The Pride of the Peacock Book Summary and Study Guide

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Young english woman discovers who her real parents were...participates in arranged marriage to rich man, travels to Australia, encounters adventure, falls in love and regains her family's estate.
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The review of this Book prepared by Russell Parker

Jessica grows up with two parents and two older siblings next door to a beautiful mansion once owned by her parents. When she meets the man living next door, she learns her family secrets. He asks her to marry his son, so that she can inherit his fortune and the Green Flash at Sunset, an exceptional opal said to bring bad luck. Jessica marries Joss and tries to live a marriage in name only while learning Ben's business of opal mining in Austrailia.
The review of this Book prepared by Deanna Victor

Jessica Clavering was never told where she came from, so she grows up completely unaware of the dramatic events that took place before she was born. She marries Joss Madden and she is determined to keep it a "marriage in name only." They move to Australia where Jessica meets with danger. Somebody wants to kill her. But who?
The review of this Book prepared by Laura J. Miller

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   arranged marriage spurring real love Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   wrecked transport makes love Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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