Friday, December 12, 2014

Review: Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes

Silver Bay
by Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 338
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled 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. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt’s hotel.

The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love—never deserve to love—again.

For his part, Mike Dormer is expecting just another business deal—an easy job kick-starting a resort in a small seaside town ripe for development. But he finds that he doesn’t quite know what to make of the eccentric inhabitants of the ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel, especially not enigmatic Liza McCullen, and their claim to the surrounding waters.

Kritters Thoughts:
 A small tucked away bay in Australia has been living as is with dolphins and migrating whales basically untouched except the current inhabitants and a few tourists here and there.  Mike an employee at a development firm heads to this small Australian bay to get research for his next huge project and while there learns the local culture and must decide if the development is right for the area.

Quite the roller coaster of a book, but not too dramatic.  I loved that there was a main plot of the development of the land, but there was a sub plot as to why Liza McCullen had escaped to her aunt's home for refuge with her young daughter.  Thankfully unlike some books the author didn't pound the fact of a secret too hard since it could be a sub plot instead of the main scene.  AND there was a twist at the end that I may have found out a bit ahead of time, but it didn't disappoint!

One of my favorite parts was the small appearance of one of The Ship of Brides characters, especially since I didn't see it coming at all!  Still a Jojo Moyes fan and have just one more book of hers that I currently own to read and review - The Last Letter From Your Lover.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Penguin.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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