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Harnessing Peacocks

A young single mother funds her son’s education in a most unusual way in this “delightfully lighthearted” novel from a beloved bestselling author (Kirkus Reviews).

Ever since a pregnant and unmarried Hebe was forced to leave her grandparents’ home in disgrace, she has put the needs of her son, Silas, first. Paying his tuition to an elite prep school comes before everything, and she will do whatever it takes to make ends meet—even offering some quite singular services to the sons and sons-in-law of the wealthy women she cooks for.

But Hebe’s plans soon go awry when her son winds up in an uncomfortable situation with the family of a school friend, her lucrative side business of is awkwardly interrupted—and her hopefully forgotten past reappears at the most inconvenient time . . .

A delightful look into the love between mothers and sons, friends and relatives, lovers and spouses, Harnessing Peacocks is a warm and witty look at relationships that will amuse as it inspires.

Mary Wesley

Mary Wesley (1912–2002) was an English novelist. After she published her first novel at age seventy, her books sold more than three million copies, many of them becoming bestsellers. Her beloved books include Jumping the Queue, The Camomile Lawn, Harnessing Peacocks, The Vacillations of Poppy Carew, Not That Sort of Girl, Second Fiddle, A Sensible Life, A Dubious Legacy, An Imaginative Experience, and Part of the Furniture, as well as a memoir, Part of the Scenery.

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