Sheltering Rain (Paperback)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, the basis for the major motion picture, comes the touching, unforgettable story of three generations of Irish women faced with the fundamental truths of love, duty, and the unbreakable bond that unites mothers and daughters.
Estranged from her mother since she ran away from her rural Irish home as a young woman, Kate swore a future oath that she’d always be a friend to her daughter, Sabine. But history has a way of repeating itself, and Kate now faces an ever-widening chasm between herself and her daughter. With Sabine about to make her own journey to Ireland to see the grandmother Kate abandoned, Kate is left wondering how they ever made it here, and what she can do to close the gap between them.
For Joy, seeing her granddaughter is a dream come true. After the painful separation from Kate, she’s looking forward to having time with Sabine. Yet almost as soon as the young woman arrives, the lack of common ground between them deflates her enthusiasm. And when Sabine’s impetuous, inquisitive nature forces Joy to face long-buried secrets from her past, she realizes that perhaps it’s time to finally heal old wounds.
“This perceptive…novel does the mother-and-daughter thing in page-turning style.”--Elle
About the Author
Jojo Moyes is a British novelist and journalist. She is one of only a few authors to have twice won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association and has been translated into eleven different languages.
“…a tremendously gifted storyteller…”
— Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife
“This is a remarkable first novel, rich and deep and full of wonderfully realized characters. Oh, these women!”
— Anne Rivers Siddons
“Accomplished debut...in style and substance Moyes is a worthy addition to [Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy’s] ranks....Fluidly paced and cast with engaging characters.”
“I enjoyed Sheltering Rain very much.”
— Rosamunde Pilcher
“A delicious read.”
— Library Journal
“[Moyes’s] thoughtful tone and light touch make this a delightful read.”
— Publishers Weekly