The Peacock Emporium

The Peacock Emporium

Jojo Moyes / Oct 22, 2019

The Peacock Emporium From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You After You and Still Me the story of a young woman who finds safe harbor after opening an eclectic shop as she reck

  • Title: The Peacock Emporium
  • Author: Jojo Moyes
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  • From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, After You, and Still Me, the story of a young woman who finds safe harbor after opening an eclectic shop as she reckons with the troubling mystery of her pastIn the sixties, Athene Forster was the most glamorous girl of her generation Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was also beautiful, spoiled, and out of control From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, After You, and Still Me, the story of a young woman who finds safe harbor after opening an eclectic shop as she reckons with the troubling mystery of her pastIn the sixties, Athene Forster was the most glamorous girl of her generation Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was also beautiful, spoiled, and out of control When she agreed to marry the gorgeous young heir Douglas Fairley Hulme, her parents breathed a sigh of relief But within two years, rumors had begun to circulate about Athene s affair with a young salesman.Thirty five years later, Suzanna Peacock is struggling with her notorious mother s legacy The only place she finds comfort is in the shop, The Peacock Emporium, a coffee shop cum gift store she opened, 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 specter of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting off a chain of tragic events Only by confronting both her family and the feelings she has disguised for so long will she be able to come to terms with the past As she finds her footing, Suzanna discovers that the key to her history, and her happiness, may have been in front of her all along Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 432 pages Expected publication April 9th 2019 by Penguin Books first published June 10th 2004 More Details Original Title The Peacock Emporium ISBN 0735222339 ISBN13 9780735222335 Edition Language English Other Editions 28 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes Author Release date Apr 09, 2019 From the 1 New York Times bestselling author, Jojo Moyes, the story of a young woman who finds new meaning in life after opening an eclectic shop and From the 1 New York Times bestselling author, Jojo Moyes, the story of a young woman who finds new meaning in life after opening an eclectic shop and comes to terms with the secrets of her past In the sixties, Athene Forster was the most glamorous girl of her generation Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was also beautiful, spoiled, and out of control When she agreed to marry the gorgeous young heir Douglas Fairley Hulme, her parents breathed a sigh of relief But within two years, rumors had begun to circulate about Athene s affair with a young salesman.Thirty five years later, Suzanna Peacock is struggling with her notorious mother s legacy The only place Suzanna finds comfort is in The Peacock Emporium, the beautiful coffee bar and shop she opens that soon enchants her little town There she makes perhaps the first real friends of her life, including Alejandro, a male midwife, escaping his own ghosts in Argentina.The specter of her mother still haunts Suzanna But only by confronting both her family and her innermost self will she finally reckon with the past and discover that the key to her history, and her happiness, may have been in front of her all along.Enter for a chance to win 1 of 100 advance reader copies of PEACOCK EMPORIUM by Jojo Moyes Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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manera de vivir una vida aut ntica y feliz, abre su tienda obstinadamente siguiendo su coraz n La tienda se convierte en el catalizador para una nueva vida y una nueva confianza para Suzzana, aprender qui n Un drama encantador sobre la familia y el amor escrito maravillosamente Otra historia asombrosa de Jojo Moyes Suzzana, una chica defectuosa e infeliz, es frecuentada y moldeada por su pasado a pesar de que ella sabe poco sobre ello Su vida se ha puesto al rev s y en la b squeda de una manera de vivir una vida aut ntica y feliz, abre su tienda obstinadamente siguiendo su coraz n La tienda se convierte en el catalizador para una nueva vida y una nueva confianza para Suzzana, aprender qui n es y encontrar el amor, la amistad y disfrutar de la compa a de otros Debo reconocer que al principio no me gust Suzanna, pero una vez que entiendes m s sobre su vida familiar y ver c mo su car cter evolucionas, tiendes a tomarle cari o.Me aloque un poco cuando le facetas de misma en Suzzana y en otros personajes interesantes que conforman esta historia tan sensatamente contada Jojo inyecta la vida en sus personajes de una manera que ning n otro autor maneja.Suzanna Peacock y la gente que forma parte de su vida, sus penas, sus peque as alegr as, sus agon as, sus errores, todo es pintado por Jojo Moyes de una manera deliciosa En su estilo caracter stico