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Shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2008.
RNA panel comment: "I was drawn into this story. I wanted to be a guest at the Silver Bay Hotel and savour the experiences and kinship of the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this moving tale, with its sentiment and humour."
When Mike Dormer heads out from London to a small seaside town in Australia to kick-start a hotel development, he expects just another deal. But Silver Bay is not just any seaside town, and the inhabitants of the eccentric ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel - the enigmatic skipper Liza McCullen, her ten-year-old daughter, and her legendary shark-catching aunt Kathleen, as well as the crews of the local whale-watching boats - swiftly begin to temper his own shark-like tendencies. He is left wondering who really has the greater right to the bay's waters.
As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, and the effect on the whales that migrate past the bay begins to reveal itself, Mike's and Liza's worlds collide, with dramatic results. New, unforeseen hazards emerge to confront both the creatures and the McCullen women. How close can you get, before you end up destroying what you love?
Publication date: 24/01/2008
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||24th January 2008|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Jojo Moyes was our Guest Editor in March 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. She worked at the Independent for ten years before leaving to write full time. Her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed and include Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind, The Ship of Brides, Foreign Fruit, and The Last Letter from Your Lover. She lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.Me Before You was 2012’s greatest love story – it was Spring 2012’s most ...More About Jojo Moyes