The Peacock Summer

The Peacock Summer From internationally bestselling author Hannah Richell comes this compelling story of hidden secrets forbidden love and a mysterious old house Two summers decades apart Two women whose lives are fo
  • Title: The Peacock Summer
  • Author: Hannah Richell
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  • Page: 387
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  • The Peacock Summer
    From internationally bestselling author Hannah Richell comes this compelling story of hidden secrets, forbidden love, and a mysterious old house.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 From internationally bestselling author Hannah Richell comes this compelling story of hidden secrets, forbidden love, and a mysterious old house.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 rem
    The Peacock Summer By Hannah Richell,

    The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell Jun , The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell is a very atmospheric novel about a beautiful old mansion now crumbling and in need of repair and the secrets that it holds Maggie comes home from Australia to look after her grandmother Lillian The old lady has been in hospital and is confused to whether she is living in the past or present. The Peacock Summer A Novel Richell, Hannah About the Author Hannah Richell is a dual citizen of Great Britain and Australia, and lives in the South West of England with her family She is the author of Secrets of the Tides published in the US as The House of Tides , The Shadow Year, and The Peacock Summer Her books have been translated into seventeen languages. The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell, Paperback Barnes Jul , About the Author Hannah Richell is a dual citizen of Great Britain and Australia, and lives in the South West of England with her family She is the author of Secrets of the Tides published in the US as The House of Tides , The Shadow Year, and The Peacock Summer Her books have been translated into seventeen languages. The Peacock Summer HarperCollins A juicy mix of secrets and betrayals make The Peacock Summer a perfect holiday read Good Housekeeping UK From internationally bestselling author Hannah Richell comes a compelling story of hidden secrets, forbidden love, and a mysterious old house. THE PEACOCK SUMMER Reading Group Choices The Peacock Summer is a novel of two summers and two women, connected by family ties and the secrets hidden inside the locked room of a fading English manor house It is, I hope, a compelling and emotional read for anyone who loves stories with romance and mystery at their heart. BOOK CLUB The Peacock Summer Book Reviews Beauty and The Peacock Summer is an historical fiction, largely concerned with events in the mid s but it has elements of love, mystery, passion and secrets Secrets that have a way of eventually being uncovered and tearing the shades from everything the younger generation thought they knew.

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    Hannah Richell was born in Kent, England and spent her childhood years in Buckinghamshire and Canada After graduating from the University of Nottingham in 1998 she worked in book publishing and film Hannah began to write while pregnant with her first child The result was Secrets of the Tides, picked for the 2012 Richard Judy Book Club, the Waterstones Book Club and shortlisted for the Aus Hannah Richell was born in Kent, England and spent her childhood years in Buckinghamshire and Canada After graduating from the University of Nottingham in 1998 she worked in book publishing and film Hannah began to write while pregnant with her first child The result was Secrets of the Tides, picked for the 2012 Richard Judy Book Club, the Waterstones Book Club and shortlisted for the Australian Independent Bookseller Best Debut Fiction Award, ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year 2013 and ABIA Newcomer of the Year 2013 The novel has been translated into sixteen languages Her follow up novel was The Shadow Year and her third, The Peacock Summer, will be published in 2018.Hannah has written for a number of media outlets including Harper s Bazaar, The Independent, Fairfax Media and Australian Women s Weekly She is a dual citizen of the UK and Australia, though currently lives in the South West of England with her family

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  • Lillian was a na ve young woman of twenty one when the wealthy and aristocratic Charles Oberon asked for her hand in marriage She only had her beloved sister Helene to care for, and Charles assured her he would take care of her needs Lillian loved Charles six year old son, Albie and in her innocence, thought she could make a difference to the man who had lost so much Living in the Chilterns manor house, Cloudesley, Lillian began to feel trapped and caged but she had no choice This was her Lillia [...]


  • I listened to this lovely and heartbreaking novel on audio last summer It was just the right blend of mystery, historical and Gothic fiction Dark family secrets are hidden in the walls of Cloudesley Can Lillian save granddaughter Maggie from her same fate Wraps up with a bittersweet ending Enjoyable


  • The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell is a very atmospheric novel about a beautiful old mansion now crumbling and in need of repair and the secrets that it holds Maggie comes home from Australia to look after her grandmother Lillian The old lady has been in hospital and is confused to whether she is living in the past or present She remembers the time of her unhappy marriage and a young painter who came to work for her husband This is the first book I have read by this author and I will be lo The [...]


  • This is the perfect word to describe Hannah Richell s latest and third release, The Peacock Summer The writing is celestial, the characters defining and the narrative irresistible It is all set to a stirring stage, a crumbling old manor house on an English estate The Peacock Summer is a tale that does not give up its secrets so easily, but when they are revealed, readers will bask in the glory of the love, passion, heartbreak and tragedy that be This is the perfect word to describe Hannah Richel [...]


  • Hannah Richell s third novel centres, as her others have, on a house Cloudesley is a grand country manor, home to the Oberon family Lillian Oberon, now in her late eighties, has recently had a fall and suffered a kidney infection she needs rest, and can t bear the thought of recuperating anywhere other than Cloudesley Her granddaughter Maggie has spent the past year in Australia, and when she comes back to care for Lillian, she finds the house in dire need of repairs nobody in the family ca Hann [...]


  • Old gothic houseSecret roomsSecrets inside the wallsDual time line storyOne visitor to the house changes everythingA summer read to savour Visit the locations in the novel Visit Cloudesley Manor in the Chiltern HillsI loved this book from the start The cover is gorgeous too I should add and perfectly frames the story inside.Where do I start with this review Recommended reading if you enjoy family mysteries set over decades and all revealing themselves in large gothic houses with secret room Old [...]


  • The Peacock Summer is a brilliantly atmospheric story of illusion and heartbreak, orbiting around an illustrious English estate filled with priceless treasures and the darkest of secrets While I was tempted to simply devour this novel, I slowed down and lingered over it, because it s that sort of story, where you want to just immerse yourself for as long as possible, so elegant was the writing and so consuming was the story The house itself, Cloudesley, had a presence all of its own, Hannah Ri T [...]


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