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I believe this is the author's debut novel from 2002. And it's a lovely look at family--function and dysfunction. I found it hard to relate to Kate, but all the other characters resonated with me. Moyes has become one of my favorite authors, this debut is a wonderful exploration of mothers and daughters and the many forms that love takes.

From the publisher:
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 friend to her daughter, Sabine. But history has a way of repeating itself, and Kate now faces an ever-widening chasm between herself and her daughter. With Sabine about to make her own journey to Ireland to see her grandmother, Kate is left wondering how they ever made it here, and what she can do to close the gap between them.

For Joy, seeing her granddaughter is a dream come true. After the painful separation from Kate, she's looking forward to having time with Sabine. Yet almost as soon as the young woman arrives, the lack of common ground between them deflates her enthusiasm. And when Sabine's impetuous, inquisitive nature forces Joy to face long-buried secrets from her past, she realizes that perhaps it's time to finally heal old wounds.

1 comment:

Paula said...

I have only read Me Before You! But I enjoyed it. With a Irish setting I can see why you liked this one. I need to add it to my list! Thanks for the rview