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Silver Bay [Paperback]

Jojo Moyes
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24 Jan 2008

Coming soon: a newly rejacketed edition of the 2007 novel Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You and two-time winner of the RNA Novel of the Year award.

Liza McCullen will never escape her past. But the unspoilt 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.

Until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel, and the peace of Silver Bay is shattered. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and disturbing eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbours her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love - never deserve to love - again.


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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (24 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340895934
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340895931
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Compelling tale' (Heat)

'Moyes is a romantic, and there is a gloriously happy ending, but the story is also surprising and genuinely moving.' (The Times)

'Romance doesn't get much more topsy-turvy than this whale of a tale ...' (Daily Mirror)

Wonderfully romantic and moving. (Daily Mail on THE SHIP OF BRIDES)

Strong, believable and endearing (Sunday Express on SHELTERING RAIN)

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Shortlisted for the 2007 RNA Novel of the Year award, the author of the bestselling SHIP OF BRIDES returns with a stunning and emotionally fulfilling novel.

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
By Nicola F (Nic) TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
The Australian coastal resort of Silver Bay *seems* idyllic enough- it's a haven for whales and dolphins with a beautiful harbour and the charming `Silver Bay Hotel.' The only trouble is, the resort itself is actually in desperate need of a renovation to try and pull in a sudden influx of tourists the place needs to save it from sinking into oblivion. Mike, a British businessman sees the potential of the place and heads to Australia with firm plans of knocking down the Silver Bay Hotel and building a brand new hotel and water sports complex in its place, only he doesn't expect to fall in love with the places rustic charm, not to mention the locals and also the fantastic wildlife...

This was a genuinely terrific read. There's a nice amount of romance as well as a couple of the intertwining plots and intriguing back-story that Moyes is renowned for, all tied together nicely in the end. This is definitely one to read if you like your romantic novels with a bit of depth and well-developed characters you actually want to care about. I haven't yet read a Moyes novel I haven't enjoyed and wouldn't hesitate in recommending any of her novels to anyone.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flows beautifully... 12 May 2008
By LittleReader VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
'Silver Bay' is the intriguing tale of the inhabitants of this tiny Australian haven for dolphins and whales.
Initially, I found the pace slow and it took some getting in to but I am so pleased I persevered - I never imagined I would find facts about dolphins and their habitat quite so fascinating! Mike arrives at the Silver Bay Hotel to secretly get planning permission for his London based company to build a huge watersports orientated hotel complex but doesn't expect to fall in love... Either with Silver Bay or any of the people that live there. Not least because he has a 'Vanessa' waiting patiently to continue planning their Wedding back home!
This novel runs deeper than you first imagine (no pun intended) and the harrowing details of a child lost emerge slowly and painfully.
Highly recommended for the beach this year...
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars slow burner 23 July 2009
By ~The Bookworm~ VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I agree with other reviewers who say this book starts slowly, but there's a point at which you find yourself totally immersed in the world JoJo Moyes has created, and the characters which live and breath within it. It's one of those books which you can't put down, feel desperate to find out what happens, but which you don't ever, ever want to end.

I was moved to tears by so many aspects of the latter parts of the novel - the ghost nets, Kathleen and Nino, the lost child, the pain of self-discovery for Mike and also Hannah, Brolly's fate... This was an absolute joy of a read. My first time with this author, but it won't be my last because this has to be one of the most enjoyable books I've read for a while now!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story from Jojo Moyes 7 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback
This is the 3rd book by Jojo Moyes which I have read and each one has been excellent and well researched.

A great story which gradually reveals more depth as each character tells their side of the story, and one which has more substance than your average "romance" novel.

Couldn't put it down!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely romantic read! 26 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read quite a few novels by thie author and this one doesn't disappoint!The story began slowly but soon I was unable to stop reading and was dying to know what would happen next.The descriptions of Silver Bay and the surrounding sealife were very detailed and painted images of a very relaxed Australian way of life which as a reader I wanted to see preserved.Lisa and Hannahs story when revealed was so sad I shed a few tears!The ending was totally unexpected-what a lovely way to finish.I eagerly await Jojo Moyes next book in September!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silver Bay lets you gently in 27 Feb 2007
Format:Hardcover
Anyone who has felt the long drawn out dread that comes when developers move in will sympathize with the inhabitants of Silver Bay. Cocooned in a time warp, they have their sensitivities, lives and loves brought into sharp focus by a challenge to their lives from the outside world. Jojo's storytelling skills, notched up yet another gear for this new book, will beguile and entertain her readership.

Silver Bay lets you gently in, but before you know it you are completely engaged with the people in its landscape and totally unprepared for a surprising ending.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting 5 Mar 2007
Format:Hardcover
If you like to read a book where the pages almost turn themselves this book will not disappoint.

The story revolves around the small community of 'Silver Bay' and is told from different perspectives by four narrators. There are strong dramatic events, as well as an intriguing mystery. It is an entirely believable story in which a quiet unassuming community is threatened by the source that ultimately sustains it - tourism - but tourism also threatens the lives of those that live in the ocean, without whom there would be no tourism...

This is a great tale of endurance and commitment - to a way of life, to a community, to the whales, as well as to maintaining dignity and self-respect. Jojo has written a story that reflects how, in life, there are not 'rights' and 'wrongs' but, rather, very difficult decisions to be made, and that in making these decisions the effect is often far greater than we intended.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars well worth persevering 15 Mar 2008
Format:Paperback
As an avid Jojo Moyes fan I was disappointed how much I struggled to engage with the first half of this book. I didn't identify with the characters or the plot.

However I wasn't to be disappointed. Halfway through the book the story stopped meandering and the various threads began to come together. So much so that I spent 4 hours unable to put the book down absorbed by the fate of the Silver Bay inhabitants....and yes I cried.

Persevere - A lot of time (maybe too much) is spent creating the backdrop and building up to the big reveal. However once Jojo Moyes gets into her stride and does what she is so good at - building and developing the relationships between the characters this book was unputdownable.

Despite the beginning a great read full of twists and turns that keep you guessing right till the end.
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Published 1 day ago by C. R. Mandall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good book by a clever writer.
Published 2 days ago by Janemaur
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as her other books.
I really love Jojo Moyes' writing usually, but I found this book to be a little off her usual standard. Read more
Published 4 days ago by RachelJoyce
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit dissapointing.
Jojo moyes is a brilliant author and I've read a lot of her books but unfortunately this one did not grab me as much as some of the others.
Published 5 days ago by john duviau
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I absolutely loved this book. Yes it does start slowly and a little without depth but builds to an absolute page turner. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Helen Peacock
4.0 out of 5 stars Always enjoy a good Jo Jo Moyes book and this one ...
Always enjoy a good Jo Jo Moyes book and this one didn't fail to make the grade. Another well writ book.
Published 9 days ago by Gillian Damjanovic
3.0 out of 5 stars slow start fast finish
started quite slow took me a few attempts to get further than chapter 2 but im glad i did was a very nice story . Read more
Published 15 days ago by leigh patterson
3.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Descriptions
3.5 stars

This book began really slowly and it took me quite a while to get fully engaged with the story. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Ionia Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars Stick with it!
I found it to be a rather slow start; but, as others have indicated it was well worth sticking with it. Eventually I didn't want to put it down!
Published 17 days ago by Miss Dawn Harvey
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great
This was the third JoJo Moyes book I read and it simply doesn't compare to Me Before You or The Last Letter From Your Lover - I couldn't connect with the characters and the plot... Read more
Published 21 days ago by pargypu
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