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From the acclaimed author of Sheltering Rain comes an intensely moving story of two women whose lives entwine through a lovely seaside house.

The tiny, well-ordered seaside village of Merham holds little to interest the adventurous -- except for Arcadia, the breathtaking art deco house perched above the shoreline. Attracted to this magical place, young Lottie Swift surrende
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Kindle Edition, 515 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by William Morrow & Company (first published 2003)
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Carmen de la Rosa
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Llegado este momento he leído la mayoría de las novelas de Jojo Moyes y me he dado cuenta de que realmente disfruto de su habilidad para alejarme del pasado o del presente con humor y corazón, todo mientras tengo que estar al tanto de sus personajes y los altibajos que experimentan.

Este libro sigue un patrón que ha empleado antes, comenzando con una historia que tiene lugar hace décadas y luego, cuando el argumento ha llegado a su punto de crisis, se salta hacia adelante a los personajes actual
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Carol
Beginning started out kind of odd actually and slow taking me 100 pages to become interested in the main characters, Lottie & Celia and their lives in the 1940's; and then when I was totally immersed, Part Two abruptly switches to present day with a whole new set of characters. I wanted more of Guy and Joe, Celia's crazy family and all the interesting character's at the deco house in Part One! Author does eventually tie it all together in the end, but reader is left with some unanswered ques ...more
Paria
May 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1396
«میوه خارجی» یا «رها در باد» اثر جوجو مویز.
این کتاب در انگلیس با عنوان میوه ی خارجی و و در آمریکا با عنوان رها در باد ترجمه شده. عنوان اول رو نشر آموت و عنوان دوم رو نشر میلکان ترجمه کرده.
کتاب طبق روال همیشگی آثار جوجو مویز تم عاشقانه داره. و البته در دو زمان متفاوت روایت میشه. در قسمت اول کتاب، نوجوانی دختری به نام لوتی که بخاطر وضعیت نابسامان خانوادش توسط خانواده ی دیگه ای سرپرستی میشه و ماجرای عاشقانه ای که براش رخ میده، شرح داده میشه. و در قسمت دوم سال ها بعد، زنی که پارتنرش اون و فرزندش رو
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Jill
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having discovered that I loved the writing of Jojo Moyes, I’ve set about to read through her backlist. Windfallen is her second novel, and was originally published in the UK as Foreign Fruit, which, to my thinking, is a much more appropriate title.

The novel begins in the 1950’s in the conservative seaside town of Merham a couple of hours from London. The community is appalled when a previously empty 1930’s art deco house known as Arcadia is taken over by a group of bohemians with ambigious domes
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Pilar
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5*
Al terminar la historia me ha quedado la sensación de "incompleta", es decir, me han faltado cosas, me han faltado momentos, creo que el final se ha resuelto demasiado deprisa y he echado de menos leer más sobre esos reencuentros que tanto llegas a desear. Sin embargo, no puedo negar que Jojo tiene una habilidad espectacular para combinar dos historias paralelas, pasado y presente, e irlas resolviendo poco a poco.
Ariella
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a disappointment. I've read and really liked other Moyes novels which I feel were written with substance however this book was so shallow and left me feeling flat. It fell short in so many ways from the technique employed- the "past" story and the "present " story based around an unusual house in a conservative seaside English town. The house itself is supposed to be a character in the novel, and was built in the 1920's, however the two parts to the story take place in the 1950's and th ...more
Jess The Bookworm
Lottie is taken in by the Holden family as an evacuee during the war and lives in the quiet and conservative seaside town of Merham. Lottie makes friends with Celia Holden, and when an interesting and arty family move into the art deco house, they become involved with the controversial inhabitants.

When Celia goes off to London to work and comes back home engaged, the girls' lives change forever.

