'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
The 2007 novel Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You and two-time winner of the RNA Novel of the Year award.
Liza McCullen will never escape her past. But the unspoilt 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.
Until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel, and the peace of Silver Bay is shattered. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and disturbing eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbours her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love - never deserve to love - again.