Summary

The only place Suzanna Peacock finds comfort is her shop, which provides a haven for the misfits in town. But she is forced to confront events of the past and her family that have been haunting her for so long. And she discovers that the key to her happiness may have been in front of her all along....
©2004 Jojo Moyes (P)2005 W.F. Howes Ltd
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"A rich chocolate box of a novel." ( Good Housekeeping)
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5 out of 5 stars
By MARLENE on 12-07-16

The Peacock Emporium

Yet another lovely story from Jo Jo Moyes. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a story about a troubled young woman who is unhappy with her life and tries to find herself by opening a little shop, where she can just be herself. Coming from a family who really love her but she cannot see it. And a husband she is unhappy with. This book definitely deserves a read. I would highly recommend it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Patricia on 16-06-16

perhaps unfair expectations

I always look forward to a new Jojo Moyes book as her past books have been beyond expectations and were 6 star ratings if that was possible. This book was enjoyable but did not quite live up other previous books. It will not stop me downloading future books straight away when they come out. It must be difficult to keep up her usual standard all the time.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dee on 02-10-16

Loved the book; hated the main character

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I've read most of Jojo Moyes books so in my eyes, she can do no wrong. I haven't liked (or even reviewed) all of her books but she does have a way of creating a realistic world with realistic people and she does so again with this one.

I loved this listen! I hated Suzanna. In fact, Suzanna's HEA pissed me off. I suppose Suzanna had reasons for being the way she was, and the author does not portray her as anything but troubled and searching, but the bodies she bowled over in the quest to find herself made me want to smack her. And poor Neil.

At it's core, this book was about love. The long-suffering kind. The loving a child that's not yours kind. The hold on no matter what cost kind. The I love me more than you kind. The if I can't have you no one else will kind. The don't leave me kind.

In the end, some trains collided, some didn't.

I don't get the "slow start" some people have said about this book. I thought the narration was excellent and the books rhythm moved right along for me.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anita Kristensen on 13-08-16

A lovely, moving book

After a bit of a slow and confusing start, the book got hold of my heartstrings and moved me both softly and fiercely. So many lives and so much we dont get at a glance. Lovely read, very good job!

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