Tuesday, March 6, 2012
"The Priest and the Peaches" by Larry Peterson - Blog tour
The Priest and the Peaches by Larry Peterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review for this blog tour
Genre: Realistic Fiction (YA)(Religious)
Description from Goodreads: 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.
My thoughts: As this story progresses you see five children who are suddenly left without a parent. Their father dies, leaving the oldest who is only 18 to take care of his siblings and a mountain of debt. The youngest is only 6 years old. A very tough situation for a very young man.
It seems the kids are faced with one catastrophe and crisis after another and I wondered "what could happen next"?
This book is a book about small miracles that make a big difference. The Peach children are often counseling with their Priest, he helps them along the way and also helps them see the miracles that are happening. He assures them with the knowledge that they are not forgotten or abandoned.
All of the good things happen because of the fathers life theme, LYN (Love Your Neighbor). It was the way that he lived his imperfect life. Because he treated all with love, love came back ten fold to his kids.
This is a faith inspired book. The only caution that I would have is mild swearing.
Posted by Lisa Faber at 4:30 AM