Sheltering Rain

Sheltering Rain

Book - 2002 | 1st ed.
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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

Publisher: New York : Morrow, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060012885
0060012889
9780062297693
Branch Call Number: FIC MOYES
Characteristics: viii, 358 p. ; 24 cm.

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brangwinn
Jun 30, 2015

Moyes’ talent for finding stories in family relationships continues in this story. When pregnant, unmarried Kate flees her drab horse-loving parents in rainy, cold Ireland for a life in London, she never successfully develops relationships with men. She sends her daughter, Sabine, to Ireland to spend time with her grandparents. Sabine comes to appreciate what her mother couldn’t but it takes the death of her grandfather to bring her mother back to discover that you don’t need to leave home to find happiness.

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lpreston214
Jul 29, 2014

Oh my goodness, I love this author. Fully realized characters, lots of emotional angst and a bit of romance. Of course, British! As in many books that could be categorized as 'chick lit', we don't get inside the minds of the males very much but Jojo's later novels do this better. I still liked this book very much.

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Jan 01, 2014

Joy is estranged from her only daughter, Kate, and knows little of her sixteen-year-old granddaughter Sabine. But all that is about to change when Sabine arrives, seeking shelter at her grandparents' house in Ireland -- the very place from which her mother, Kate, ran years before.

Suddenly, with an impetuous and inquisitive young woman in the house, Joy finds herself facing long-buried secrets of her past. And Kate, too, must bridge the painful chasm between herself, her daughter, and ultimately, her mother. Coming together, these three generations discover fundamental truths about love, duty, and the unbreakable bond that unites them as mother, daughters, and women

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