From the bestselling author of Me Before You and two-time winner of the RNA Novel of the Year award. On Coronation night the ex-pat community in Hong Kong gathers for a celebration party, and while they strain to listen to the wireless, 21-year-old Joy falls in love at first sight. She is engaged within 24 hours, but will not see her fiance again for a year. In 1980, 18-year-old Patricia's rebellion is to run away to from County Wexford with her illegitimate child. Fifteen years later Sabine leaves trendy Hackney to visit the grandparents she doesn't know, and finds that time in Wexford seems to have stood still. When Sabine, her mother and grandmother are brought together, not only is a deeply buried family secret is discovered, but also some fundamental truths: about the conflict between love and duty, about women's choices, and about mothers and daughters. 'Perceptive debut novel . . . Be sure that your bookmark is a hankie.' - Elle
An enjoyable read and a promising debut novel. Sunday Express
Jojo Moyes, geboren 1969, hat Journalistik studiert und für die "Sunday Morning Post" in Hongkong und den "Independent" in London gearbeitet. Sie lebt mit ihrem Mann und ihren drei Kindern auf einer Farm in Essex.