The Peacock Emporium PDF/EPUB ô The Peacock MOBI

The Peacock Emporium PDF/EPUB ô The Peacock  MOBI In the Sixties, Athene Forster is the most glamorous girl of her generation Nicknamed the Last Deb, she is also beautiful, spoilt and out of control When she agrees to marry dashing young heir Douglas Fairley Hulme her parents breathe a sigh of relief But within two years rumours have begun to circulate about Athene s affair with a young salesman Thirty five years on, Suzanna Peacock is struggling with her glamorous mother s legacy At odds with her father and his second wife, struggling in a stalled marriage, she returns to the place of her birth to find that the ghost of her mother, in differing ways, still haunts them all The only place she finds comfort is in her shop, The Peacock Emporium, a coffee shop cum curio store, decorated in her own image, which provides a haven for other misfits in the town There she makes perhaps the first real friends of her life, including Alejandro, a male midwife, escaping his own ghosts in Argentina But the spectre of Athene and the shop itself combine to set in place a chain of tragic events, forcing Suzanna to confront the feelings she has disguised for so long and her family, in their varying ways, finally to deal with the events of the past And Suzanna discovers the key to her history, and her happiness, may have been in front of her all along 2.5 StarsMixed feelings for this family drama with a sliver of mystery.I liked the story it flits between different times and characters but the main story is about Suzanna Peacock n e Fairley Hulme who is a woman in her thirties struggling to find her way and faces a tragedy that changes her life.We are given stories about the people that relate to Suzanna past and present to flesh out her otherwise insipid life.The biggest problem I have with this book is the characters Suzanna herself, and 2.5 StarsMixed feelings for this family drama with a sliver of mystery.I liked the story it flits between different times and characters but the main story is about Suzanna Peacock n e Fairley Hulme who is a woman in her thirties struggling to find her way and faces a tragedy that changes her life.We are given stories about the people that relate to Suzanna past and present to flesh out her otherwise insipid life.The biggest problem I have with this book is the characters Suzanna herself, and her Mother before her are supremely spoilt and egocentric women and I disliked both immensely.And even the Grandmother Rosemary is insufferable Suzanna makes a drama out of everything even when there is nothing happening at all and just can t cope with anything not concerning herself she is AWFUL Her family including her husband but not Rosemary deserve a medal for putting up with her flouncing and tantrums.So there was a lot of eye rolling and gritting of teeth but somehow I persevered with the story and made it to the end which I did not like btw.The story telling is really good but the people are hideous apart from Vivie and Jessie who are severely put upon which made me evenmad , so in conclusion a bit of a mixed bag but there is a good story here I m so relieved that I ve finished this I feel like I should get a medal for making it through this Any other author and I would have given up easily after the first couple chapters I m not an easy reader, I m not one of those people that can finish a book in a day so its really a miracle that I slugged through this and finished it.I would not recommend this to anyone who loves romances My thoughts while reading this BoredI want to give up..The main character Suzanna is depressing to rea I m so relieved that I ve finished this I feel like I should get a medal for making it through this Any other author and I would have given up easily after the first couple chapters I m not an easy reader, I m not one of those people that can finish a book in a day so its really a miracle that I slugged through this and finished it.I would not recommend this to anyone who loves romances My thoughts while reading this BoredI want to give up..The main character Suzanna is depressing to read.BoringI feel sorry for her husband Neil So depressing.What the hell is this book even about I want to read something elseAnd this is all just 30% that I read.I hated how her husband Neil was treated, he desperately just wanted kids and Suzanna s attitude to all that was just a complete inconvenience to her I felt like Neil was wasting his time with her and should just divorce her, she definitely didn t deserve him I mean she s nearing 35 he s nearly 40, she s not getting any younger and there been together for 10 or so years, If she didn t want kids then she should have let her husband go so he could have a future with someone else Every interaction she has with her husband I kept thinking poor Neil I felt sorry for him for staying with Suzanna who felt to me was completely dead inside If Neil was some drunk or cheater I would have accepted her and Alejandros relationship but he wasn t some awful husband He didn t deserve having Suzanna as a wife.Another character I felt sorry for was Vivi, she was definitely under appreciated by her family Everything she did for her husband, her mother in law, she felt likeof the maid, you could tell she loved her husbandthan he loved her and even though Suzanna isn t tecniqully her biological daughter she raised and loved her as her own anyway, I felt Suzanna to be a complete bitch towards her.Reading this book actually made me depressed, literally drained of energy Yes I could have given up, could have tossed it aside and forgot I ever picked it up, but the weird thing was was that I just had to finish it, it became an addiction towards the last quarter, however messed up the characters were I just had to know how their lives ended Jojo Moyes did a great job in story telling, weaving all these characters together I don t know if I regret reading this book though, its not like I learnt anything If I had to describe to someone what this book is about, I don t know what I would say, I m still not even sure what it was about A women s journey of being a bitchy unhappy depressed women to finding happiness Is this book sad view spoiler Yes depressingly sad hide spoiler Tearjerker view spoiler towards the end it definitely was hide spoiler Does this have a HEA view spoiler Depends on the character But yes, It did have a HEA hide spoiler view spoiler I would have liked to know what ever happened to Neil though would have made up for the crap he had to deal with being with Suzanna hide spoiler So glad I m done I won this ARC in a GoodReads giveaway I ve been a big fan of Jojo Moyes since first discovering her work in One Plus One While this one was a bit difficult to get into at first, by the time I was halfway through the book I was entranced and completely moved by the final pages. A bit confusing in my opinion, but good once the ending brings everything together The Peacock Emporium reflects Jojo Moyes much earlier work as it was first published 15 years ago Moyes has grown as a writer by leaps and bounds since then but this novel was still an interesting read that alternates timeframes and heroines.My favorite quoteBecause that was it, loving someone, wasn t it The knowledge that, if nothing else, you wanted them to be happy Audiobook narrated by Elizabeth Sastre, A bit confusing in my opinion, but good once the ending brings everything together The Peacock Emporium reflects Jojo Moyes much earlier work as it was first published 15 years ago Moyes has grown as a writer by leaps and bounds since then but this novel was still an interesting read that alternates timeframes and heroines.My favorite quoteBecause that was it, loving someone, wasn t it The knowledge that, if nothing else, you wanted them to be happy Audiobook narrated by Elizabeth Sastre, Christine Rendel, and Fabio Tassone

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