posted on August 31, 2015 by Kim Boykin


A-Peach-of-a-Pair-by-Kim-BoykinI have friends who only had brothers growing up or were onlies who always wanted sisters. I was lucky enough to have two, five and six years older than me. Sometimes felt sorry for my dad being the only guy in the house, and never getting a word in edgewise. My sisters and I fussed and fought and loved each other to bits as only sisters can. And then came the girls in my life who weren’t blood kin, but we were so close, they might as well have been my sisters.

That’s what A Peach of a Pair is about. To be more accurate, It’s about “an indestructible sisterhood” between our heroine, Nettie Gilbert and her sister, Sissy, and the elderly pair of spinster sisters, Emily and Lurleen. When the story opens, Nettie and Sissy’s sisterhood is torn apart when Nettie receives an invitation to her baby sister’s wedding back home, only Nettie’s own fiance is the groom. It’s a horrible betrayal that cuts so deep, Nettie can’t begin to fathom how to repair the breech.

She’s so distraught by Sissy’s impending wedding and bun in the oven, she quits school two month shy of graduation and goes to work for two elderly spinster sisters, Emily and Lurleen, who know a thing or two about a falling out over a man.

Emily had a hand in a horrible accident that took away Lurleen’s first and last love. Lurleen lived in the same house with Emily but didn’t speak to her for seven years after the accident. By the time she did start speaking to Emily, the two sisters had also lost their mother, and their brother had runaway from home. At the point in the book when Lurleen is trying to help Nettie find forgiveness for her sister, Lurleen says, “Nettie had given Emily and Lurleen so much and she didn’t even know it. Then Lurleen had meddled perhaps where she shouldn’t have. She’d put this idea of an indestructible sisterhood in Nettie’s head, and Nettie had bought it hook, line, sinker, and half the pole because she wanted to. Needed to. Right now, Lurleen wasn’t even sure there was such a thing.”

But it turns out sisterhood in my life, in my friends’ lives, in the lives of Nettie and her sister, and Emily and Lurleen, really is indestructible. It’s been dinged and damaged, and in one instance, darn near obliterated. Should have been obliterated, and yet it exists and thrives.

It’s my hope that you’ll take this very wild ride through a broken relationship to forgiveness that begins and ends with a cross country trip to see a faith healer on a Greyhound bus. And my wish is that you cherish the indestructible sisterhoods within you own life.


Kim Boykin

A PEACH OF A PAIR can be purchased in trade paperback or eBook format

Kim Boykin

Kim Boykin

Kim Boykin was raised in her South Carolina home with two girly sisters and great parents. She had a happy, boring childhood, which sucks if you’re a writer because you have to create your own crazy. PLUS after you’re published and you’re being interviewed, it’s very appealing when the author actually lived in Crazy Town or somewhere in the general vicinity.

As a stay-at-home mom, Kim started writing, grabbing snip-its of time in the car rider line or on the bleachers at swim practice. After her kids left the nest, she started submitting her work, sold her first novel at 53, and has been writing like crazy ever since.

Her books are well reviewed and, according to RT Book Reviews, feel like they’re being told across a kitchen table. She is the author of three women’s fiction titles from Berkley Books: A PEACH OF A PAIR (8/4/15,) PALMETTO MOON, and THE WISDOM OF HAIR, as well as several contemporary romances novellas from Tule including STEAL ME, COWBOY and SWEET HOME CAROLINA. While her heart is always in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, she lives in Charlotte and has a heart for hairstylist, librarians, and book junkies like herself.


  1. dholcomb1 says:

    I loved this story! I have no biological sisters, but I have friends who are like sisters to me.


  2. kimboykin says:

    Thanks so much, Denise <3

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