Author – Angela Rigley. Married to Don, I have 5 children and 9 grandchildren, I live in Derbyshire, England, and enjoy researching my family tree (having found ancestors as far back as 1465), reading, gardening, playing Scrabble, meals out and family gatherings. I am the treasurer of my writing club, Eastwood Writers’ Group, and I also write and record Thoughts for the Day for Radio Nottingham. At church I sing in the choir and am an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a reader, a flower arranger and a member of the fundraising team for Cafod, my favourite charity. I have written hymns, although I cannot read music.
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Pages – 220
The Blurb –
In this Victorian dual timeline novel, Amelia Wise feels a jolt when she finds a blue perfume bottle in the overgrown garden of the house she has inherited. Several events in her life mirrors those from the past and, with the help of her newfound cousin, Olivia, the bottle’s secret is uncovered.
Today is my stop on The Peacock Bottle blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This is a lovely book, that is extremely well written. All of the characters are well developed and help move the story along at a good pace.
The book entwines two stories of one house, and the chapters change from one era to the other. The book starts with Amelia and her mother move into the house after they have lost everything in a fire. The house has been left derelict and they have to start making the house liveable again. Amelia finds a long abandoned garden and vows to make it over as a surprise for her stepmother.
Decades before the house had been home to two sisters and their parents. Daisy and Mary Jane loved the house and garden until a family tragedy saw the garden become a unwanted reminder of happier times.
The author very cleverly moves from one story to the next, and I had no trouble in keeping up with the two stories which beautifully come together at the end.
A lovely read, highly recommended.
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