Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which I  share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers, who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

What better way to spend a Friday!

Today I am happy to feature a book from one of my favorite authors.  It has been on my Kindle for a while, so let’s “dust” it off and take a look.  I downloaded this book, Silver Bay, by JoJo Moyes, in August 2014.





Beginning:  (Prologue – Kathleen)

My name is Kathleen Whittier Mostyn, and when I was seventeen I became famous for catching the biggest shark New South Wales had ever seen:  a gray nurse with an eye so mean it still looked like it wanted to rip me in two several days after we’d laid it out.  That was back in the days when all of Silver Bay was given over to game fishing, and for three straight weeks all anyone could talk about was that shark.


56:  She ripped it open, flanked by her friends.  They were all growing up, I noticed, losing the skinny little legs and the chubby cheeks.  In a couple you could already see the women they would become.  I had to fight my sadness at the thought that some would end up like Suzanne.  Dissatisfied, nagging…faithless.


Synopsis:  Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves—if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt’s hotel.
The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love—never deserve to love—again.

For his part, Mike Dormer is expecting just another business deal—an easy job kick-starting a resort in a small seaside town ripe for development. But he finds that he doesn’t quite know what to make of the eccentric inhabitants of the ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel, especially not enigmatic Liza McCullen, and their claim to the surrounding waters. As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, Mike’s and Liza’s worlds collide in this hugely affecting and irresistible tale full of Jojo Moyes’s signature humor and generosity.


What do you think?  Does this story grab you?  Come on by and share your own snippets.


40 thoughts on “BOOKISH FRIDAY: “SILVER BAY”

  1. kgriffin3227

    I just read Me Before You last month and I loved it. It broke my heart, but I loved it anyway, and I promised myself I would read more of Moyes’ books. This one sounds really good too, so I’m going to add it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing! Here’s my Friday post. Happy reading!


  2. Liz @ Freyja Eats Books

    Sounds interesting ! Still need to get started on my first book by this author.. XD Me before you, but I already have it on my shelve ! Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing !!


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