Friday, December 26, 2014

Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes

Silver Bay: A Novel
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publication: August 26, 2014
By: Penguin Books
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3 Stars

From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change

Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves—if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt’s hotel.

The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love—never deserve to love—again.

For his part, Mike Dormer is expecting just another business deal—an easy job kick-starting a resort in a small seaside town ripe for development. But he finds that he doesn’t quite know what to make of the eccentric inhabitants of the ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel, especially not enigmatic Liza McCullen, and their claim to the surrounding waters.

As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, Mike’s and Liza’s worlds collide in this hugely affecting and irresistible tale full of Jojo Moyes’s signature humor and generosity.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*  

If Jojo Moyes writes it, I want to read it. 

She manages to create stories and characters that feel authentic and real, that suck me in and don't let go until I reach the end. SILVER BAY was no different, however, I didn't quiet connect with this one the way did with ME BEFORE YOU, THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND, or even ONE PLUS ONE . Having said that, the setting, the multiple POVs and how Moyes intertwines the lives of the characters together made for an interesting and entertaining read.  

I'm excited to see what Jojo Moyes comes up with next!

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