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.
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.
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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