This is a nice little story mostly about friendship and learning that things are not always as they seem or seemed when we were all in high school. In an age when lives are posted on the internet for the world to read the idea that secrets can be kept amongst friends seems to be a lost aspect of friendship. The idea that secrets can be kept and friends stick to their promises for generations is a refreshing thought. By the end of the story one is inclined to call their oldest friend just to say, 'remember when....'
The Peach Keeper is by no means perfect. Although the story is heartwarming it is also predictable to the very end. None of the revalations were surprising and all can be figured out well before the story unfolds. The author tells the story well enough that the reader can hang around until the end anyway. Great book for a beach weekend getaway.