In this Victorian dual timeline set in The Lake District Amelia Wise inherits a derelict house from her father, and finds a beautiful perfume bottle in the overgrown garden. Who had it belonged to and how did it come to be buried there? Investigations lead to the discovery of a family tragedy linked to the mysterious bottle.
‘A sweetly written historical novel populated with a host of charming characters.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
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The Peacock Bottle is a fantastic dual timeline mystery set in the 1800s with some fantastic characters.
The main characters are all female and I felt I went on a real journey with them throughout the book. I must admit that I started off not liking them very much as I thought they were too posh and snobby. However when something bad happens they seem to change and became much more likeable, down to earth girls that I quite warmed to. Amelia was my favourite character as I loved her attitude towards trying to fix things. She definitely has a strong personality and it’s through her that we discover how the family has changed over the years.
The two timelines took a little while for me to get used as they are both set in the 1800s the lifestyles where quite similar so I initially found it difficult to differentiate between them. However I soon got used to it and realised that the two stories had a different tone to them so they could easily be told apart. I so enjoyed watching everything unravel and watching the mystery unfold.
This is quite an easy read but very well written and thoroughly enthralling. I read it in a couple of days as I really wanted to find out what happens. I grew quite fond of the characters and found I wanted to continue reading to find out more about them. I was quite sad to leave them behind, but the cliffhanger ends gives me hope that there will be a sequel which I’ll look forward to.
Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book which I received in exchange for an honest review. If you like gentle dual timeline mysteries, full of great historical details with some fantastic characters, then you’ll love this book.
About The Author:
Born in Sussex, Angela now lives in Derbyshire, England. Her five children and nine grandchildren are her life. Educated at Alton Convent in Hampshire, she has had various occupations, including owning a health food shop and working in the Civil Service.
Angela loves birdwatching and lambs; Scrabble; gardening; flower arranging; singing in her church choir; and genealogy, having traced her family tree back to 1475.
Go to http://www.nunkynoo.yolasite.com to see some of her pictures.