The story switches to modern day, where thr art deco house is being converted into a hotel. All of the
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Elahe
تعداد شخصیت ها خیلی زیاد بود و سخت میشد باهاش ارتباط برقرار کرد، به محض اینکه شرایط و شخصیت ها اشنا شد و تو روال داستان قرار گرفتم، داستان به زمان حال پرش کرد و شخصیت های جدید وارد شدن و روز از نو روزی از نو.
بخش هایی از کتاب هم احتمالا مشکل سانسور و... داشت که مترجم در لفافه بهش پرداخته بود، مفهوم دریافت میشد ولی خب بازم تو ذوقم میزد.
دو شخصیت اصلی زن داستان (حداقل برای من) اصلا دوست داشتنی نبودن و بقیه شخصیت ها حضورشون در داستان خیلی کمرنگ تر از اون بود که بشه باهاشون ارتباط گرفت.
شاید اگر کتا
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Kristy Drážovská
Mám pocit, že som túto knihu čítala celé veky, ale ľudia moji... to bolo tak výborné! Rozhodne dobre strávený čas. Nenapadá mi jediné negatívum a užila som si asi každú jednu stránku a časť príbehu. Veľmi ma bavila práve časť z minulosti, no k srdcu mi prirástla aj súčasná situácia pričom som hlavnej hrdinke držala palce a obľúbila som si ju. Táto kniha mi dokonale sadla a ani som netušila, že je presne tým, čo som aktuálne potrebovala. Odporúčam.
Maria Sol
Debo confesar que de los libros que leí de Jojo Moyes, este, es el que mas me costó. Se me hizo lento y por momentos algo denso, sobre todo en la primera parte y por lo mismo creo que no logré simpatizar con ninguno de sus personajes, ni llegar a entender algunas situaciones. La segunda parte esta mejor, mas ágil y por lo tanto, para mi, mas entretenida.
Si no tengo mal entendido, este es uno de los primeros libros escrito por la autora y creo que se nota como con el paso del tiempo y la experien
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Beth (bibliobeth)
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Regular visitors to my blog will probably know that I'm a big fan of Jojo Moyes ever since she came to my awareness with books like Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind, but recently I have decided to read her back catalogue of work, this book being the first. Foreign Fruit was first published in 2003 and is set in two time periods, contemporary and the 1950's but inter-links seamlessly to form a fascinating and compelling story. We start off in the 1950's, in the sleepy seaside town of Me ...more
Susan Brown
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Susan by: Susan Bowshall
This is Jojo Moyes' second book and I have to say that it is quite obvious she became much more skilled as a writer with subsequent works. This was a most peculiar book. Very hard to tell in which time frame the author was presenting each scenario (the story jumps back in time). There are so many characters it is difficult to work out the connections between them, not helped by editorial errors in which names are mixed up. Also there are characters whose presence is never explained and I often w ...more
Lisa Hall
I typically like her books, but I found this one troubling on two fronts. On one hand, several of the paralel plots were predictable. On the other, it was frustratingly not very specific in explaining what happened to the original cast. Would not read again.

SPOILER * * *

On thinking on it more, several plot holes really bother me.

(1) Why did Lottie not tell Guy that Camille was his? Seems like he would have loved knowing he had family. Is Lottie just planning on continuing to lie to Camille?

(2) W
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A Miuda Geek
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
My first Jojo Moyes and certianly not my last.

This book is divided in 2 parts with no transition whatsoever between them. The first part revolves around the 1950's on a costal litle town that thrives on the arrival of hollydaymakers during thr summer. It tells the story of Lottie, a girl who was evacuated from London during the War and was kind of adopted by the Holden family. It describes the events of one summer that will changes their lives forever.
It is also the story of Arcadia House, an a
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Joyce
I really enjoy the alternating time lines in Moyes' novels. This one is set in 50s and 2000s, with Lottie as the main character who ties the stories together. This is a novel of relationships--family, friends, romantic--that plays out against the backdrop of a fabulous art deco house in a British seaside town. It's home to bohemian artists in the 50s and will be an artist retreat again, restored to its original splendor, in the 21st century. Interesting but flawed characters in both time lines, ...more
Hasti
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
تا اواسط کتاب ، سیر داستان پیوسته و معمولیه و از اون به بعد داستان رنگ و بوی تازه اایی میگیره و جذاب میشه
شیوه ایی که دو داستان جدا رو به هم مربوط کرده بود خیلی خوب و جالب بود اما متاسفانه تاکید نویسنده روی عشق های نیمه تمام و ازدواج هایی که برای فراموشی یه نفر دیگه اتفاق افتاده خیلی مورد پسند من نبود ..این اواخر روابط افراد داستان واقعا مسخره شده بود و نویسنده یه جورایی انحصاری بودن عشق رو با این داستان زیر سوال برد
Ann
Mar 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Really a lovely, entertaining read - while I was reading it! Unfortunately I delayed in writing my review, and find that tho I have fond memories of the reading experience, I can't remember all that much about it. Jo Jo Moyes, the author, is quite 'up there' on my favorite author's list after "Me Before You". Think it's not totally an issue of my memory as "Me Before You" is still vivid for me.
This story takes place in an English village, delightfully written, and at the time quite enthralli
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Maria Christine
Det er ikke en af hendes topbøger. Men den fanger mig og det er en sød historie
dog en anelse langtrukken nogle steder
Valentina Turchetti
Mi aspettavo di meglio .
Un racconto ch è diviso in tre parti , ma solo l inizio e la fine fine sono interessanti .
A parte noioso e caotico e pur essendo firmato Jojo , non passa .
Deludente.
Staceyj
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge fan of Jojo's. I love her stories and writing style. I am never disappointed. She shows how flawed and confused us humans can be.
Mahdieh
... بعد هم دست استخوانیاش را روی بازوی دیزی گذاشت و با این توصیه که هرگز دست به کاری نزن که فکر میکنی مجبوری انجام بدهی، آنجا را ترک کرد.
-بلکه کاری را انجام بده که واقعا به آن اعتقاد داری، اینجوری بعدش دیگر پشیمان نمیشوی. چون وقتی به سن من برسی، وای خدای من، میبینی که این چیزهای کوفتی چطور داغونت میکنند.
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Jodi
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hard to find this on Goodreads. 'Windfallen' is aka 'Foreign Fruits'. Not sure if the versions are different, but I read Windfallen.

