Monday, February 4, 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Not Far From The Peach Tree by Sabrina Falk

Book Blurb:

Not Far from the Peach Tree by Sabrina Falk

Publication Date: February 1, 2019

Publisher: Peasantry Press

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 the only place that might have the answers she's looking for. One month in Georgia is all it takes to change everything Abigail knows about, well…everything.

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My Review:

4.5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Heart, New Adult, Romance--

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, then smashes on the ground. I jump and scream at the same time.

Maddy shouts, “I’m sorry!”

“What was that?”

“Just a vase. But don’t worry, it was ugly.”

I loved the relationship dynamic between the two sisters Maddy and Abigail. They are a decade apart in age and have absolutely nothing in common, but this family mystery brings them together and unites them on a search for truth (all the while lying). While the book had many things going on, I loved the interactions between the two and how such a strong bond formed by the end. In general, I loved Maddy and her confidence and total lack of regret or filter- she helped Abigail be more herself. I had to share a few pieces of the banter between the sisters in my review because they were ridiculous and my favorite parts of the book.

“Hold up. Did you just say I was right?”

“Trust me, I’m as surprised as you are.”

She smiles, I put my arm around her side, and we keep walking. I’ve lived with this girl for half my life, but it feels like I’ve only really known her these past few days.

At times you had to suspend your fact/reality meter for situations that a little to perfectly worked out, such as a internship opportunity at a law office for middle school up to adult candidates, but this is fiction so oh well. The fact that some of the scenarios that the main character found herself in were over the top did not distract from the overall cuteness of the story.

“Problem solving.”

“Oh? And how’s that working out for ya?”

“Not great. Everyone’s just so mean.”

She smoothes my statically lifted hair. “There, there Einstein. Maybe, if you look a little less crazy, they’ll take you seriously.”

Overall, Under the Peach Tree was a cute, fast read that you can easily lose yourself in for an afternoon. It was full of feel good moments, family drama, the merits of southern charm and tons of heart. This is the first book by Sabrina and I look forward to more to come.

I am voluntarily reviewing a complimentary copy of this book.

Author Bio:

Sabrina Falk is a Canadian Writer from Southern Manitoba. She received an English Language Arts scholarship at NCI in her graduating year. She is also the co-creator of Matt Falk’s Awful Podcast and played Melissa in the World Vision tour of POOF across Manitoba. She loves traveling all over the world with her family, but Southern Manitoba has always been her home.

Not Far from the Peach Tree is Sabrina Falk’s debut novel.

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