The Peacock Summer
A gripping and heartwarming story of forbidden love, family and secrets
By Hannah Richell
A compelling story of secrets and lies from the bestselling author of The Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year.
A compelling story of hidden secrets and forbidden love, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of the Tides
'Completely captivating' Kate Riordan
'Atmospheric and moving' Katherine Webb
Hidden deep in the dusty wing of an old manor house stands a locked room, forgotten by all - except one. Sixty years ago Lillian Oberon was mistress of Cloudesley, until one glittering summer, when a doomed love affair changed her life forever.
Now frail and muddled, Lillian is the sole guardian of Cloudesley, and of its dark secrets. Only when Maggie, her devoted granddaughter, returns to nurse her - and her own heartbreak - do the walls of the past begin to crumble, threatening to bring the tragic consequences of that summer to light...
Can Maggie unlock her family's tangled history, before all she holds dear is lost forever?
Reviews for The Peacock Summer
'A juicy mix of secrets and betrayals make The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell a perfect holiday read.' Good Housekeeping
'A heartwarming, compassionate story' PRIMA
'A beautiful and compelling story of forbidden love, grief and guilt...' Liz Fenwick
'A wonderfully atmospheric novel that skilfully weaves together past and present' REDONLINE
'Wonderfully written, a visual treat, compelling and full of excellent characters - highly recommended' Cesca Major, author of The Silent Hours
'Secrets, passion, sadness and sacrifice, more secrets... Wonderful book!' Susan Elliot Wright, author of The Things We Never Said
Hannah is the author of international bestsellers Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year. The Peacock Summer is her third novel. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages.
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28 Jun 2018
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A juicy mix of secrets and betrayals make The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell a perfect holiday read. — GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Even more beguiling than her previous books. Stuffed full of family secrets, it's a tale of longing and dappled sunlight and the shimmering heat of lust. Exquisite, glamorous and breath-holdingly plotted — Veronica Henry
Poignant, romantic and beautifully written, I was completely captivated by this dual narrative story about forbidden love. Hannah Richell is a gifted storyteller; The Peacock Summer a wonderfully immersive book. Absolutely gorgeous — Kate Riordan
A heartwarming, compassionate story — PRIMA
A beautifully crafted story of heartbreak and hope. A bygone summer, simmering tensions, illicit passion, heroines to really root for - The Peacock Summer is thoroughly captivating. A treat of a read. — Emylia Hall
A wonderfully atmospheric novel that skilfully weaves together past and present — REDONLINE
A rich, evocative and very moving piece of writing. The story drew me in and kept me immersed right to the final pages — Katherine Webb
A beautiful and compelling story of forbidden love, grief and guilt... — Liz Fenwick
Wonderfully written, a visual treat, compelling and full of excellent characters - highly recommended — Cesca Major, author of The Silent Hours and The Last Night
Secrets, passion, sadness and sacrifice, more secrets... Wonderful book! — Susan Elliot Wright, author of The Things We Never Said
A gorgeous, gorgeous book — Cressida McLaughlin
'A truly compassionate read' — PRIMA.CO.UK