The Peacock Summer

Synopsis

Two summers, decades apart. Two women whose lives are forever entwined. And a house that holds the secrets that could free them both.At twenty-six, Lillian feels ancient and exhausted. Her marriage to Charles Oberon has not turned out the way she thought it would. To her it seems she is just another beautiful object captured within the walls of Cloudesley, her husband's Chilterns manor house. But, with a young step-son and a sister to care for, Lillian accepts there is no way out for her. Then Charles makes an arrangement with an enigmatic artist visiting their home and her world is turned on its head.Maggie Oberon ran from the hurt and resentment she caused. Half a world away, in Australia, it was easier to forget, to pretend she didn't care. But when her grandmother, Lillian, falls ill she must head back to Cloudesley. Forced to face her past, she will learn that all she thought was real, all that she held so close, was never as it seemed.An utterly compelling story of secrets, betrayals and the consequences of a long-ago summer from the internationally bestselling author of Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year.
Hannah Richell
About the author

Hannah Richell

After the birth of her first child, Hannah Richell began writing as a guilty pleasure in stolen moments during her day. Her debut novel Secrets of the Tides was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and was shortlisted for the Debut Fiction Award at the 2013 Australian Indie Book Awards.

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          1. Carol Blackman says:

            How do I purchase a copy of this? I would like to read it on my kindle.