Spring Clean For The Peach Queen
A STORY OF FORGIVING, FINDING JOY, AND FALLING BANK IN LOVE WITH LIFE.
‘Twelve years had passed since the last Harvest Ball. I was just eighteen when my hometown crowned me their Peach Queen with a blossom coronet. And I was eighteen when I left.’
One tanked career, one badly timed glamour shoot and one dead boyfriend later, thirty-year-old Lottie Bentz is finally going home.
Back in the orchard town of Bonnievale, Lottie embarks on a radical declutter of her life, Marie Kondo-style. She casts out everything that got her into trouble: her phone, socials,make-up and a tendency to tell little white lies – to herselfand others. But home has its own issues, not least Lottie’s staunchly feminist mother, who is furious with her.
When Lottie lands herself a place to stay in exchange for helping kindly Mrs Brooker try out the Kondo method, it seems like the perfect farm escape. That’s until Angus, Lottie’s former Peach King and heir to the Brooker orchards, makes it clear she’s not welcome – especially when Lottie’s declutter begins to stir up long buried memories and half-truths.
As Lottie finds her way back to herself, can she use her talents to coax Bonnievale and the Brookers out of the past? After all, everyone deserves to feel love, hope and the occasional spark of joy.
A deeply moving story about hope, forgiveness, growing up and older, and falling back in love with life again.
A heart-grabbing Aussie story that doesn’t shy away from exploring complex family relationships, Spring Clean for the Peach Queen is a book to savour.
Reading Spring Clean For The Peach Queen feels like taking a breath of fresh country air. This joyous novel truly is a spring clean for the soul.
I loved this deeply moving, relevant novel from a wonderful Australian storyteller about family, the ties that bind, chasing dreams, and what home really means. All the feels!
"(A) blend of deft comedy and moral seriousness makes Spring Clean for the Peach Queen a heartfelt and highly enjoyable read." Australian Book Review
"Spring Clean for the Peach Queen is a soft, slow-paced read that feels like self-care in 2021" Bookseller+Publisher
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Sasha Wasley lives and writes in Western Australia, and is a copywriter and Ambassador for the Books in Homes Australia charity, which provides books of choice for disadvantaged children.
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