Book reviews, Womens fiction

The Peacock Bottle by Angela Ridley – Book Review and #GIVEAWAY

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

The Peacock Bottle

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 mirror those from the past and, with the help of her newfound cousin, Olivia, the bottle’s secret is uncovered.

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MY REVIEW 

This is historical fiction set in the 1800’s in the Lake District…

It covers two separate time periods, 1840 and 1893 and the history of the Wise family.

In 1893, Amelia and her Stepmother move to a new home after the death of her father. The house and garden have been neglected and need work and while clearing the garden, Amelia finds a perfume bottle…this then gives us flashbacks to history, why was the bottle buried? A story of family and secrets. 

Angela Ridley has written a gentle tale, with some really descriptive writing giving nice well rounded characters and a sense of the atmosphere of the time. A well written, easy and enjoyable read….

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook  in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Peacock-Bottle-Angela-Rigley-ebook/dp/B073NT79W2

US – https://www.amazon.com/Peacock-Bottle-Angela-Rigley-ebook/dp/B073NT79W2

 

Author Bio

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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.

Social Media Links –

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14367596.Angela_

 

GIVEAWAY

Giveaway to Win 2 x Paperback copes of The Peacock Bottle (UK Only)

*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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