An irresistible multi-generational saga from the bestselling author of THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER.
Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. And within two years of her marriage, the rumours had begun again.
Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother's shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium. Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life.
But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events. Only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future...
A charming and enchanting read. - Company
Even if the sun isn't shining, this book will make you feel like it is... - Good Housekeeping
The characters are strong, believable and endearing - and will evoke recognition and sympathy from all ages... An enjoyable read - and a promising debut novel. - Sunday Express on Sheltering Rain
Wonderful, romantic and moving. - Daily Mail on The Ship of Brides
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she worked for the Independent until 2001. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and three children.
Jojo has twice won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award: in 2011 for THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER and in 2003 for FOREIGN FRUIT. THE SHIP OF BRIDES and SILVER BAY were shortlisted for the 2005 and 2007 RNA award and SILVER BAY was shortlisted for the inaugural Good Housekeeping 2007 Book of the Year award. You can read Jojo's blog or find out more from her website, www.jojomoyes.com, follow her on Twitter @jojomoyes or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jojo.moyes.