Estranged from her mother since she ran away from her rural Irish home as a young woman, Kate swore an oath that she'd always be a f ...more
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However the novel focuses on Sabine, Joy's sulky grand-daughter, whose has been exiled to Ireland by her self-centered mother.You should feel sympathy for Sabine, but I couldn't.
I had to force my-self to finish this novel. If this was the first novel I had read by Jojo Moyes it would have been the last. Me Before You has redeemed ...more
Sheltering Rain is deeply moving and yet unnervingly depressing. It makes me feel depressed anyway even if it's not depressing. I love Jojo Moyes but this is not one of her best. Let me clarify thi ...more
Estão a ver aquele tipo de livro que, no fim, nos deixa um sentimento de nostalgia? por sabermos que a história chegou ao fim? por sabermos que não podemos continuar a ler? por não podermos acompanhar mais a história destas 3 mulheres? Retrato de Família é precisamente este tipo de livro. É um livro em que se eu só pudesse usar um adjectivo para o descrever usaria encantador.
Retrato de Família retrata a história de uma família disfuncional, afectada por segredos e por sentimentos rep...more
Новая книга Мойес «Счастливые шаги под дождем» - это невероятно трогательная история трех женщин: бабушки семейства - Джой, ее дочери - Кейт и внучки Джой и дочери Кейт – Сабины. Три женщины, три поколения, три совершенно разных мировоззрения, которым придется столкнуться друг с другом, чтобы пережить не легкие времена. Им предстоит простить друг другу взаимные обиды и наконец, обрести мир внутри самих себя.
Трудно поверить, но это дебютный роман автора. ...more
This is the third book of her's I've read in a month and I think Jojo Moyes might be my new favourite author.....
"Sheltering Rain," as it turns out, does not fall into the above category of fiction. It is not flashy. It is not easy, a ...more
Kate's going through a bit of a rough patch and decides to send her sixteen year old daughter, Sabine, to stay with her parents in Ireland while she sorts things out. Her mother and father, Joy and Edward, take Sabine into their home despite the fact that their rel ...more
Without wanting to give anything away, the story behind the photograph is all too easy to guess and no surprise at all really, but again the story never developed. Sabine was your typical teenager, Kate came across as a weak woman who jumped in and out of relationships without a second thought, J ...more
A história desenrola-se em torno de três gerações de mulheres: Joy, Kate e Sabine, respectivamente, avó, mãe e neta. No entanto, o seu relacionamento não é dos melhores, e é com o agravar do estado de saúde do marido de Joy, que obriga que estas mulheres a conviverem.
Temos então uma história familiar, um amor modelo. Mas na realidade sabemos que nenhuma família é perfeita e que há sempre algo escondido ...more
"Sheltering Rain" follows a mother who sends her unruly daughter to live with her grandparents in a farm in Ireland. Sabine is a spoiled teenager and doesn't like her grandparents farm at first. There is no internet and TV is scarce. Her grandparents raise and ride horses and Sabine never got into horses. Sabine is a sulky teenager her firs ...more
Leaping forward to 1997, in Ireland, we first meet Sabine Ballantyne, Joy and Edward's gra ...more
I did enjoy the back-and-forth between Joy and Edward when young, back when Queen Elizabeth was a new queen, and Sabine visiting her grandmother Joy in the present day ...more
Possivelmente a razão foi pelo facto de pensar que também esta mereceria 5 estrelas tal como a anterior...
A história está muito bem estruturada, fala de três épocas distintas que em muito se afastam ...
Joy, uma mulher severa que, outrora for feliz com o seu apaixonado Edward, foi traída por quem meno ...more
I have read several novels of Jojo Moyes before and got a big fan of her stories. I liked the charakters, the gripping plots and her style of writing, which has always the right balance of descriptive and narrative elements and of severity and humour.
Well, her writing was as usual. The story was okay, nothing very exciting, but still not boring, but the characters were very different from those in Moyes' other novels. They did not touch me. Sabine seemed to me as a stupi ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I enjoyed the characters stories.
I like the way Miss Moyes describes how life surprises us all the time, the things we learn about ourselves, the way we often do not feel how we had expected to feel when situations arise in life.
There is a sense of allowing your self to be forgiven for past mistakes made. It shows us we are able to move on in life after disasters have struck.
Having lived in Ireland for 9,5 years and in England for 15 years i could not help but noti ...more
All the horse related references are just great!
The three generations of girls is just what made that book so special. the problems of each one of them during the different people of their life. The focus on their private lives and how it's viewed in the eyes of each one of them. Great book!
You can tell this is one of the author's earlier books and it could do with an editor's heavy hand. It also does not do a very good job of evolving the characters or explaining some of their motivations.
I've enjoyed JoJo Moyes more recent books, both You Before Me ...more
Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.
Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.
She is mar ...more