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  1. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    I think fans of Moyes' Me Before You are going to be disappointed with this one Me Before You was one of my favorite reads of last year It was beautiful heartbreaking and completely unputdownable This one had a very different feel and I had a difficult time getting into the storySilver Bay is a slow paced women's fiction book that focuses on life in a sleepy seaside town Much of the book's plot revolves around the local marine life in Silver Bay and there were some beautiful atmospheric descriptions of the setting There is also an undercurrent of unreuited love secrecy and loss that gives the book an extra punch of emotion No one could call this book uncomplicated There are love triangles and people pining after each other over years and decades There is family drama galore However despite all of these seemingly interesting details this book is still painfully and endlessly slow I mean it clocks in at over 400 pages and it dragged on and on for me I had a few main issues with this book other then the pace that I'll bring up First of all there were about 1000 points of view I think in reality there were six and I thought that that was about four POVs too many I don't like head hopping It takes me out of the emotion of the scene and it makes it difficult for me to follow at times I thought it weighed down the story and interrupted the flow The story was also very predictable The plot twists were nowhere near twisty enough I could guess what was about to happen or thereabouts 90% of the time It was a little done for my tasteFinally I didn't see why everyone was so enad with Liza She seemed like an emotionally distant user to me and I had a difficult time seeing how she managed to rope in so much attention I had trouble relating to her and though she had a horrible past empathizing with her The romance in particular was very underdeveloped for me I didn't see or feel the connection and I was unsure how the love had come aboutOverall this book was not what I was expecting following Me Before You I think I wanted something and what I got was dull and predictable Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  2. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    As in many aspects of my life I need to modernise This one was a CD audio but missed a chapter or too as it was bumpy I’m used to this happening with the kids DVD’s all the time BUT NOT MY BOOK THANK YOU VERY MUCHAnother enjoyable contemporary read I have read a few like this lately This is nowhere in the league of The Ship of Brides but it was good for what it was A nice enjoyable story covering various issues of the day – conservation domestic violence ethics and property development and greed This little fictional town is based near where my parents moved in their retirement after Sydney suburban living which was nice to recognise and another real coastal town where we have holidayed numerous times was also mentioned ‘Salamander Bay’ This is a great part of the Australian coast lineMy interest waned at times and I also thought the epilogue was a tad long I do however recommended this as a nice light read a holiday one would be perfect if this is the way you like to read when you have a short break from the real world It also would be enjoyed by those who like reading about Australia and its down to earth people characters It doesn’t push any boundaries and leaves you satisfied which is a good thing

  3. Duchess Nicole Duchess Nicole says:

    This is a book about a family of women and the man who inadvertently falls in love with all of them No it's not as creepy as it sounds Mike is a big shot developer for a London based company He's sent to Silver Bay to scope out this uaint little seaside town as a potential spot for a major resortThe tiny inn that he stays in is also the home of Kathleen Liza and HannaAunt Mother and daughter Kathleen is a seventy six year old shark girlher claim to fameLiza runs a whaledolphin watching boat and raises her eleven year old daughter Hannah These women have secrets but none so big as Liza She puts on a strong woman front but is somehow fragile and secretive There is nothing redemptive about the loss of a child no lessons of value it can teach you It is too big too overwhelming too black to articulate It is a bleak overwhelming physical pain shocking in its intensity and every time you think you might have moved forward an inch it swells back like a tidal wave to drown you againIt was interesting watching Mike's protective man instincts come out while around Liza For me that's what this book centered aroundhow this man was changed by living a slow paced lifestyle where cell phones and internet are scoffed at where life is lived without rushing for monetary gain These women just live Their needs are simple their pasts are not and Mike falls in love with it all Problem is Mike has a fiancee and an extremely lucrative job back home not to mention the fact that the wheels are set in motion for this project to go through People in Silver Bay weren't the agitating kind The sea does that to you living so close to something over which you have no control can make you fatalisticI really connected with this story and usually women's fiction just doesn't do it for me But the way Moyes alludes to motherhoodthose subtle nuances that made Liza too human to be the perfect motherspoke to me Her secrets are real doozies and they have shaped her entire life and the life of her daughter And as things start to unravel I fell in love with them all just as Mike does My only complaint is that I felt like there were some loose ends that needed wrapped up better Namely the other men in Liza's liferomantic and not Their stories were left hanging I also thought that there were too many points of view Six to be exact and two of them got a single chapter and that was it If you're important enough to get a chapter you're important enough to be included in the endingThe ending is a bit predictable but still very good This was my first book by Jojo Moyes but I'll make sure to read her others now It made me laugh definitely had me in tears than once and left me with a sense of satisfaction of a wonderful thought provoking story Advance copy provided by the publisher for review

  4. Sharon Sharon says:

    I really enjoy Jojo Moyes books but I thought this one was a bit slow to begin with and it took me some time to get into it But once I was nearly half way through I really started to enjoy it and was glad I kept on reading itLiza lives and works with her family in Silver Bay They run a small hotel in the area which they've had for many years and they also take tourists out on the boats to do a spot of whale and dolphin watching hoping to catch a glimpse of the most beautiful creatures of the seaMike Dormer is a property developer from England and has turned up in Silver Bay with the intentions of developing the area into a leisure complex But in time he gets to know Lizaher family and the people of the local town He can see how much this area means to so many and starts to have second thought about the developmentI enjoyed this book and I especially enjoyed reading about the whales and dolphins this part of the story I thought was uite beautiful

