Now published in the United States for the first time—an early novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars
Isabel Delancey, a classical violinist, has always taken her comfortable life for granted. But when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she and her two children are forced to abandon their home and move to the Spanish House, a now-dilapidated manor Isabel inherited in the English countryside.
With the house falling down around them, and the last of her savings disappearing fast, Isabel turns to her neighbors for help, not knowing that her mere presence there has stirred up long-standing obsessions.
As she fights to make her house a home, passions and lives collide. Isabel will discover an instinct for survival she never knew she had— and that a heart can play a new song. . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this compelling and romantic family drama, a widowed musician is forced to rebuild her life. After her husband is killed in a car accident, violinist Isabel Delancey finds herself not only bereft but broke, forcing her to uproot her children from their luxe London life and move into the decrepit country manor she’s unexpectedly inherited. As her troubled family starts to heal, her seemingly kindhearted neighbor Matt starts to lay claim to the old house for himself. Best-selling author Jojo Moyes crafts an inspiring heroine in the intrepid Isabel—we loved watching her survive heartbreak and learn to trust again. We also found Moyes’ depictions of the English countryside utterly bewitching. If you love a story where romance and resilience triumph, this early Moyes novel is a satisfying read.
Wonderful beautiful story about the things that
Really matter in life
Not a good read. Skip this one. Boring and dragged out storyline.
Sadly, painful Moyes read.
Stupid premise. Completely painful, monotonous read.