My First E-Book

This was my first book for my new e-reader, The Priest and The Peaches by Larry Peterson.  Yes, I picked a young adult book to start off with.  Why?  Well the learning curve of how it all works.  Wondering if I would like using the screen and all.  It all worked fine and I did not even bop myself in the head once.  I know, but, it seems that when I read in bed I get sleepy.  Imagine that.  And then the books falls on my face....BOP!  You know what I mean.

Well here I read of the plight of the Peaches.  A family of 5 children (not all under the age of 18) who have lost their parents to deaths door.  Now having to learn how to come together so that things are going to work out, the Peaches find solace in their Priest and his positive outlook of life.  It is great that they keep getting 'signs' of how their father wanted them to live.  By loving each other and their neighbors everything good can happen.  The L-Y-N (Love Your Neighbor) theme is all through out this book.  Sure enough they have a world of worries to contend with but by allowing trust, love and the hand of God (hey, the Priest knows these things) life finally looks like it will settle down.

I was glad this was a quick read.  I think that it would be good for a tween to see that even in the worst of times things can work out.  We all have to deal with death at some time in our lives.  Sadly these kids have had to deal with it all too much.  But they learn how to become self reliant and thankful for the love of others.  I am glad there is such a positive message here.  Remember that if it was not for the community around us we would not be able to do as much as we do every day.  Think about it.  Nicole (Tribute Books) did a great job of sharing this newest author and e-book with me.  Thanks!

Here is all the details if you would like to get your own copy or contact Larry Peterson yourself.

The Priest and the Peaches Book Summary
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.

Larry Peterson's Bio:
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. 

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

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  1. Lenore, what a thrill that this was your first ebook! I know the first time out of the gate, it takes a little time to get used to reading a screen instead of a printed page, but I'm glad the story of the Peach kids kept you scrolling along. I'm so glad you enjoyed meeting them and for picking up on all of the themes that Larry has sprinkled throughout. I hope it's the first of many ebooks that you enjoy.

  2. You got me to thinking, I have not lost a page just I got my Kindle. lol That was the worst part of falling asleep while reading, well and adjusting the book as turning the pages. This does sound like a good book. I just hopped over to and bought it for my Kindle for $2.99 and I look forward to reading it.

    1. Tammy, I hope you enjoy this read. Light for adults but gosh we all need a light read at times too. But it did deal with how to deal with trauma and growing up all to quickly too.


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