Peaches for Father Francis

Harris, Joanne

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Peaches for Father Francis
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Vianne Rochet returns to the French village of Lansquenet with her daughters, Anouk and Rosette, before allying herself with a desperate Father Francis Reynaud to reverse disturbing local changes.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 0670026360
9780670026364
Characteristics: 453 p. ;,24 cm.

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Dec 02, 2013

Equally as good as Chocolat! This one would make an even better movie, with the suspense this story has. The character run true to the previous book. Several years have passed, and Vivianne now has a daughter who might be autistic - unsure of this, but many characteristics. The ending was worth waiting for, yet there still is a shadow of a doubt as the where Vivianne decides to settle.

May 08, 2013
  • DanglingConversations rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A delightful and compelling tale of a woman drawn back to the 'scene of her crime' in Chocolate. The town has changed and the clash of the Muslim and Christian [well at least Western] cultures is beautifully woven into the story as Vivian finds a bit more about her own truth. Her magic is not so potent here. But her strength as a compassionate human saves the life and reputation of le Cure and rips back the hijab of a misogynist Muslim community before another generation of evil is sown. Nice closure to Viviane’s story. Great summer read.

Mar 21, 2013
  • volken rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Too long and drawn-out and not as absorbing as Harris' other works.

Mar 21, 2013
  • lozza1401 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved this book. So descriptive and vivid. I felt I was in Lansquenet and that the scenes and scents had come to life. I found it hard to immerse myself out of it from time to time.

Oct 18, 2012
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is the third book set in Lansquenet. We met Vianne in Chocolat, and Lollipop Shoes. Ms. Harris writes like an old friend. Vianne is currently staying in Armande's house after receiving a letter from her (8 years after her death). Monsieur Le Cure is troubled with the immigration of a community of Muslims. This time it is not chocolat that brings everyone together, but the lovely peach tree outside Armande's home. Truly a heart warming book.

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