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The Peacock Emporium
The Peacock Emporium | Jojo Moyes
The 2004 novel The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You and two-time winner of the RNA Novel of the Year award. Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. And within two years of her marriage, the rumours had begun again. Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother's shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium. Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life. But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events. Only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future . . .
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MEGR
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Celebrating national book 📚 lovers day at the library 🥳

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essayareayaitch
Peacock Emporium | Jojo Moyes
Bailedbailed

Had trouble following (I'm not sure why), and bailed after the first few chapters. I did read the end to see if there was incentive to keep reading, and there wasn't. Not sure why I devoured Me Before You, After You, and Still Me, but I've bailed on all her other books

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kspenmoll
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One quirky quote that did seem true to Cath‘s daughter Jessie, a central character in the novel.

Cathythoughts I like this imagery 5mo
MCYmermaid Spiffy analogy! 5mo
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kspenmoll
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#vacationread #porchlife
Just finished this library book. My first by this author. It was erratic for me, just so-so. Village characters (though bit players) well drawn. Liked the title- reminds me of the peacocks that stroll noisily through my sister-in-laws Florida neighborhood🦚🦚.

marleed I love Jojo Moyes - esp the me before you series, but this book was a meh minus for me. The history of Portland and racism was interesting and important to me but the actual story - not so much. 5mo
kspenmoll @marleed I totally get what you are saying. 😃 4mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

A women starts a shop when she feels at ends. Meanwhile, in the past, one woman gets married and it‘s not what she wants and another woman stands in the background.

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Sheridanb

“I can‘t mourn someone who left me without a backward glance.”

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Rebesta
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Mehso-so

An easy, fast read but a bit of a downer at times. There are a few plot twist that make up for it though.

marleed I didn‘t quite get this one. But I love Jojo! 5mo
Rebesta @marleed - She was relatable, but I liked Vivi. 5mo
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KnightOwl
Peacock Emporium | Jojo Moyes
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i‘m working harder to be a radiator! which are you?
#jojomoyes #thepeacockemporium #summerreading

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Josiedlove
Peacock Emporium | Jojo Moyes
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Time to relax & finish this book... It is soooo beautiful outside...Happy Reading Peeps...

#jojomoyes #thepeacockemporium #readingtime📖 #readingismagic #bookswag #bookporn #bookstagram #readingismyescape

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Josiedlove
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JoyBlue
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Bailedbailed

I bailed at 21% / 3:08:47. Dislike all of the characters. Bored with every story line.

Liatrek I started this one a few weeks ago and I was surprised how much I didn‘t like it but only got about 50 pages before bailing. I normally love Jojo books and planned to try again. 7mo
DivineDiana Too bad! 😕 7mo
marleed I get that. I stayed with it because I hated to give up on JoJo. I would have given it a pan except that I enjoyed the last third raising it to a SoSo. I won‘t remember this when I look back on my 2019 reads. 7mo
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Traci1 Aw that stinks. I have this one sitting on my tbr shelves. It's so pretty i had high hopes. 😕 7mo
JoyBlue @marleed I‘m glad it redeemed itself at least a bit. 🙂 7mo
JoyBlue @Traci1 I hope it will live up to your high hopes! 💙 7mo
JoyBlue @Liatrek Good luck with your retry! 🙂 7mo
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Josiedlove
Peacock Emporium | Jojo Moyes
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Beautiful night to sit out, read a little, while the sun sets... #jojomoyes #thepeacockemporium #perfectevening #sunsetting #birdschirping #nottohot #happy

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Freddie4473
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Started this one a few days ago. Did anyone struggle with the time lines? In my head I was picturing 1920 and the Suzanna in 1960, not 1960 and 2001. Anyone else? I still am enjoying it. I love everything Jojo Moyes writes.

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Josiedlove
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biblio_ginger I love your shoes! 😄 5mo
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marleed
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I would have liked this book more had I skimmed passed the first two-thirds to get to the last third. But then I might never know there is such a thing as a peacock bass.

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a.bookish.byrd
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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rustoryhuf
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Ran to the public library and found this treasure just sitting on the shelf, waiting for me.

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JenReadsAlot
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I'm pretty excited about today's library #bookhaul

MelissaSue81 Ooh those are some GOOD ones!! I want to read them all, I think. 8mo
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GlitterGirl
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This was sooo sooo sooo sooo very good!!! I absolutely loved it!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍
It also broke my heart! Ripped it out! Stomped on it! Chapter 14 & 18...Really? Really? That was needed? Seriously?
But it is brilliantly written and I could not put it down. Excellent foreshadowing! Go pick up a copy and read this masterpiece.😍😎😍😎😍😎😍

greenhairdontcare Haven‘t read this one by Jojo Moyes yet! Thanks! 9mo
mariaku21 Adding this to my tbr 9mo
Liatrek Great review! I‘ve had this one in my bookshelf for awhile. 9mo
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GlitterGirl
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I managed another 5 hours and a total of about 14 hours in the #TwelveInTwo challenge.
Thank you @Samplergal for this, as always it really helps with the TBR shelve!!!

Samplergal Wow! That‘s amazing. I have about 10.5 in. I still have tonight to get it in. 9mo
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GlitterGirl
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1. The Peacock Emporium - Jojo Moyes / Ruth Bader Gingsburg - Jane Sharron De Hart
2. Both
3. "You will get the life change, and He will get the glory."

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain
#2019BookHoroscope #DiligentCapricorn

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GlitterGirl
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1. The Peacock Emporium - Jojo Moyes / Ruth Bader Gingsburg - Jane Sharron De Hart
2. Both
3. "You will get the life change, and He will get the glory."

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain
#2019BookHoroscope #DiligentCapricorn

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GlitterGirl
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And another 4 hours in the #TwelveInTwo challenge. Total just over 9 hours. Will be squeezing in a few more. I so totally enjoy this book. Not something I would have picked up if it was not for #2019BookHoroscope on Read It Foward, but I can't put it down.

#DiligentCapricorn

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howjessreads
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Mehso-so

This one is about to have an American edition for the first time. (Hence why I got a review copy.) But you can tell it‘s one of Moyes‘ earlier novels. There were parts I really enjoyed though. #howjessreadsin2019

MallenNC I didn't realize this was an older book. 10mo
C.Perone I thought this was new🤷‍♀️ Looking forward to it even more now, I prefer her earlier work when it wasn't so commercialized 10mo
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Liatrek
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