A disappointment after the same author's Malcolm MacBeth, which had a certain intensity that made it superior fantasy. In comparison, this seems contrived and thoroughly adult in execution...Grandfather Oglethorpe had a hard time getting used to living up North, but ""Miss Julia"", the Georgia peach tree in the back yard, was a great comfort to him. A quiet time under her ageing branches brought solutions to every problem but one- Miss Peckham next door wanted her removed. So they sent her back to Georgia- and right away Miss Peckham was the very one who needed her back again. All turned out well after much ade about nothing.