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- Publisher: Hodder Paperback
- Format: Paperback | 528 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 34mm | 340g
- Publication date: 1 February 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0340960353
- ISBN 13: 9780340960356
- Edition: 13000
- Edition statement: Reissue.
- Illustrations note: n/a
- Sales rank: 15,935
A newly rejacketed edition of the 2002 novel Sheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You and two-time winner of the RNA Novel of the Year award. When twenty-one year old Joy meets handsome naval officer Edward at an ex-pat party in 1950s Hong Kong, the last thing she expects is to fall in love. Quickly wedded, she leaves to travel the world with her new husband. But she soon discovers that married life isn't all that it seems ...In 1980, Joy's young daughter Kate mysteriously flees the family home. Fifteen years later, Kate's own daughter Sabine leaves London in search of grandparents she has never known. When the family is finally reunited, hidden tensions come to the surface, uncovering a dark secret which has been deeply buried for years ...
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Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she worked for the Independent until 2001. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and three children. Jojo has twice won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award: in 2011 for The Last Letter From Your Lover and in 2003 for Foreign Fruit. The Ship of Brides and Silver Bay were shortlisted for the 2005 and 2007 RNA award and Silver Bay was shortlisted for the inaugural Good Housekeeping 2007 Book of the Year award. You can read Jojo's blog or find out more from her website, www.jojomoyes.com, follow her on Twitter @jojomoyes or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jojo.moyes.
Although the story jumps frequently from place to place and from one generation to the next, the author is able to make these effortless transitions for the reader. The characters are strong, believable and endearing - and will evoke recognition and sympathy from all ages ... an enjoyable read and a promising debut novel. Sunday Express This perceptive novel does the mothers-and-daughters thing in page-turning style ... Be sure that your bookmark is a hankie Elle An emotional roller-coaster of a read Company The attitudes of these strong-minded women and their generations are masterfully captured Hello I enjoyed this novel very much Rosamunde Pilcher A very beautiful and very moving story Lesley Pearse This is a remarkable first novel, rich and deep and full of wonderfully realized characters. Oh, these women! Anne Rivers Siddons A really really good book. One of the best I have read for you. I could identify with so much... It had everything going for it. It was well written with well rounded characters and a very good story to boot! Marks: 9/10. I am almost tempted to give it a 10/10! Sarah Broadhurst book blog A thoughtful first novel about mothers, daughters and lovers Daily Mail Engrossing Woman & Home