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Sheltering Rain [Paperback]

Jojo Moyes
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10 Jan 2008

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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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (10 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340960353
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340960356
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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)

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The captivating first novel from bestselling and RNA prize-winning author Jojo Moyes.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lost the plot 12 July 2013
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Whilst I enjoyed aspects of this novel about discovering the past of a colonial couple living out their old age in Ireland, I found myself being dispointed by the plot, which wandered and withered until as a reader I felt terribly let down. Whilst some of the observation is good there were foundational flaws that let down what could be a good book. It is a pity this wasn't more rigorously edited early on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I gave this book every chance but could not really find any of the characters interesting. I had to make myself finish it as it had been chosen for the book club I belong to otherwise I would not have bothered.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Charming Story 20 Jan 2009
By wicket2005 VINE VOICE
I enjoyed reading this book about the relationships between a family, in particular, concentrating on mothers and daughters. The book covers the feelings and thoughts of three women, the grandmother, mother and daughter and covers the eras these people lived in along with the people they touched.

It wasn't initially a book that made you not want to put it down but as the story progressed it gradually grabbed you more and more. It was a charming and entertaining story with an odd little secret or two coming out but nothing mind blowing which probably makes it more true to life.

So yes I enjoyed the story and think it was well written, however, I will not be seeking out other books by the author as I prefer the more thriller type books.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheltering Rain 12 Jun 2002
A wonderfully evocative saga. Set in Ireland and post war Hong Kong, Jojo Moyes' story takes us gently and thoughtfully through the fractured relationships of three generations of women. Beautifully written and totally absorbing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading 30 Dec 2013
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JoJo Moynes books just capture you in my opinion and you really feel that you know the characters as you read through the book and so care about the story line. Great book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sheltering Rain 30 Sep 2013
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I was really looking forward to reading this book but however I was disappointed. I read Me before You, The Last Letter From Your Lover and Silver Bay and absolutely loved them (I am glad I read them first as I think it would have put me off reading another book by Jojo Moyes).

The book started off really slow and then picked up pace towards the end. I really enjoyed reading about Joy's life in Hong Kong. Sabrina did get on my nerves but towards the end of the book I did start to warm too her. I just thought that at the beginning she did not even try to get on with her grandmother. I know she was sent to Ireland by her mother to be with her grandmother and grandfather but I just thought she could at least try and get on with them.
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3.0 out of 5 stars they get better! 7 May 2013
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Having discovered Jojo Moyes later books I have now bought them all. Of those I have read so far,I would say that this is my least favourite its one of her early ones, and they do get better. This is a simple straight forward story - not the depth of her later books.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely story 1 April 2013
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enjoyed this one very much. if you like a good love story this one is for you. Easy to read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad page turner but I am afraid the prose was ...
Not a bad page turner but I am afraid the prose was poor and the characters unbelievable. Sadly I took little pleasure from this book
and felt the storyline was rather... Read more
Published 11 days ago by milton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love Jo Jo Moyes books always a good read
Published 20 days ago by Mildred gavicann
3.0 out of 5 stars sheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes
I do like Jojo Moyes Books but this was not one of my favourites .
Found the end a bit predictable
Published 2 months ago by Pat Haddock
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favourite
Not her best story, characters seemed too false, much preferred" The one Plus One" and her epic" Me To You"
Published 3 months ago by clowes
4.0 out of 5 stars For the love of family
Wasn't quite sure what this book would be like when I first started reading! I am a fan of Jojo so it had to be read - and BOY was I right to continue, and excellent read, full of... Read more
Published 3 months ago by MISS C ROBERTSON
3.0 out of 5 stars Sheltering rain
I did enjoy this but it is not a s good as some others written by Jojo Moyes It is still worth reading more by this auther
Published 6 months ago by Shirley Stevens
3.0 out of 5 stars Good first book
It's her first book she gets better and better as the years go by. But an excellent first book. I seemed to have read them backwards!
Published 6 months ago by Gillian Keith
5.0 out of 5 stars Books by Jo Jo Moyes
I read Me before You and thoroughly enjoyed reading it was so different from the other books I've read. Looking forward to reading The Girl you left behind.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs.A.McGuire
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Book in great condition delivered on time. Good value for money and another wonderful story from JoJo Moyes which I read in just two sessions. Recommended.
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. C. Gleeson
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I have read three other novels by the same author and I couldn't put them down! This one took me ages to read and only finnished it as I had paid out good money for it ! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kathleen Sooltan
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