Sheltering Rain – by Jojo Moyes – #bookreview

More good storytelling from Jojo Moyes. An absorbing read. Awarded four stars on Goodreads.

shelteringrainThis book tells the story of three generations of Irish women:
• Joy – raised among high British society in Hong Kong, who marries a handsome naval officer at the end of a whirlwind romance
• Kate – Joy’s daughter, a single mom, whose rash actions as a teenager force her to leave the family horse farm in Ireland, move to London, and plunge her into a series of less-than-satisfactory relationships with men
• Sabine – Kate’s daughter, a teenager struggling to determine her own identity as she explores what it means to be part of a family

As the chapters jump from woman to woman and slowly reveal each woman’s full story, the characters and the reader learn how powerful long-held secrets can be in shaping mother-daughter relationships and how difficult it is for all children to understand the lives of and decisions made by their parents.

jojomoyes
Jojo Moyes

More about the author, Jojo Moyes.

You may be interested in my reviews of other books by Jojo Moyes: