Jojo Moyes, the heir apparent to Maeve Binchy and Rosamunde
Pilcher, has a gift for skillfully capturing the passion
and dreams of contemporary women. In this grippingly
poignant novel, Moyes tells the story of two women whose
lives are intertwined because of a beautiful house set on
the cliffs high above the sea.
Merham is a well-ordered seaside town, the kind of village
in which everyone knows her place -- and those who don't
are promptly put in it. Lottie Swift, a Londoner by birth,
loves Merham, while her best friend, Celia, chafes against
its constraints. When a group of bohe-mians takes over
Arcadia, a stark yet breathtaking art deco house on the
seafront, the young women are drawn to the temptations
offered there. And their actions set off a chain of events
that will have longstanding consequences for all concerned.
Years later Daisy Parsons arrives to give the now-deserted
house a makeover for its new owner. Daisy, who is fleeing a
broken relationship, finds refuge at Arcadia, and something
more -- a new beginning. And surprisingly, des-tiny seems
once again to take a hand.
Vivid and absorbing, Windfallen will captivate readers who
fell in love with Jojo Moyes's first novel, Sheltering
Rain, and is sure to steal the hearts of a new generation
of women everywhere.