Moyes, Jojo (Book - 2003 )
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A breathtaking house on the hills above a crashing seascape brings together two modern-day women whose lives become entangled as they share camaraderie along with heartbreak and despair as both learn the true nature of love and its capacity to repair and restore anything. Reprint.


Jojo Moyes, the heir apparent to Maeve Binchy and Rosamunde Pilcher, has a gift for skillfully capturing the passion and dreams of contemporary women. In this grippingly poignant novel, Moyes tells the story of two women whose lives are intertwined because of a beautiful house set on the cliffs high above the sea.

Merham is a well-ordered seaside town, the kind of village in which everyone knows her place -- and those who don't are promptly put in it. Lottie Swift, a Londoner by birth, loves Merham, while her best friend, Celia, chafes against its constraints. When a group of bohe-mians takes over Arcadia, a stark yet breathtaking art deco house on the seafront, the young women are drawn to the temptations offered there. And their actions set off a chain of events that will have longstanding consequences for all concerned.

Years later Daisy Parsons arrives to give the now-deserted house a makeover for its new owner. Daisy, who is fleeing a broken relationship, finds refuge at Arcadia, and something more -- a new beginning. And surprisingly, des-tiny seems once again to take a hand.

Vivid and absorbing, Windfallen will captivate readers who fell in love with Jojo Moyes's first novel, Sheltering Rain, and is sure to steal the hearts of a new generation of women everywhere.

Authors: Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
Title: Windfallen
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 382 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 0060012900
Statement of Responsibility: Jojo Moyes
Subject Headings: Seaside resorts Fiction Female friendship Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Seaside resorts
Female friendship
LCCN: 2002035758
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