The Oyster Catcher
A warm and witty novel filled with Irish charm
It's sink or swim in the search for love. . .
Ebook bestseller The Oyster Catcher is Jo Thomas's first irresistibly feel-good novel, set on the coast of Ireland.
'A world you long to live in with characters you love' Katie Fforde
Dooleybridge, County Galway: the last place Fiona Clutterbuck expects to end up, alone, on her wedding night.
But after the words 'I do' have barely left her mouth, that's exactly where she is - with only her sequined shoes and a crashed camper van for company.
One thing is certain: Fi can't go back. So when the opportunity arises to work for brooding local oyster farmer, Sean Thornton, she jumps at the chance. Now Fi must navigate suspicious locals, jealous rivals and an unpredictable boss if she's to find a new life, and love, on the Irish coast. And nothing - not even a chronic fear of water - is going to hold her back.
Join Fi as she learns the rules of the ocean - and picks up a few pearls of Irish wisdom along the way...
What readers are saying about The Oyster Catcher:
'A fantastic debut novel which was the perfect escapism read; I literally could not put it down and read it at every opportunity I could get'
'Beautifully written. You feel like you are breathing in the sea air and walking along the sand'
'A realistic romance with some strong and colourful characters, set in a fascinating, modern Irish coastal community'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We were immediately fascinated by the mystery behind how English girl Fi Clutterbuck winds up alone in Galway Bay wearing a wedding dress. Author Jo Thomas deftly switches between the perspectives of Fi—a stubborn, unglamorous heroine in her wellies and waterproofs—and Sean, her oyster-farming boss, whose spiky exterior hides a soft centre. We swear we could feel and smell the salty air of an Irish summer as we tore through this heartwarming romance.
Lovely gentle story. A real page turner. Like other readers, I looked forward to settling down to read the next chapter. Interesting to learn about oysters too.
I started reading this a few days ago on my commute, and before long I was hooked! I could hardly bare to stop reading this, and ended up staying up to the small hours to finish it; you know a book is good when it makes you sad that it’s over. I have a huge desire to go live in a coastal cottage now! 🌊
That's the best way I can describe this book I read whilst in hospital and it's not too taxing a read holds your attention but not something you have to concentrate on. Would def recommend.