The Peacock Emporium

The Peacock Emporium

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In the sixties, Athene Forster was the most glamorous girl of her generation. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was also beautiful, spoiled, and out of control. When she agreed to marry the gorgeous young heir Douglas Fairley-Hulme, her parents breathed a sigh of relief. But within two years, rumors had begun to circulate about Athene's affair with a young salesman. Thirty-five years later, Suzanna Peacock is struggling with her notorious mother's legacy. The only place Suzanna finds comfort is in The Peacock Emporium, the beautiful coffee bar and shop she opens that soon enchants her little town. There she makes perhaps the first real friends of her life, including Alejandro, a male midwife, escaping his own ghosts in Argentina. The specter of her mother still haunts Suzanna. But only by confronting both her family and her innermost self will she finally reckon with the past--and discover that the key to her history, and her happiness, may have been in front of her all along.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
Edition: Large print ed..
ISBN: 9781984882981
1984882988
Characteristics: 582 pages ; 24 cm
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kathygwa
Feb 22, 2021

This book was confusing, with too many characters.

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curd5223
Mar 27, 2020

This book is not her best. I do love the way she writes though. My favorite is Me Before You and her continuing that story in a few books after that. I wish she would "write faster."

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audmel65
Mar 09, 2020

I like most of her books but I gave up on this one as it had too many characters to keep track of.

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fsher002
Jul 28, 2019

This book is not truly representative of the others that JoJo Moyes has written. It is a little confusing at the beginning and the characters were not as developed as in other books. I did enjoy the read but have loved her other books much better - my favorite is Ship of Brides.

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MarilynMcDonald
Jul 20, 2019

I have loved all of JoJo Moyes books, but this one was such a disappointment. Gave up after about one-quarter of the way through, although I did flip to the end to see how it all tied together. It didn't, really, at least not for me.

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mjk236sb
Jun 10, 2019

This was an early book which had some good moments but was difficult to follow at times. Can say that she has developed a great deal since writing this story.

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trigal27
May 20, 2019

Not worth reading and a sorry representation of the author's writing. Author leaves her characters undefined and the reader guessing as to who is who and what is going on. It was a struggle to figure out what was happening. I don't want to struggle when I read a book. I read for pleasure, relaxation, intellectual stimulation. Where I once looked forward to reading the author's books, I now will pass over reading any others from her. Hugely disappointing.

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laurimac1
May 16, 2019

This book is not of the same caliber as Jojo Moyes' other novels. The character development is very weak, and the main character is particularly unappealing. Although this is a new book, I believe it was written much earlier before Moyes' writing improved.

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sgowens1
May 04, 2019

I have enjoyed this author's books, so I was happy when her latest novel came out. It took about two chapters to get into the plot, but once I did, it was just very interesting. I hope she hurrys up and writes her next novel!

Originally I didn't want to watch this because I am a fan of the Mitford Series books and have read them all. I didn't look forward to seeing how they botched up the book turned movie. Not to fear. The movie is excellent and being Hallmark you know it is family friendly. Beyond that I found it light-hearted and interesting to see how they took the book and put it to movie. I pictured Pastor Tim as much older in my mind when I read the books. But it actually works really well with Cameron Mathison. If you are looking for a light, simple movie that is pretty much predictable yet fun and interesting, then you will like this movie. If you are a Mitford series book fan, you will most likely truly enjoy. Thanks to library for having this title available!

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