Summary:Nola Harper returns home to find her families peach farm on the brink of ruin. She is to watch it while her parents are away on a trip. Shortly after they leave a man is found dead in the orchard and the prime suspect is Nola’s rascal of a brother in law.
I really loved the setting of Peaches and Scream. It is set in Georgia and the author brings out all the best of the south. This story has lots of southern charm and will appeal to anyone who enjoyed Sweet Home Alabama.
Nola is an interesting character. She left her home after a youthful indiscretion and has spent her life doing charity work. She has just been assigned to desk duty and so is debating whether she wants to continue in her work or come home and work on the family orchard. She also has two men from her past who both bring different elements to the story.
Nola’s friends and family are fun and well done.
The mystery of the book is fair. It was pretty easy to figure out who the killer was and I felt like at times the mystery part of this book dragged. Actually, many places in this book were a bit slow. It was good but definitely not a page turner either.
I look forward to reading more books in this series and more books by this author. This book was worth the read for mystery lovers who are looking for a calm relaxing read.