A treasure of a tale
“Peaches” is not the first story set in 19th-century Texas, nor the first tale of a gruff, old rancher and a widowed schoolteacher. But then, this story is not told by an average author. It is a treasure set apart from the others by Kathleen Rice Adams, a gifted storyteller who uses her skill, experience, and patience to create characters so real that we swear we know them. With her attention to detail, Adams makes us live in the story as it happens, makes us care about the outcome, and plants the events in memory for a long time to come. What a pleasure to read a story so well-told.