The Giver of Stars

The Giver of Stars

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 23/07/2020
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The Giver of Stars
Her best work yet
When I realised this book was about female friendship and the importance of books I knew I would enjoy it. Nothing could have prepared me for just how much... READ MORE
Sarah in Wolverhampton
The Giver of Stars
Absolutely incredible!
Highlighting the uplifting and empowering effect friendship can have, this brilliant novel was a joy to read! It followed an inspiring cast of characters w... READ MORE
Sophie at Windsor


Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year 2020 A Reese Witherspoon book club pick 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 . . .

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780718183219
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 319g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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The Giver of Stars
Brilliant novel
I loved this book so much. Really strong characters and a great storyline.
Timothy Buckle
The Giver of Stars
This is a perfect book to read during lockdown days and beyond
The Giver of Stars is the most lovely book that will stay with me for a long time. It is set in rural Kentucky in the Depression. The plot is based on the ... READ MORE
Val Robson
The Giver of Stars
This is a beautifully written book
Baileyville, Kentucky and Alice arrives from England with her new husband and his father, the owners of the mine. However, life isn't what she expects unti... READ MORE
alison rawlinson
The Giver of Stars
Fantastic read!
A fantastic book which I would have devoured much faster had I not been in the throes of the beginning of the school year tiredness! Jojo Moyes has created... READ MORE
The Giver of Stars
Four stars for The Giver of Stars
I loved this book, would like to read more of her writing and would recommend it to friends. I liked that it was based on a historical movement – Eleanor R... READ MORE
Susan Organ
The Giver of Stars
This was the first book by JoJo Moyes that I’ve read, and now I’ll definitely read more! She’s a brilliant writer who grabbed my attention straight away wi... READ MORE
Tonya Browning
The Giver of Stars
Got to love Jo Jo Moyes!
I've loved Jo Jo Moyes's books for a long time, probably since 'Last Letter From Your Lover'. 'The Giver of Stars' is not one of her classic gritty romance... READ MORE
Anna Hall
The Giver of Stars
An absolutely stunning read, don't miss it !!
Astoundingly brilliant !! Never having read a Jojo Moyes before and coming off the back of some great 5 star reads this book had a lot to live up to and oh... READ MORE
Kat  Gair
The Giver of Stars
thoroughly enjoyable read.
The Giver of Stars was the second by Jojo Moyes book I have read and enjoyed this one as much as the last one. The way Jojo structures the story makes you ... READ MORE
Patricia Moren
The Giver of Stars
Absolutely wonderful, one of my best books of the year
The Giver of Stars is a spectacularly good book, the best I’ve read his year. Full of drama, angst, romance, heartache and heartbreak but above all based o... READ MORE
Maggie Harris
The Giver of Stars
Well written fabulous book
Having previously read two of Jo Jo Moyes’ books, I expected a good read and this book didn’t disappoint. The story begins in England, when Alice impulsiv... READ MORE
Frances Heaton
The Giver of Stars
A bit soft!
I have read Jojo Moye's Me before You series, which I quite liked, but I not her others as I think they would be too sentimental for me. The setting is a d... READ MORE
Annette Forrest
The Giver of Stars
Moyes at her best
Marvellous return to form for Jojo Moyes after the chic lit series based on best-selling Me Before You. In the 1930s feisty Alice waves her dull life in En... READ MORE
Judith Jesp
The Giver of Stars
This is one of the rare occasions that I closed the cover feeling like I was saying goodbye to friends. Beautifully written with a wonderful story of frien... READ MORE
Gemma Hook
The Giver of Stars
A little known episode of Trailblazing women in the USA mountains Mid 20th C cleverly told
I loved this story. Women’s friendship, book loving adventures, horseback riding in the mountains, a strong Heroine figure confronting male and small town ... READ MORE
Christine Barnes
The Giver of Stars
Never fails to impress
I was in no doubt that this book would be great and I was not disappointed. I have read all of Jojo Moyes books and they are all good. I feel transported i... READ MORE
Pauline Frame
The Giver of Stars
Wonderful book
I couldn't put this book down, I was enthralled, waiting to see what life threw at these amazing women. It was one of the most heartwarming stories about a... READ MORE
The Giver of Stars
Triumphant change of style
Quite unlike her recent fiction, The Giver of Stars opens up a world I would guess few British readers would know about. A triumph of research, it brings t... READ MORE
Richard Jessop
The Giver of Stars
Importance of books and friends
This book wasn't what I expected but an enjoyable read when I got to understand the characters. I would recommend it, slow start though, nearly didn't read... READ MORE
The Giver of Stars
Giver of stars
I definitely give it Stars
Sally Goss
The Giver of Stars
Very good
This was entertaining and taught me about a period in history I knew nothing about.
Mrs E. Jones
The Giver of Stars
Absolutely loved it
Moyes creates a fantastic story focused on the travelling librarians in Eastern Kentucky in the 1930s. The characters absolutely come to life, and her desc... READ MORE
Kelley Matthews
The Giver of Stars
Good read!
I'm not a big fan of romance books so I haven't read many of Jojo Moyes books. I liked the sound of this story as it was based on real events and it's abou... READ MORE
The Giver of Stars
Superb read
Once again JoJo Moyes has done it. A fabulous, entertaining read, I cried and I laughed, what a brilliant book.
patricia kerrigan
The Giver of Stars
Jojo Moyes.......The Giver of Stars
One of Jojo's best....... the characters were amazingly well developed and the historical setting was startling, and very new to me. I loved it , I yearne... READ MORE
Linda Burgess
The Giver of Stars
Amazing !!
Couldn't put down this book! Such an amazing and uplifting story, absolute page-turner!
Ralitsa Tabakova