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Peacock Summer
Peacock Summer | Hannah Richell
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Two women who long for more, and a house that holds the key to their freedom...From internationally bestselling author Hannah Richell comes this compelling story of hidden secrets, forbidden love, and a mysterious old house. "A juicy mix of secrets and betrayals make The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell a perfect holiday read."-- Good Housekeeping (UK)Two summers, decades apart...Two women whose lives are forever entwined... And a house that holds the dark secrets that could free them both.1955: At twenty-six-years old, Lillian Oberon is young, beautiful, and married to the wealthy and handsome Charles Oberon. She is also the mistress of Cloudesley, a lavish estate. But not long after her nuptials, she begins to feel her marriage is a sham. Like the exquisite objets d'art, curiosities, and treasures her husband collects, she is just another possession captured within the walls of the grand countryside manor. With a sister and young stepson in her care, Lillian has made peace with her unfulfilling marriage and fate--until a charismatic artist visits for the summer and makes Lillian re-examine the choices she's made. The present day: Having abruptly broken off her engagement, Maggie Oberon escapes to Australia, hoping that the distance will make her forget the mess she's made of her life. But when her beloved grandmother, Lillian, becomes ill, she must return to England and confront the past she ran away from. When she arrives at Cloudesley, she is dismayed to find the once opulent estate crumbling into decay. As Maggie scrambles to find a way to save the old property, she is unprepared to learn the dark secrets that have remained hidden behind the dark halls of Cloudesley. But within these walls also lies the key that could change its legacy--and Maggie's life--forever.
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kspenmoll
The Peacock Summer | Hannah Richell
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I have subscribed to Just the Right Book offered by RJJulia Booksellers and have enjoyed each pick. This is my most recent #bookmail #justtherightbook.Has some mystery, a family saga, a crumbling English estate with secrets in its halls, prodigal granddaughter returning from Australia to care for her ill grandmother. Cooling off on my porch until the predicted thunderstorm to arrives.

Tamra Beautiful pic! 1mo
Eggs Pot is gorgeous and matches the book 📚 1mo
Crazeedi Sounds good!!❤ 1mo
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Cathyloves2read
Peacock Summer | Hannah Richell

Something for us all to think about and live by: “You will never be as young or beautiful as you are today. Be bold. Seize the life that was meant to be yours. Make it magnificent.“

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BookNAround
The Peacock Summer | Hannah Richell
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This book has the most gorgeous cover but it just isn‘t gripping me the way I‘d hoped. I do have to power through it though.

brit91 I agree the cover is beautiful and this is a beautiful picture!😍📚 2mo
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VanessaCW
The Peacock Summer | Hannah Richell
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This is such a lovely story! I love a dual timeframe tale and this one just gripped me from beginning to end. The interconnecting stories are wonderfully and seamlessly told. The descriptions are vividly depicted with some interesting, well drawn characters. A compelling and captivating story of love in all its forms, jealousy, courage and forgiveness. I absolutely loved it. Highly recommended.

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margreads
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I have mixed emotions after finishing this book. I am really glad to have read the conclusion but sad to be saying farewell at the same time.

I love dual timeline books and this is a good example of why.

Such a good read. My favourite book this year so far

#aussieauthor #awwc

Joanne1 You sold me with the dual timeline bit. 1y
margreads @Joanne1 one of my favourite storytelling technique. This one was just straight forward but really well done 1y
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margreads
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Started a new #audiobook on the way into work this morning

#awwc #aussieauthor

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