I had a hard time with the first 50 pages or so of this one. I was confused, bored... I'm not sure when, but maybe Chapter 3 or 4, I was hooked! Then came part 2 and the story switched to modern day:(. While parts of the past still weaved into the story, I wished so bad the whole book would have been about the drama of Part 1's characters. Love the Bohemians! Very
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Amanda Weaver
It's official, Jojo Moyes is my very favorite author. I'm making myself wait to start a new book by her just so I can put off the day when I'll have no more Jojo Moyes books to read.

This book follows a pattern she's employed before, starting with a story taking place decades ago and then, when that storyline has reached it's crisis point, skipping forward to present day and new characters. But of course, the present and the past always collide and present day events end up resolving the things t
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Angie
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An early JoJo Moyes book, the second one she published I believe. It's also known as Foreign Fruit, which it was published under in the UK.

As it's an early writing, you can definitely sense a different tone with this one. Reminds me a lot of her first book, Sheltering Rain, in how it's written and the overall feel. They both put me in the mindset of Pilcher books. I love her books, so for me that was a good thing. :)

If you want me to compare, I'll admit it's not as good as her later stuff, but
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treehugger
I do love Jojo Moyes. She writes a light, airy novel that doesn't assume you are light and airy between the ears. I thought this one was quite a bit too long, and I actually found some of the historical parts a little hard to follow - I'm not sure exactly what she was trying to get at with her long winded descriptions of their bohemian lifestyles, and there were too many minor characters in that section to really keep track of who was who. All in all, though, I did like the book, and I do think ...more
Shady
Nov 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
چقدر سخت میره جلو ، ترجمه اصلا خوب نیست، داستان هیچ کششی نداره ، دارم جون می کنم و چرا رهاش نمی کنم خودم هم نمی دونم ....
Wendie
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, though was confused at the beginning of Part II (until I read the jacket, again :-)). I haven't quite figured out the ending, so I am actually planning to send the author an email to see if she'll respond.....

I liked the fact that the author didn't spell everything out explicitly; she felt the reader was clever enough to work some things out on her/his own. I'm a big fan, in general, of intertwined stories, and Jojo Moyes did this very well, with great description
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Bahareh
میوه خارجی داستان دو دختر در گذشته ی دور است که هر کدام ویژگی های خاص خود را دارند. سیلیا و لوتی
داستان در گذشته و حال حاضر اتفاق می افتد.
عمارتی که سال ها محل حضور هنرمندان در گذشته بوده اکنون توسط فردی به نام جونز خریداری شده و نیاز به بازسازی دارد. طراحی مجدد عمارت رازهای ساکنان گذشته ی آن را برملا می سازد و اتفاقات جالبی را رقم می زند.

پ.ن: تا الان 5 تا از کتابای جوجو مویز را خوندم هنوز که هنوزه هیچ کدام به پای من پیش از تو نرسیده.
Ashley Brown
This book had a few things that I was kinda confused about, like switching to a different time era with out really telling us that's what was going on, and going on to what seemed like a whole new story, I had really taken a liking to the first story but as I kept on reading it did all tie in and I was brought back in by the sweet stories of independence and finding your self when times get hard
Nooraayne
Jan 02, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
فیلم های ترکیه ای و روابطشون شرف داشتند به این کتاب.
تا با شخصیت های کتاب اشنا شدیم و قابل هضم شدن روند کتاب تغییر کرد و شخصیت های جدید اومدند.
ششصد صفحه برای همچین داستانی خیلی زیاد بود! اصلا پیشنهاد نمیشه که بخونید.
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Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.

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.

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