles of setting forth their new lives. The author though spent most of the book with the funeral; I’m not Catholic so I don’t know if all of the details were true to base. The book I felt was a little more faith base too then I’m use to, at parts it seemed fitting because there was a lose in the family, but at times it almost seemed too forced upon to make a point. I kind of wish there were a few more dialogue tags since there were so many characters so the reader knew more who was talking. Sarah, Teddy’s girlfriend and rock if the author was going to bring up her bad home life I kind of wish he had developed it a little more or that it had more of a purpose if he was going to bring it up. The ending lastly just seemed rushed to finish.
That being said even though this book wasn’t exactly my cup of tea if you are usually into faith based readings this is your book. If you are looking for a reading where you are looking for the little miracles in life when you are down on your luck, then this is the book for you. Also the time difference was different to read, kind of threw me off how young some of the characters were and they were saying that they were going to marry a character, that the parents were encouraging it. To me, it kind of dragged out…
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Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. A former Metal Lather/Reinforcing Iron-worker, he left that business after coming down with MS. He, his wife and three kids moved to Florida 30 years ago. Larry began doing freelance newspaper commentary after graduating from Tampa College in 1984.
His first children's picture book, Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes was published in 2011. In 2012, his full length novel, The Priest and the Peaches was released and he is presently working on the sequel.
He also has a blog (http://www.ThePriestandthePeaches.com) where he posts weekly commentary. He lives in Pinellas Park, Florida and his kids and six grandchildren all live within three miles of each other.