My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Book Review

From the publisher Tribute Books:
The Priest and the Peaches (an ebook)
Historical 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 would suggest this book to Catholic teens and young adults. The story showed a family with a strong bond trying to live through a difficult time and make sense of all the heartache they've endured. There are several places where key aspects of the Catholic Faith and traditions are explained in simple language. The underlying themes that God is always with you, and you should love your neighbor regardless of the circumstances are strongly reinforced in each chapter. While I found the book to be sad, it is also a story of strength and inspiration.

About the Author:

Larry 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.

To purchase The Priest and the Peaches:

ISBN: 978-0-9837418-4-8
ISBN: 978-1-4658-6327-0
Pages: 285
Release: January 1, 2012

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To purchase the PDF version

1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Sarah, thanks for taking the time to read and review Larry's book. As a Catholic blogger, we really appreciate your support in spreading the word.