Silver Bay Review

thumb.phpJoJo Moyes is a favorite author of mine. Her writing style is very visionary, and Silver Bay is no less than excellent writing; just too many characters and a plot that moves too slowly.

The plot sounded promising. A man goes to a seaside town to find property to put in a huge resort, but I get lost in too many points of view and side stories. The language is beautiful and it takes talent to make each character sound different from the writer’s own voice. Each point of view is distinct as is their personalities. But the story fails to enthrall me. It’s supposed to be a love story between the owner of a seaside hotel owner and a businessman.

Because of how slowly the plot moved, how the characters felt disconnected from each other, and how the chapters lacked tension, I finally just quit reading. If a reader buys a novel, they aren’t required to finish a book they lose interest in, and according to my book review policy, I also am not required to finish it. Out of respect to the publisher and the author (whom I absolutely love her other novels), I chose not to post this review on Amazon. I gave this novel two stars.

I do encourage you to read her other books though. See listing below of books I positively reviewed:

The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel

Honeymoon in Paris

The Girl You Left Behind: A Novel

Me Before You: A Novel

Disclosure of material connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase this item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I might use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Book given by publisher to review.

 

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