hay suspenso, sorpresas aleatorias y por supuesto cada personaje es nico.La historia se divide en el tiempo, visitamos el pasado para obtener algo de la historia de fondo y luego llegar al presente con Suzanna y la acumulaci n de los personajes y la historia que eventualmente todos se enlazan entre s Suzanna es el personaje principal, pero esto no se hace evidente hasta m s adelante en la historia Mientras disfrutaba de esta historia, me pareci que al principio iba a paso lento y no fue hasta que consegu llegar hasta despu s de la pagina 100 que realmente la historia me mantuvo adicta a su lectura Y es que a medida que cada cap tulo comienza el lector es inicialmente envuelto en el misterio acerca de qui n es el sujeto y que eran los eventos que estaban teniendo lugar Sin embargo, como el libro evoluciona, el misterio se resuelve y el rompecabezas de las vidas de los personajes toma forma El libro no es inusual en su mayor a, ya que implica una multitud de emociones humanas y de relaciones marcadas pero es un libro con muchos mensajes fuertes Es la historia de las diferencias generacionales, las culturas cambiantes y la construcci n de la confianza Este ltimo es especialmente dif cil despu s de toda una vida de negaci n y fabricaci n Hay algunos temas clave en los que trabaja Jojo Moyes el tema de las mentiras y el enga o, los roles que el dinero y el estatus juegan en la compleja red del matrimonio es otro El libro tom algunas vueltas que no esperaba, pero en ltima instancia es una historia de c mo la familia forma nuestra creencia en s mismo y las decisiones simples que toman las personas y la complejidad de por qu lo hacen.En algunos puntos, esta historia se qued rezagada, pero yo estaba lo suficientemente interesada para seguir leyendo Me alegro de haberlo hecho, ya que me pareci un libro muy satisfactorio y gratificante La forma en que maneja estos contratiempos es una medida de hasta d nde ha llegado en su desarrollo personal Se podr a pensar que una novela con tantas capas puede complicar demasiado las cosas y obstaculizar el proceso de lectura, pero honestamente puedo decir que esto nunca fue un factor para m , s lo disfrutaba sumergirme en la vida de las personas fascinantes que Jojo Moyes cre flag 41 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jul 21, 2014 Hache rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves 2014, jojo moyes 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 upThe main character Suzanna is depressing to read 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 upThe 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 like of the maid, you could tell she loved her husband than 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 flag 18 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Mar 30, 2018 Pilar rated it really liked it review of another edition A pesar de que Jojo tiene un patr n de novelas muy concreto, historia del pasado que se cruza y afecta al presente, me gusta mucho la sensibilidad que tiene en su escritura y la forma de contar las cosas m s dram ticas sin ser una tragedia griega En esta historia nos cuenta la forma en la que el pasado, nuestra forma de entenderlo y recordarlo afecta a lo que somos Hay personajes con los que no he congeniado mucho, pero es de admirar la forma de la autora de perfilar distintas personalidades y A pesar de que Jojo tiene un patr n de novelas muy concreto, historia del pasado que se cruza y afecta al presente, me gusta mucho la sensibilidad que tiene en su escritura y la forma de contar las cosas m s dram ticas sin ser una tragedia griega En esta historia nos cuenta la forma en la que el pasado, nuestra forma de entenderlo y recordarlo afecta a lo que somos Hay personajes con los que no he congeniado mucho, pero es de admirar la forma de la autora de perfilar distintas personalidades y formas de ver la vida Me falt un poco de la historia de Vivi y Douglas, sobre todo la parte m s emocional, porque la parte pr ctica de la relaci n queda bastante clara flag 14 likesLike see review Nov 12, 2017 Marisa Sauco rated it liked it review of another edition La historia me encant la traducci n, no tanto flag 11 likesLike see review Sep 03, 2009 LindyLouMac rated it it was ok review of another edition 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 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 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 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 flag 10 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Aug 26, 2014 MaryG2E rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves greatly appreciated, book club title I was not sure what I was getting into when I started this book By the end I was enchanted by the story In the Swinging Sixties, the glamorous spoilt socialite Athene appears to have it all, but she has a big fall from grace and disappears, leaving an infant daughter Suzanna The daughter has fraught, complicated relationships with her remaining family, which has led to bad feelings and social distance between them Suzanna eventually finds a kind of liberation in the shop that she opens in he I was not sure what I was getting into when I started this book By the end I was enchanted by the