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The Peacock Emporium [Kindle Edition]

Jojo Moyes
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An escapist and romantic read from the queen of emotional women's fiction and RNA prize winner: 'A charming and enchanting read' Company

Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. And within two years of her marriage, the rumours had begun again.

Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother's shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium. Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life.

But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events. Only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future . . .

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'A complex, feel-good read' - EVE

'If you liked CHOCOLAT by Joanne Harris, you'll love FOREIGN FRUIT by Jojo Moyes . . . blissful, romantic reading' - Company

'A charming and enchanting read' - Company

A worthy successor to Maeve Binchy and Rosamunde Pilcher (Publishers Weekly)

'A rich chocolate box of a novel' - WOMAN AND HOME

Even if the sun isn't shining, this book will make you feel like it is (Good Housekeeping on FOREIGN FRUIT)

'Entertaining' - Image Magazine, Dublin

A charming and enchanting read (Company)

'It says a lot for the author's storytelling powers that this classy family drama had me utterly engrossed, deeply involved with the characters and caring madly about their fate.' - Australian Woman's Weekly

'A captivating read' - OK

'This is a wonderful read.' You Magazine, South Africa

'Another feel-good read from the author of Foreign Fruit' - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Book Description

Backed by a major consumer marketing campaign, Jojo Moyes' third novel PEACOCK EMPORIUM will win her thousands more fans

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 969 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (10 Jan. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043VD67G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,544 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very slow start, great finish 29 Dec. 2012
By Sooze
I am a big fan of Jojo Moyes but this wasn't one of my favourites. The sub-story in the first chapter immediately had me hooked and I thought I was in for a great read. From then on though, I have to say I didn't really enjoy the next 200+ pages. Although this part introduces the various characters and strands of the story, I found it slow, quite boring and disjointed with nothing happening that made me want to read on. Read on I did though and wham! without much warning the story explodes into a brilliant page-turning ending that resulted in my 3 star rating (3.5 would be more accurate). So, I'd say if you're a fast reader this might be worth a try. If you're a bit of a plodder, like me, maybe give it a miss. I haven't recommended this book to my friends.

The Jojo Moyes book I would recommend to everyone is You Before Me. It is brilliant and I don't know anyone that has read it and not loved it.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice little gem of a novel 14 Dec. 2009
By Nicola F (Nic) TOP 500 REVIEWER
This is the second novel of Moyes' I've read and she's quickly becoming a favourite author of mine, mainly due to her ability to create quirky characters and imaginitive settings.

The Peacock Emporium focuses on Suzanna Peacock, a somewhat 'spoiled little rich girl,' her struggling marriage and her family secrets. It's centered around her vintage knick-knacky shop and the people she encounters there with a nice dash of romance and a splash of heartache thrown in for good measure.

The story jumps backwards and forwards in time from different characters perspectives which *could* be confusing though eventually Moyes ties it all together with a nice lacey bow. I went through stages of despising and feeling sympathy for all the characters involved, which I think is the sign of a good author and a good read. I was sorry to see this book end, I wish there was a Peacock Emporium in my local high street!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow Start 22 Sept. 2009
I did enjoy this eventually; it took for me an exceptionally long time to read, over a week. I found it very slow and it took me ages to feel involved enough in the story to want to read much more than a chapter at a time. The first few chapters are important as they introduce the reader to the history of the heroine's family background. At the time this may seem irrelevant but persevere and read beyond this and it will all click into place.
The protagonist is Suzanna Peacock who with her husband has returned to live in the small country town of her birth. An emotionally disturbed young woman she has a lot to come to terms with in her life, especially her past and the way her mother though long dead still seems to affect her happiness. The only place Suzanna seems to be comfortable with herself is in the Peacock Emporium the shop she opens and it is here we learn the stories of the complex cast of characters that are drawn to the Emporium. A series of dramatic events threaten Suzanna's stability but in true chick lit style there is a happy ending.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jojo Moyes........brilliant!! 6 May 2012
I found this book absolutely brilliant. I did not want it to end. The characters were all soooo good and real. This is the first Jojo Moyes book that I have read........bring on the next one!!! Thank you Jojo xxx
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As usual a gripping read 27 May 2013
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Having read a lot of Jojo Moyes' books I would say that this is less well thought out than some of them and not quite so well put together. However it is still a gripping read nonetheless and has some lovely comments on life and how different people live it in very different ways.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing - and not just the writing... 11 Aug. 2009
By ~The Bookworm~ VINE VOICE
I had high hopes for this because I'd just read and adored SILVER BAY. I couldn't wait to read more of Jojo Moyes' work, took the plunge and bought this one and SHIP OF BRIDES together... so it was galling and disppointing to realise very quickly that this book is drearily written with unconvincing characters and relationships, a twee depiction of small town High Street life that probably disappeared fifteen years ago, very poor copy-editing, some continuity issues, and a bizarre narrative structure. Goodness knows how it was accepted for publication. Avoid this one and go for SILVER BAY instead. I hope SHIP OF BRIDES is better or it'll be following PEACOCK to the charity shop.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An easy read but a great one! 14 Feb. 2007
I picked this book up completely by chance and read it in practically one go. Its an easy read but so satisfying. Characters and plot are really inviting. Went on to read all of the rest of Jojo Moyes books after this and have loved them all. Would recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unpredictable... 4 Jan. 2013
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If not a little confusing at times. I enjoyed that I couldn't guess what was going to happen but I must admit I got lost at times as to who's story I was reading. I have now read a few of Jojo Moyes a love the way her books are set especially the one set in past and present looking forward to the next one I read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ... have given this three stars because it is an easy read, as all...
I have given this three stars because it is an easy read, as all Jojo Moyes books are, but I didn't think this was one of her best - basically because I didn't really take to the... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Lorna
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read
Published 20 days ago by Lesley.ann
4.0 out of 5 stars Peacock Emporium
I like Jo Jo Moyes but this wasn't one of my favourites. I found the story a little slow, but the sparky narrative just about saved it. Read more
Published 23 days ago by BOOKWORM
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Not quite as enjoyable as others by this author.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. S. Wood
3.0 out of 5 stars love story
Lovely small town characters and interesting family secrets type of saga. Real life experience of birth and death and loss.
Published 1 month ago by June Jurmann
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow going
Have only just started reading it. It is going at quite a slow pace but will continue reading.
Published 1 month ago by Jenny Holland
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Yet again q lovely tale from Jo Jo Moyes
Published 1 month ago by julie dunn
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed but not the best
Although I enjoyed this book I didn't feel as drawn in as with other books by Jo Jo Moyles. As others have said it did jump around and it wasn't always clear whose story was being... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Maggie Buckley
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This book did not arrive on my kindle. Can you find out why please ?
Published 2 months ago by maykidd
3.0 out of 5 stars Not her best
found it very hard to get into this book and I finally gave up reading it half way through. It never gripped me like previous books.
Published 2 months ago by Pen Name
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