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Silver Bay - A Baía do Desejo by Jojo Moyes
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Silver Bay - A Baía do Desejo

by Jojo Moyes (Author), Elsa T. S. Vieira (Translator)

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Title:Silver Bay - A Baía do Desejo
Authors:Jojo Moyes (Author)
Other authors:Elsa T. S. Vieira (Translator)
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Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes

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I liked this book, one that I would normally not have granted a second look after reading the blurp on the back cover.

Never thought that a story about love for whales & doplhins, the ocean and a secretive family could be so gripping, but it was. An easy read, like the person who recommended it said it was. Something for 'in between', but nice enough.

The characters were real to me, with all their understandable emotions, their behavoir. And I think that is what kept me reading: I was curious about how it would end. And even though (of course, I would almost say) the story had a happy ending, that followed more or less naturally from the events in the book. I did not get the shivers from it, what normally happens when I read a very artificial good end.

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  BoekenTrol71 | Mar 31, 2013 |
Liza lives and works with her family and friends in Silver Bay. A small community in Australia where she works in her family hotel and taking tourists out to see the dolphins and the whales. Along comes Mike to develop the bay and maybe even knock down the hotel. Eventually Mike falls in love with Liza and the community and decides to try to stop the development. This is not without uncovering secrets along the way. A pleasant story told from the point of view of the different cahracters in the book. Not an over taxing read but pleasant all the same. ( )
  tina1969 | Jul 31, 2010 |
English businessman Mike Dormer travels to quiet bay on NSW coast to push for a luxury resort development. Instead he becomes sucked into the calmer lives of the residents, especially his hotelier's distant, traumatised niece and her daughter. Nice premise but felt bogged down by the author's choice to tell the story from multiple points of view, slowing the pacing. This wouldn't have been such as issue if the various pov characters' voices had been more distinctive. Instead they came across as rather the same, as in all feeling like the author's voice. ( )
  gwendolenau | Apr 23, 2010 |
This novel about an Australian village’s fight against greedy developers takes a long time (probably half of the book) until Jojo Moyes really gets to the point. But when she does, it’s an engaging eco love story – with nice twists, colorful characters, and a moving ‘lost child’ subplot. ( )
  pjebsen | Apr 13, 2009 |
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When Mike Dormer heads out from London to a small seaside town in Australia to kick-start a hotel development, he expects just another deal. But Silver Bay is not just any seaside town, and the inhabitants of the eccentric ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel - the enigmatic skipper Liza McCullen, her ten-year-old daughter, and her legendary shark-catching aunt Kathleen, as well as the crews of the local whale-watching boats - swiftly begin to temper his own shark-like tendencies. He is left wondering who really has the greater right to the bay's waters.

As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, and the effect on the whales that migrate past the bay begins to reveal itself, Mike's and Liza's worlds collide, with dramatic results. New, unforeseen hazards emerge to confront both the creatures and the McCullen women. How close can you get, before you end up destroying what you love?
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When Mike Dormer heads out from London to a small seaside town in Australia to kick-start a hotel development, he expects just another deal. But Silver Bay is not just any seaside town, and the inhabitants of the hotel swiftly begin to temper his own shark-like tendencies. Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2007.… (more)

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