story In the Swinging Sixties, the glamorous spoilt socialite Athene appears to have it all, but she has a big fall from grace and disappears, leaving an infant daughter Suzanna The daughter has fraught, complicated relationships with her remaining family, which has led to bad feelings and social distance between them Suzanna eventually finds a kind of liberation in the shop that she opens in her village She builds a whole new community of interesting and caring people who walk through the door of her emporium Through them she learns about the real world than she did in her previous 30 something years of sheltered life as the difficult, moody child of a well to do family In time Suzanna learns that many of the planks on which her childhood, young adulthood and marriage were built were lies, and she has to deal with some unpleasant truths How well she handles these setbacks is a measure of how far she has come in her personal development.There are some key themes that Jojo Moyes works through the issue of lies and well meant deception, versus the right to know is an important one The roles that money and status play in the complex web of marriage is another.At some points, this story lagged but I was interested enough to keep reading I m glad I did, as I found it a very satisfying and rewarding book flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Mar 08, 2018 Lisa rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves audio, nature v nurture 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 even mad , so in conclusion a bit of a mixed bag but there is a good story here flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 25, 2017 Abril Camino added it review of another edition Shelves rom ntica Abandono al 39% No he conseguido cogerle el punto a este libro pese a que me encanta Jojo Una pena flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 29, 2016 Audrey Dry marked it as to read review of another edition Lo siento mucho, pero ha sido imposible terminarlo Y de veras lo he intentado Comenc a leerlo con la esperanza de encontrar algo tan bien construido como Yo antes de ti , pero ni de lejos Voy a intentar hacer esta rese a por partes, ya que hay varios puntos que quiero comentar Lo primero de todo es el comienzo del libro, el cual no tiene nada que ver con la sinopsis del libro La sinopsis cuenta sobre una chica llamada Suzzana que abre una tienda y en la cual conoce la vida de los client Lo siento mucho, pero ha sido imposible terminarlo Y de veras lo he intentado Comenc a leerlo con la esperanza de encontrar algo tan bien construido como Yo antes de ti , pero ni de lejos Voy a intentar hacer esta rese a por partes, ya que hay varios puntos que quiero comentar Lo primero de todo es el comienzo del libro, el cual no tiene nada que ver con la sinopsis del libro La sinopsis cuenta sobre una chica llamada Suzzana que abre una tienda y en la cual conoce la vida de los clientes Me pareci interesante As que me dije vamos a intentarlo Nada que ver Comienza con un asistente de partos en un hospital del cual no sabes nada hasta que casi llegas a la mitad Y continua en la d cada de los 60 El salto te hace pensar que quiz s ambas cosas est n relacionadas, pero nada que ver Hay tantos personajes, tantas vidas que quiere contar, que al final no interesa ninguna Y mira que me gustan las historias y la vida de las personas que estuvieron antes que nosotros Me encant El jard n olvidado de Kate Morton, soy fan de Downton Abbey Pero ha sido imposible de seguir.La redacci n es muy espesa Muy espesa, repito al menos a mi parecer Y lenta Salta de un personaje a otro y cuenta tantas cosas, incluso de cosas que pasaron con anterioridad fuera de c mara por as decirlo , que es un sobreesfuerzo seguir adelante.Otro punto a comentar, y no voy a nombrar a ning n personaje para no hacer spoiler, es que en ning n momento un hijo o hija puede parecerse a un pariente si no lo conoce Eso de que la personalidad se hereda Lo siento, pero no Desarrollamos la personalidad dependiendo del entorno donde vivimos, de nuestro padres, t os, primos, amigos Punto Si hay alg n familiar que no conocemos porque no lo hemos visto en toda nuestra vida, no podemos parecernos a l en lo referente a la personalidad, ya que su psicolog a no se ha desarrollado en el mismo entorno No puedes parecerte psicol gicamente, no puedes ser ligero de cascos, no puedes ser mentiroso compulsivo, no puedes ser liberal, por ejemplo, si no has crecido rodeado de gente as El f sico s es hereditario y, cuidado, las expresiones son iguales en todos los individuos Si mezclamos estas dos ltimas cosas posiblemente tengamos la misma sonrisa o la misma mirada que nuestros hermanos o padres, y no necesariamente hemos tenido que vivir con ellos La gente suele confundir estas cosas a menudo Y este libro lo hace No en el mismo sentido que yo he descrito, pero algo parecido Una madre puede decir que su hijo tiene la sonrisa de su padre, el cual se march cuando el ni o ten a dos meses, pero no es porque sea igual a su padre, sino porque f sicamente se le parece Ahora si al ni o le gusta el helado de nata igual que a su padre, lo siento, pero eso no es heredado, es cuesti n de gustos.Podr a calificar el libro, pero me