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The Peacock Summer

The Peacock Summer

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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 28th June 2018

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781409152217

Reviews

I loved being swept away in this heartwarming and fascinating novel. A great read
Katie Fforde
a beautifully written, wonderfully evocative read
FABULOUS MAGAZINE, SUN ON SUNDAY
Wonderfully written, a visual treat, compelling and full of excellent characters - highly recommended
Cesca Major, author of The Silent Hours and The Last Night
A wonderfully atmospheric novel that skilfully weaves together past and present
REDONLINE
Secrets, passion, sadness and sacrifice, more secrets... Wonderful book!
Susan Elliot Wright, author of The Things We Never Said
'A truly compassionate read'
PRIMA.CO.UK
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 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 beautiful and compelling story of forbidden love, grief and guilt...
Liz Fenwick
A heartwarming, compassionate story
PRIMA
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
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
A gorgeous, gorgeous book
Cressida McLaughlin
A wonderful emotional read that drew me in and didn't let go till the last page.
WOMAN AND HOME
A juicy mix of secrets and betrayals make The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell a perfect holiday read.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING