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Sheltering Rain | [Jojo Moyes]

Sheltering Rain

On Coronation night the ex-pat community in Hong Kong gathers for a celebration party, and 21-year-old Joy falls in love at first sight. She is engaged within 24 hours, but will not see her fiancé again for a year. Fifteen years later, when Sabine, her mother and grandmother are brought together, not only 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.
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Publisher's Summary

On Coronation night the ex-pat community in Hong Kong gathers for a celebration party, and 21-year-old Joy falls in love at first sight. She is engaged within 24 hours, but will not see her fiancé again for a year. Fifteen years later, when Sabine, her mother and grandmother are brought together, not only 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.

©2002 Jojo Moyes; (P)2003 W F Howes Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"There are plenty of fireworks among the three and the strong supporting cast as old secrets come to the surface in this absorbing family drama." (Publishers Weekly)
"The Irish setting and warmly described family relationships will appeal to fans of Maeve Binchy." (Library Journal)

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  • Jessica
    Twickenham, Middlesex, United Kingdom
    1/7/09
    Overall
    "good"

    the story is good - characters are largely well drawn (although kate is a bit of a cartoon character) but the book really comes alive in the parts dealing with hong kong in the 50s. In my opinion Moyes is at her best in dealign with the war/post war era (this book is probably not as good as ship of brides but still worth a listen).

    Where the book is weaker is in the reading - the actress in question can come across as a bit one dimensional . That said it is still a good listen.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Gillian
    Basildon, United Kingdom
    7/16/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Another brilliant storyline from Jojo Moyes"
    Would you listen to Sheltering Rain again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to it again as it was such an entertaining story and I could really identify with all of the characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sheltering Rain?

    Too many to choose from!


    What does Judith Boyd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She brings warmth and fun to the telling of the story. She interprets the characters of the story superbly.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both....I balled my eyes out when the old horse died!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I have loved all of Jojo Moyes books that I have listened to. She is a superb storyteller and keeps you hooked the whole way through her books. I have listened to every one of her books on Audible now and am looking forward to some new ones coming through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    Andover, United Kingdom
    6/3/14
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    "Average book not Jojo at her best"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No there would be many others further up the list. The characters were a tad flat


    If you’ve listened to books by Jojo Moyes before, how does this one compare?

    Not her at her best out of the 4 I have read this would de at the bottom


    What aspect of Judith Boyd’s performance might you have changed?

    None


    Did Sheltering Rain inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Pa Bennett
    UK
    6/24/13
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    "Not for me"

    This book was to long winded. Surprising as I have listened to several books by Jojo Moyes which I have enjoyed. I was bored with it, gave up & returned it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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