parece descort s hacerlo cuando no he terminado de leerlo As que solo me voy a limitar a comentar todo lo que pienso y a dejar el n mero de estrellas para cuando me arme de valor y lo termine flag 5 likesLike see review May 19, 2017 Kathryn rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2017 reading list, fiction 3.5 There s something about the word emporium , isn t there It hints at lushness and exotic goods.The main character, Suzanna Peacock, was a bit of a prickly sort of person and a hard character to love, but I did feel sorry for her, with her difficulty in finding her place in life, and alienating those people who she most needed to draw toward her.I also felt sorry for Vivi, with the thankless task she has done in running her household, the reward being that she was taken for granted by eve 3.5 There s something about the word emporium , isn t there It hints at lushness and exotic goods.The main character, Suzanna Peacock, was a bit of a prickly sort of person and a hard character to love, but I did feel sorry for her, with her difficulty in finding her place in life, and alienating those people who she most needed to draw toward her.I also felt sorry for Vivi, with the thankless task she has done in running her household, the reward being that she was taken for granted by everyone.This is of a contemporary setting than I had expected, given the front cover of ball gowns and the start of the book when Vivi is young and going to her first unchaperoned ball.And while it was a good read, it also felt like it was missing something from the other Moyes books I have read all of which I ve given 4 or stars It s not something I can define, unfortunately But this was still an easy and engaging and interesting read, even without it flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2011 SarahC rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves modern fiction The Peacock Emporium tells of a woman in her 30s, with a troubled marriage, who returns to live in the small town of her origin She and her husband are trying to come to terms with what they really want in life And the decision to return home and live near Suzanna s family isnt an answer that gives her much confidence Opening a small town coffee and gift shop, The Peacock Emporium, is an attempt by Suzanna to make something she will be proud of.Suzanna Peacock s life is also shadowed by a mot The Peacock Emporium tells of a woman in her 30s, with a troubled marriage, who returns to live in the small town of her origin She and her husband are trying to come to terms with what they really want in life And the decision to return home and live near Suzanna s family isnt an answer that gives her much confidence Opening a small town coffee and gift shop, The Peacock Emporium, is an attempt by Suzanna to make something she will be proud of.Suzanna Peacock s life is also shadowed by a mother, her real mother Athene, first wife of her father, who died at Suzanna s birth She doesn t know enough about her real mother, but at the beginning of the novel the reader is privy to a disturbingly self absorbed, reckless young woman who basically hooks Suzanna s father into marriage As the novel progresses, Suzanna will learn of her parents past and sort out her own troubled present.It is an interesting plot, but comes across blandly and fits a little too well into the young woman returns to hometown to face her troubled past family genre There are some good elements including a friendship between Suzanna and the young woman who helps to run the shop Other characters enter the picture but there really isn t enough emotion behind any of them.As the final secrets of Athene are revealed they seem uncharacteristic of the type of character that the author has created Suzanna s problems with her existing family father, stepmother, siblings seem too put on also She falls in love with a man of interesting background, but this part of the story seems too inserted as well I just didn t find as much genuineness in the story as I was looking for flag 4 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Oct 25, 2010 Amy Eddison rated it really liked it review of another edition This book is an excellent description of how we are all affected by our upbringing Suzanne has never felt she belonged with her family having always known that her Fathers love for the Mother who died when giving birth to her has made him resent her His second wife who raised her and her brother and sister is her real Mother, but still she cannot understand how anyone can love her Everything changes when she decides to make a go at doing something for herself without the help of anyone in he This book is an excellent description of how we are all affected by our upbringing Suzanne has never felt she belonged with her family having always known that her Fathers love for the Mother who died when giving birth to her has made him resent her His second wife who raised her and her brother and sister is her real Mother, but still she cannot understand how anyone can love her Everything changes when she decides to make a go at doing something for herself without the help of anyone in her family and The Peacock Emporium is born The people she meets and the