The Oyster Catcher
A warm and witty novel filled with Irish charm
By Jo Thomas
The runaway Kindle bestseller - Jo Thomas's utterly romantic first novel will transport readers to the Galway coast and introduce a cast of characters readers will love
It's sink or swim in the search for love. . .
Ebook bestseller The Oyster Catcher is Jo Thomas's first irresistibly feel-good novel, set on the coast of Ireland.
'A world you long to live in with characters you love' Katie Fforde
Dooleybridge, County Galway: the last place Fiona Clutterbuck expects to end up, alone, on her wedding night.
But after the words 'I do' have barely left her mouth, that's exactly where she is - with only her sequined shoes and a crashed camper van for company.
One thing is certain: Fi can't go back. So when the opportunity arises to work for brooding local oyster farmer, Sean Thornton, she jumps at the chance. Now Fi must navigate suspicious locals, jealous rivals and an unpredictable boss if she's to find a new life, and love, on the Irish coast. And nothing - not even a chronic fear of water - is going to hold her back.
Join Fi as she learns the rules of the ocean - and picks up a few pearls of Irish wisdom along the way...
What readers are saying about The Oyster Catcher:
'A fantastic debut novel which was the perfect escapism read; I literally could not put it down and read it at every opportunity I could get'
'Beautifully written. You feel like you are breathing in the sea air and walking along the sand'
'A realistic romance with some strong and colourful characters, set in a fascinating, modern Irish coastal community'
Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving on to Radio 2's The Steve Wright Show. In 2013 Jo won the RNA Katie Fforde Bursary. Her debut novel, The Oyster Catcher, was a runaway bestseller in ebook and was awarded the 2014 RNA Joan Hessayon Award and the 2014 Festival of Romance Best Ebook Award. Jo lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with her husband and three children.
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04 Apr 2014
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A world you long to live in with characters you love — Katie Fforde
A warm and witty debut novel... Well worth a read — Carole Matthews
A perfect pearl of a story. I loved it — Milly Johnson
A heart-warming tale full of Celtic charm, set against a beautiful landscape. What more could you wish for? — Ali McNamara
So vivid, it delighted all five of my senses - and then some... I loved it! — Christina Jones, Kindle bestselling author of Tickled Pink