book cover of The Peacock Summer
Added by 4 of our members

The Peacock Summer

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
A compelling story of hidden secrets and forbidden love, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of the Tides

'If she could reach back through the years and warn the person she once was, what would she say? ... What would she say to the ghosts who now inhabit her days? So many of those she has loved are now nothing but dust and memory.'

At twenty-six, Lillian feels trapped by life. Her marriage to Charles Oberon has not turned out the way she expected it would. To her it seems she is just another object captured within the walls of Cloudesley, her husband's beautiful manor house tucked away high in the Chiltern Hills. 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 his presence will unbalance everything she thought she knew and understood.

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 elderly grandmother, Lillian, falls ill she must head back to Cloudesley. Forced to face her past, Maggie fights to hold herself and her family's legacy together as she learns that all she thought was real, all that she held so close, was never as it seemed.

Two summers, decades apart.
Two women whose lives are forever entwined.
And a house that holds the dark secrets that could free them both.

Genre: Historical Romance

Praise for this book

"An engrossing and clever tale." - Anita Shreve


Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Hannah Richell's The Peacock Summer

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer: A gripping and heartwarming story of forbidden love, family and secrets
Author(s): Hannah Richell
ISBN: 1-4091-5221-9 / 978-1-4091-5221-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Richell
ISBN: 0-06-289934-1 / 978-0-06-289934-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer
Author(s): Hannah Richell
ISBN: 1-4091-5223-5 / 978-1-4091-5223-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : Paperback

Title: The Peacock Summer: A house of secrets Long ago betrayals And two women trapped by the past (16pt Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Hannah Richell
ISBN: 0-369-30593-0 / 978-0-369-30593-0
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2018 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer
Author(s): Hannah Richell
ISBN: 1-4091-5222-7 / 978-1-4091-5222-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2019 : Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Richell
ISBN: 1-982662-36-0 / 978-1-982662-36-3
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2019 : Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer: Library Edition
Author(s): Hannah Richell
ISBN: 1-982662-35-2 / 978-1-982662-35-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2019 : MP3 CD
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Richell
ISBN: 1-982662-37-9 / 978-1-982662-37-0
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2019 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Richell
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Richell
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2019 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: Peacock Summer
Author(s): Hannah Richell
ISBN: 1-5288-5962-6 / 978-1-5288-5962-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2018 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer
Author(s): Hannah Richell
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   


June 2018 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer
Author(s): Hannah Richell
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2018 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer
Author(s): Hannah Richell
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon   


June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer
Author(s): Hannah Richell
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer: A Novel
Author(s): Hannah Richell
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2018 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer: The most gripping story of forbidden love and hidden secrets you'll read this summer
Author(s): Hannah Richell
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Peacock Summer
Author(s): Hannah Richell
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon AU