impact they have on her and her self esteem change her views on life and eventually she finds out the truth about her biological Mother and the overwhelming strength of her surrogate Mother and slowly she finds herself within the family and develops a true sense of herself and what she really wants from life With excellent characterisation, Jojo Moyes makes the reader feel for Suzanne and her new friends and become drawn into the lives of those affected by the magical vibes of the Peacock Emporium An emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs ends with Suzanne s restored faith in herself and in life truly uplifting flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 10, 2015 Rachel rated it it was ok review of another edition I found The Peacock Emporium to be slow and slightly uninteresting The main character was selfish and I was unempathetic to her I was disappointed with this story as so far I have loved every book I have read of Jojo s, but I just felt that this fell below the mark in my opinion the story line could have been exciting and the characters loveable flag 4 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 06, 2015 Anne Marie rated it really liked it review of another edition Another wonderful novel from Jojo Moyes she has the perfect ability to keep you wanting , not wanting the book to end The main female character Suzanna was a bit annoying, however very real, as were the other characters It contains heartbreak, love and tragedy, a great read flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2017 Tannaz rated it it was amazing review of another edition Tannaz Forouhar 22 flag 3 likesLike see review Mar 08, 2014 Beth bibliobeth rated it really liked it review of another edition After finding a new favourite author in the form of Jojo Moyes, I m now on a mission to read everything she ever wrote and today s review is on The Peacock Emporium, published in 2004 Similar to the previous book I read Foreign Fruit, the story is set in two time frames, the first is in the 1960 s and deals mainly with the fortunes of the aristocratic Fairley Hulmes family, when the young heir Douglas falls madly in love with a woman he meets at one of their famed parties Always one to stand After finding a new favourite author in the form of Jojo Moyes, I m now on a mission to read everything she ever wrote and today s review is on The Peacock Emporium, published in 2004 Similar to the previous book I read Foreign Fruit, the story is set in two time frames, the first is in the 1960 s and deals mainly with the fortunes of the aristocratic Fairley Hulmes family, when the young heir Douglas falls madly in love with a woman he meets at one of their famed parties Always one to stand out in a crowd, Athene Forster is beautiful and glamorous but also selfish and slightly wild according to the standards of the times Blinded by her vivacity and spirit Douglas marries her but soon repents as Athene suddenly leaves him to have an affair with a salesman much to her families embarrassment and horror.Cut to the present day and our protagonist is Suzanna Peacock, daughter of Athene, who hasn t had an easy life under the shadow of her notorious mother Her father Douglas re married again and his second wife has raised Suzanna as if she were her own yet Suzanna has always felt like she did not belong in the family, and that her father preferred her half siblings as she was a painful reminder of his first wife On top of this she is also having problems in her own marriage, and does not know what to do for the best For a bit of a distraction from her problems she puts into action one of her dreams, opening a store called The Peacock Emporium, selling beautiful and unique goods with a little help from some new friends, Jessie and Alejandro who both have skeletons in the closet themselves When tragedy strikes, Suzanna realises the true meaning of family love and friendship and begins to put into place the jigsaw puzzle of her own life.As with Foreign Fruit, I loved that part of this novel was set over two time frames The author does a fantastic job of setting the scene and explaining the history behind the characters whilst knitting together a multi layered and intriguing plot Not only did I fall head over heels in love with the story but I thought some of the characters were truly wonderful Among my favourites were wild child Athene, the dependable Alejandro, and the troubled but vibrant Jessie There are so many different strands to this story but I loved how past experiences of each character was blended together perfectly to form a tale with so many important messages about family and looking after the ones you love You would think that a novel with so many layers may over complicate things and hinder the reading process but I can honestly say that this was never a factor for me I just enjoyed immersing myself in the lives of the fascinating people that Jojo Moyes created Another Jojo Moyes book read, another thumbs up from me Please see my full review at flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 27, 2012 Nicole Jeffries rated it did not like it review of another edition I m sorry but after reading The Last Letter from Your Lover, by Jojo Moyes