The Golden Peacock by Lauren B Grossman was a wonderful surprise.
I looked at the cover and couldn’t resist the girl looking at me. I thought I knew what it would be about, but it is so much more and I want to thank Lauren for offering me a copy.
Cover: Evan Jaroslow
The Golden Peacock by Lauren B Grossman is so much more than I expected and the surprise ending is one I could never have foreseen.
The story bounces between Nazi Germany in the late 30s, early 40s and 1997. Running from Nazi Germany to Amsterdam, Holland to London, England, Rainee is always hiding, in some fashion.
Rainee will meet Jana and her life will be changed forever. Secrets will be exposed.
The combination of the Holocaust, adoption, Alzheimer and dementia, nursing homes, rape…Lauren B Grossman handles these subjects with grace…And when Rainee shares a little something with Mr Wickam…well, I loved it and even managed to smile.
I read along thinking I knew what the book was offering, and I love that Lauren surprised me with a couple tricks she pulled out of her bag. I was left with bittersweet thoughts of a well crafted novel that will make me more open to checking out books that I would normally pass by.
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Golden Peacock by Lauren B Grossman.