Sheltering Rain

Author(s): Jojo Moyes


The captivating debut novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and the new bestseller Still Me.

On Coronation night the ex-pat community in Hong Kong gathers for a celebration party, and while they strain to listen to the wireless, 21-year-old Joy falls in love at first sight. She is engaged within 24 hours, but will not see her fiance again for a year.

In 1980, 18-year-old Patricia's rebellion is to run away to from County Wexford with her illegitimate child.

Fifteen years later Sabine leaves trendy Hackney to visit the grandparents she doesn't know, and finds that time in Wexford seems to have stood still.

When Sabine, her mother and grandmother are brought together, not only is a deeply buried family secret is discovered, but also some fundamental truths: about the conflict between love and duty, about women's choices, and about mothers and daughters.

'Perceptive debut novel . . . Be sure that your bookmark is a hankie.' - Elle


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

'I enjoyed this novel very much' -- Rosamunde Pilcher 'A very beautiful and very moving story' -- Lesley Pearse '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 20020707 'Perceptive debut novel ... Be sure that your bookmark is a hankie' -- Elle 20020707 'An emotional roller-coaster of a read' -- Company 20020707 'Wonderful full-blooded traditional storytelling, but with a fresh slant' -- Sarah Harrison 20020707

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 children.

General Fields

  • : 9780340960356
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : 0.354
  • : January 2008
  • : 196mm X 132mm X 34mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 528
  • : n/a