I had high hopes for this book I m afraid I was disappointed I absolutely could not stand the main character I found her annoying and depressing Through out the entire book all you want to do is meet this main character just so you can tell her to grow up and stop complaining Every time I would finish a chapter I felt like my life was just as crappy s as the main character While Jojo Moyes does a great job in gett I m sorry but after reading The Last Letter from Your Lover, by Jojo Moyes I had high hopes for this book I m afraid I was disappointed I absolutely could not stand the main character I found her annoying and depressing Through out the entire book all you want to do is meet this main character just so you can tell her to grow up and stop complaining Every time I would finish a chapter I felt like my life was just as crappy s as the main character While Jojo Moyes does a great job in getting us inside a slightly depressed, deeply unhappy character s mind I still couldn t find myself caring at all about this main character I didn t care if she ever found happiness or resolved any of her problemsall I wanted was to hurry up and finish the book.All in all, I found it was a complete and utter push to get through this book and fought every urge to not toss it to the side after just a few chapters flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 21, 2012 Carinya Kappler rated it really liked it review of another edition This author has an interesting knack of telling a convincing comprehensible story which skips to and fro between various time frames in the lives of the characters As each chapter commences the reader is initially mystified about who is the subject and which era the events are taking place However as the tale evolves, the mystery solves itself and the jigsaw of the lives of the characters takes shape.The book is not unusual in its plot involving a multitude of human emotions and scarred relati This author has an interesting knack of telling a convincing comprehensible story which skips to and fro between various time frames in the lives of the characters As each chapter commences the reader is initially mystified about who is the subject and which era the events are taking place However as the tale evolves, the mystery solves itself and the jigsaw of the lives of the characters takes shape.The book is not unusual in its plot involving a multitude of human emotions and scarred relationships but it is a tale with many strong messages It is the story of generational differences, changing cultures and building of trust The latter being especially difficult after a lifetime of denial and fabrication.I loved the book, could hardly bear to put it down and would recommend it to all readers of good romantic family sagas.Carinya flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 28, 2015 Hortensia rated it liked it review of another edition No me gust tanto como el otro libro de esta autora que hab a le do.Me pareci muy bien escrito, aunque para m , hab an en escena demasiados personajes y todos con una carga bastante dram tica y emocional como para en realidad disfrutar demasiado leyendo sus idas y venidas.Me gusta Jojo Moyes, solo que este, su El bazar de los sue os como lo titularon en espa ol, ignoro el por qu no me haya atrapado tanto A n as , solo me tom 2 d as terminarlo flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 13, 2018 Belle Sabattin rated it liked it review of another edition Una historia preciosa, aunque para nada adictiva Pero, creo que estaba en ese momento lector en el cual necesitaba algo tranquilo para leer, para poder disfrutar cada palabra en momentos de ocio y que no me consumiera de forma dr stica como hacen esos libros malditos que no puedo parar de leer, as que este libro ha llegado a mis manos en un momento perfecto.Como les comentaba, es simplemente una historia tranquila y sencilla, pero que resulta bastante entretenida y f cil de leer, lo cual se in Una historia preciosa, aunque para nada adictiva Pero, creo que estaba en ese momento lector en el cual necesitaba algo tranquilo para leer, para poder disfrutar cada palabra en momentos de ocio y que no me consumiera de forma dr stica como hacen esos libros malditos que no puedo parar de leer, as que este libro ha llegado a mis manos en un momento perfecto.Como les comentaba, es simplemente una historia tranquila y sencilla, pero que resulta bastante entretenida y f cil de leer, lo cual se insin a en el resumen de la contraportada, principal la raz n por la cual quise leer este libro.Lo bueno, es que, a pesar de su tranquilidad y la cantidad peque a de personajes para ser un libro extenso casi 500 p ginas guarda mas sorpresas y esconde m s secretos de lo que uno puede pensar en un inicio, por lo que, es imposible aburrirse leyendo Adem s, junto con esto tambi n toca ciertos temas que nunca esta de m s tener presentes, como son la violencia domestica y los problemas familiares, por ejemplo.En resumen, este libro me hizo llorar y re r, gracias a su ternura y gracias a la sensibilidad que Jojo Moyes es capaz de atribuirle a sus historias y personajes Recomendado para pasar una semana tranquila, alejada de la ciencia ficci n y fantas a jajaja flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 05, 2016 Preethi Venugopala rated it it was amazing review of another edition A lovely family drama written beautifully This is my second audio book and was just an amazing experience Judith Boyd s narration brings to life the story and it plays like a movie It has been my companion while travelling, cooking and other mindless household chores.Suzanna Peacock and the people that populate her life, their sorrows, their little joys, their agonies, their mistakes, everything is painted by Jojo Moyes in a delightful manner In her characteristic style there is suspense, ra A lovely family drama written beautifully This is my second audio book and was just an amazing experience Judith Boyd s narration brings to life the story and it plays like a movie It has been my companion while travelling, cooking and other mindless household chores.Suzanna Peacock and the people that populate her life, their sorrows, their little joys, their agonies, their mistakes, everything is painted by Jojo Moyes in a delightful manner In her characteristic style there is suspense, random surprises thrown in and of course each character is unique.Recommended if you like delightful, yet lengthy reads flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 08, 2015 penelopewanders rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves contemporary I ve read other books by this author which I appreciated a lot The main problem here was yet again my issue with unpleasant main characters Yes, she grows and becomes less self absorbed, but so much of the book is focussed on an unhappy person At the end she finally discovers about her mother but what she learns no spoilers please only seems to go towards justifying the grandmother s attitude, as inexcusable as that is Of course, the book reads well, but was not my favourite by t I ve read other books by this author which I appreciated a lot The main problem here was yet again my issue with unpleasant main characters Yes, she grows and becomes less self absorbed, but so much of the book is focussed on an unhappy person At the end she finally discovers about her mother but what she learns no spoilers please only seems to go towards justifying the grandmother s attitude, as inexcusable as that is Of course, the book reads well, but was not my favourite by this author whose books I ve enjoyed in the past flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves towerteamsiv Another great character story from Jojo Moyes.Although this one started out a little slow, and I had some difficulty initially with keeping track of the characters I was listening to the very well narrated audio version , I was hooked and invested into the characters and keen to find out their stories.The book took a few turns I was not expecting, but ultimately is a story of how family forms our self belief and the seemingly simple decisions people make and the complexity of why they do so flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 25, 2017 Silvana rated it really liked it review of another edition Me encanto la historia tan real que la autora me hizo sentir all mismo, en ese pueblo perdido de Inglaterra, angustiada por dejar la gran ciudad, con un matrimonio sin ganas y replanteandome hacia donde quiero que vaya la vida, mi vida Personajes tan fuertes y dispares que Moyes los relaciona con gran maestria flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 18, 2018 Jane Gregg rated it really liked it review of another edition I really liked this Despite her branding as a chick lit writer, Jojo Moyes is actually just a straight up good wielder of the pen or keyboard or something This made for an engaging, intriguing, unsettling read and not in a chick way flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 25, 2017 Karen zi rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves boring, so baaaaaad, writer i follow Credo che sia il peggior libro della Moyes Sono davvero dispiaciuta, ma non mi piaciuto per niente flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 06, 2017 Kathryn rated it it was ok review of another edition I have been reading this book on and off for months It was readable but didn t grip me at all I sort of wanted to know what happened at the end but not really I have loved other JoJo Moyes books but sadly I didn t love this one flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 22, 2018 Susan Gillam rated it liked it review of another edition I enjoyed the book but felt it was a long book and not too much happened It was a nice gentle book flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 03, 2017 Beth Gordon rated it liked it review of another edition 2.5 starsI found this one frustrating It was mostly a family history novel with accompanying secrets that involve time jumping and perspective changes But the author did a lot of unnecessary beginning of chapters vignettes with She making it frustrating to figure out whose perspective it was Maybe because I listened to it instead of reading it made it fraught with frustration It also took forever to reveal stuff Sometimes it can be suspenseful, and sometimes it can be frustrating Mayb 2.5 starsI found this one frustrating It was