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?
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'Romance doesn't get much more topsy-turvy than this whale of a tale ...' -- Daily Mirror 'Moyes is a romantic, and there is a gloriously happy ending, but the story is also surprising and genuinely moving.' -- The Times 'Compelling tale' -- Heat 'Beautifully crafted characters battle with everything nature has to throw at them as they fight to save Silver Bay and keep their secrets hidden. Moyes has mastered grown-up chick lit' -- News of the World '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 Praise for The Ship of Brides" -- : 'Awonderful read: tale of fate and destiny that remains utterly unsentimental.' -- Sunday Express 20050619 'Wonderfully romantic and moving.' -- Daily Mail 20050619 'This irresistible novel is told through the eyes of four women with their own hopes, fears and secrets.' -- Daily Express 20050619 'Fascinating read ... not only is THE SHIP OF BRIDES utterly compelling, it's educational. In a good way.' -- Heat 20050618 'Gloriously entertaining' -- Mirror 20050603 'Engaging and poignant...Moyes writes both dialogue and descriptive passages with charm.' -- Glasgow Herald 20050611
About Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and was brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she worked for the Independent newspaper until 2001. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and three children. She is the author of Sheltering Rain", Foreign Fruit", which won the RNA Novel of the Year award for 2003, The Peacock Emporium" and The Ship of Brides", shortlisted for the 2005 RNA award.
Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes
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Hodder & Stoughton
Short-listed for Romantic Novelists' Association Awards: Romantic Novel of the Year 2008
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