Friday, February 10, 2012

The Priest and the Peaches by Larry Peterson - Tribute Books Tour

ABOUT THE BOOKHistorical fiction novel set in the Bronx in the mid-1960s
Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad's funeral.

They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of "grown-up world." A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how the power of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

I can't even imagine with my life stretched out before me, waiting to go live it, to be handed the heavy responsibility of caring for younger siblings.  The death of a parent is a hard and life-changing experience and Peterson does it with sensitivity and brings a beacon of light to the devasted Peach kids. With a detailed background, a great setting of the Bronx, brought to life before the readers eyes, the reader gets a glimpse of their lives and that time frame. Family is everything and Peterson does an impeccable job of showing how they are stronger together and how appearances are just that....appearances. Don't judge a book by it's cover or a person.  With great messages, a clear sense of faith and hope, The Priest and the Peaches is a remarkable read that I would recommend!

ABOUT THE AUTHORLarry 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 ( 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.

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  1. Thanks Wendy for your heartwarming review of Larry's book. I'm glad you appreciated the sensitivity and care that are shown in its pages. I'm glad that you enjoyed reading about the Peach family.

    Laura, thanks for stopping by to comment :)


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