  5. Theresa Alan Theresa Alan says:

    I loved this as much as I loved Me Before You There were a lot of twists and turns I didn’t see coming and the story made me tear up several timesMike comes to Silver Bay in Australia intent on building a huge 5 star hotel that emphasizes water sports like water skiing and jet skiing in the bay He stays at the run down inn of 76 year old Kathleen Whittier Gaines her niece Liza and Liza’s 11 year old daughter Hannah Liza owns a boat and takes passengers out to see dolphins and whales Mike falls for Liza and Hannah too and he sheds some of his big city London ways the time he spends there but too much is already in motionMoyes does an amazing job describing what it’s like essentially coexisting with dolphins and migrating whales Her descriptions of the sea animals’ lives are remarkable Highly recommendedFor of my reviews please visit

  6. ☮Karen ☮Karen says:

    A good light look at a small whale and dolphin watching community in New South Wales and the repercussions both environmental and personal when outsiders seek to interfere for the purpose of profit So many topics are covered in this engaging story Love of all kinds community family overcoming adversityFrom the epilogue which summed it up perfectly Look out at the sea for long enough and its moods and frenzies and its beauties and terrors and you'll have all the stories you need Of love and danger and about what life lands in your nets And the fact that sometimes it's not your hand on the tiller and you can do no than trust that it will work out OKAnother solid offering from this author

  7. Tracy Tracy says:

    I only got 27% through this and had to stop I've read three other books by Jojo Moyes and loved them This one however was not great First of all it needs an editor The story was disjointed there were inconsistencies and it was just giving me a headache I wanted to finish it I was interested in the story set in a small fishing village in Australia which I found interesting But just too choppy I couldn't make myself read another 73% So now I'm moving on to another book set in Australia The Light Between Oceans Sorry Jojo I really tried

  8. Penny Penny says:

    This is another solid book from Jojo Moyes This one is about a small community in Australia whose welfare is based on whale watching A large developer decides to built an enormous facility that will change the whole community and the locals lives forever Unfortunately the man sent by the developer falls in love with the place as it is and then helps the locals fight itAs usual Moyes' strength is in creating characters that feel real and uirky and with whom the reader is engaged In this particular book there are several threads running alongside eachother and at times different stories come to the fore The side characters of an elderly aunt and her love life were the most amusing and endearing to me rather than the rather predictable main love interest However the location of Australia the details of whales dolphins and their environment were deftly handledGood beach read

  9. Alina Alina says:

    A soft romance kind of boring and predictable The kid and her aunt were the only ones I liked in this book besides the animals Not my cup of coffee

  10. Krystal Krystal says:

    By the time I finished it it had become moderately entertaining but overall it was a little tedious and far from Jojo Moyes' best workIt was fairly predictable so another book that's about the journey than the 'shock twists' you see coming a mile away But despite the simplicity of the story it took a long time wandering a lot of side paths on the way but never properly exploring them I was thankful it didn't pull out too many Aussie stereotypes but a tiny coastal town is just not an entertaining setting for me The characters have to make up for it and while these were well painted I didn't find myself particularly attached to any of them The main romance was cliche from start to finish so held little interest for me and its 'save the wildlife' message was a bit too heavy handed It was written simply enough so as mentioned I did eventually find myself entertained but overall it was a bit of a disappointment

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Silver Bay ❴Read❵ ➲ Silver Bay Author Jojo Moyes – Projectontwikkelaar Mike Dormer vertrekt vanuit Londen om in een klein Australisch kustplaatsje een aantal hotels uit de grond te stampen om zo zijn slag te slaan Maar Silver Bay blijkt geen doorsnee Projectontwikkelaar Mike Dormer vertrekt vanuit Londen om in een klein Australisch kustplaatsje een aantal hotels uit de grond te stampen om zo zijn slag te slaan Maar Silver Bay blijkt geen doorsnee ingeslapen stadje en de bewoners van het excentrieke bouwvallige Silver Bay Hotel weten al snel Mikes gehaaide ideeën te temperen Door mensen als de intrigerende Liza McCullen die vijf jaar geleden een dochtertje verloor haar andere dochter van tien en haar legendarische tante Kathleen die lang geleden de grootste haai ooit in Silver Bay heeft gevangen begint Mike te twijfelen aan zijn motieven Wie heeft eigenlijk het meeste recht op deze unieke baai.

  • Paperback
  • 344 pages
  • Silver Bay
  • Jojo Moyes
  • Dutch
  • 14 August 2015
  • 9789032503970

About the Author: Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes is a British novelistMoyes studied at Royal Holloway University of London She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subseuently worked for The Independent for years In she became a full time novelist Moyes novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists Association RNA Romantic Novel of the Year in She is mar.