Book Club: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Henpicked’s book of the month for November 2020…

Thank you so much to everyone who has joined in the discussion about The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

If you haven’t shared your thoughts yet, please do join in the conversation at the bottom of the article on Disqus. What did you think of it? Would you recommend it to a friend? We know some of us haven’t finished yet but we’d still like to hear from you.

For this month we’ve chosen The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

The greatest love story is the one you least expect…

Alice Wright doesn’t love her new American husband.

Nor her domineering father-in-law or the judgmental townsfolk of Baileyville, Kentucky.

Stifled and misunderstood, she yearns for escape and finds it in defiant Margery O’Hare and the sisterhood bringing books to the isolated and vulnerable.

But when her father-in-law and the town turn against them, Alice fears the freedom, friendship and the new love she’s found will be lost…

Here are the reviews:

A beguiling tale of unlikely love. The most appealing thing is Moyes’ wonderful way with romance. Delightful.’ The Times

‘Beautiful, special… with characters so real they feel like dear friends. I loved it and didn’t want it to end!’
Liane Moriarty

‘Inspiring and wildly romantic.’ Daily Mail, Books of the Year

‘Her best book yet. It’s a romance – but about female friends, the outdoors and the magic of reading.’

David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day

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Happy reading!