Thursday 27 April 2023

Review - Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
Publisher: Random House UK
Release date: 13 April 2023
Back cover blurb: Old money. New family... Pineapple Street in Brooklyn Heights is one of New York City's most desirable residences, and home to the glamorous and well-connected Stockton family... Darley, the eldest daughter, has never had to worry about money. She followed her heart, trading her job and her inheritance for motherhood - but ended up sacrificing more of herself than she ever intended. Sasha is marrying into the wealthy Stockton family, who are worlds apart from her own. She feels like the outsider, trying to navigate their impenetrable traditions and please her new mother-in-law - plus her hesitancy to sign a pre-nup has everyone questioning her true intentions. Georgiana, the youngest, is falling in love with someone she can't (and really shouldn't) have - and is forced to confront the kind of person she wants to be.

Pineapple Street is Jenny Jackson's debut, and I really look forward to reading more from this author.

Pineapple Street is in Brooklyn Heights, one of New York City's most exclusive and desirable residences. Home to the Stockton family, the story centres around three siblings, Darley, Cord and Georgiana.

Darley the eldest of the Stockton’s, has never had to worry about money. In fact she gives away her fortune when she marries for love, rather than status.

Cord, the goofball (as the Americans would affectionately call him) is the carefree member of the family, he loves life and he loves his wife. Sasha.

Sasha for her part feels ostracised from the family. Labelled a gold digger by Cord's sisters, she struggles to fit in with their privileged ways, even though she couldn't care less how much money they have. 

Georgiana is the youngest of the Stockton siblings, and hers is the story that I think I most identify with, (not that I've ever been wealthy!!) I think her personal journey through self discovery and heartbreak is perhaps something that we can all identify with. 

Whilst their parents Tilda and Chip are obsessed with their wealth, class and status, in their own ways their children are all desperate to escape the privilege they've been born in to, even if they don't realise it themselves yet...

Pineapple Street is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank you to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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