mostly a family history novel with accompanying secrets that involve time jumping and perspective changes But the author did a lot of unnecessary beginning of chapters vignettes with She making it frustrating to figure out whose perspective it was Maybe because I listened to it instead of reading it made it fraught with frustration It also took forever to reveal stuff Sometimes it can be suspenseful, and sometimes it can be frustrating Maybe I took it as frustrating because I was already irritated that I didn t know where I was in the story most of the time.As for the story and characters, I thought they were good and the family lineage piece was interesting history repeating itself but then detours A few characters were interesting than others, and there is a surprising turn It felt like it took too long to reveal things, and I don t like being a frustrated reader I ve been quizzical about Moyes backlist because Me Before You seems like such a different vibe flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Aug 30, 2012 Lainy rated it really liked it review of another edition Time Taken To Read 2.5 daysBlurb From 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 wi Time Taken To Read 2.5 daysBlurb From 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.My ReviewThe story splits in time, we visit the past to get some of the background story then come to the present with Suzanna and the build up of her character and story which eventually all links together Suzanna is the main character but this didn t become apparent until later on in the story Whilst I did enjoy this story I found the first bit slow going and it wasn t until I got through a chunk of it and the picture pulled together that I really started to enjoy it.Suzanna is unhappy, her life has been turned upside down and in a bid to get her to come to his way of thinking her husband helps her set up a shop which becomes The Peacock Emporium It brings together a small town and helps Suzanna learn who she is and find love, friendship and to enjoy others company I disliked Suzanna to start with but once you understand about her family life and watch how her character grows, you tend to warm towards her There are a few unexpected surprises and shocks and we visit the past again near the end where my questions I had been left with were all answered I was worried I was going to be left hanging The second half of the book comes together really well and I loved how it all came together I really like this authors way of writing so will continue reading through her books as I do enjoy them Slow to start but worth keeping with, 4 5 for me flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment previous 1 2 3 4 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        Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years In 2001 she became a full time novelist Moyes novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists Association RNA Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.She is mar Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years In 2001 she became a full time novelist Moyes novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists Association RNA Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children


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    1. Un drama encantador sobre la familia y el amor escrito maravillosamente Otra historia asombrosa de Jojo Moyes Suzzana, una chica defectuosa e infeliz, es frecuentada y moldeada por su pasado a pesar de que ella sabe poco sobre ello Su vida se ha puesto al rev s y en la b squeda de una manera de vivir una vida aut ntica y feliz, abre su tienda obstinadamente siguiendo su coraz n La tienda se convierte en el catalizador para una nueva vida y una nueva confianza para Suzzana, aprender qui n Un dram [...]


    2. 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 upThe main character Suzanna is depressing to read I m so r [...]


    3. A pesar de que Jojo tiene un patr n de novelas muy concreto, historia del pasado que se cruza y afecta al presente, me gusta mucho la sensibilidad que tiene en su escritura y la forma de contar las cosas m s dram ticas sin ser una tragedia griega En esta historia nos cuenta la forma en la que el pasado, nuestra forma de entenderlo y recordarlo afecta a lo que somos Hay personajes con los que no he congeniado mucho, pero es de admirar la forma de la autora de perfilar distintas personalidades y A [...]



    4. 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 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 I did e [...]


    5. I was not sure what I was getting into when I started this book By the end I was enchanted by the story In the Swinging Sixties, the glamorous spoilt socialite Athene appears to have it all, but she has a big fall from grace and disappears, leaving an infant daughter Suzanna The daughter has fraught, complicated relationships with her remaining family, which has led to bad feelings and social distance between them Suzanna eventually finds a kind of liberation in the shop that she opens in he I w [...]


    6. 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. [...]


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