The Girl You Left Behind (Paperback)Jojo Moyes (author)
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A hauntingly romantic and utterly irresistible weepy from the author of the international bestsellers Me Before You and After You and the brand-new Still Me.
What happened to the girl you left behind?
France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard fights at the front. When she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each evening, her home becomes riven by fierce tensions. And from the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born, which will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision.
Almost a century later, and Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before he died. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth, and its troubled history. A history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down all over again . . .
In The Girl You Left Behind two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for what they love most - whatever the cost.
Praise for The Girl You Left Behind:
'Moyes is the queen of the classy weepy and this won't disappoint. A masterclass in storytelling that fans of Me Before You will adore' Elle
'Another heart-stoppingly brilliant novel from Jojo Moyes' Closer
'Wonderfully well-written and completely engrossing, with exquisitely drawn characters in a brilliantly plotted narrative. It will make you think long after you turn the final page' Daily Mail
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 383 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm
Moyes is the queen of the classy weepy and this won't disappoint. A masterclass in story-telling that fans of Me Before You will adore * Elle *
Another heart-stoppingly brilliant novel from Jojo Moyes * Marie Claire *
Jojo Moyes paints a genuinely moving, beautiful picture of how love and belief will ultimately win the war, even if they can't win the battle. The Girl You Left Behind is a true work of art * Fabulous Magazine *
Wonderfully well-written and completely engrossing, with exquisitely drawn characters in a brilliantly plotted narrative. It will make you think long after you finish the final page * Daily Mail *
Even as Moyes tackles the inflammatory issues around art stolen during wartime, she never loses sight of the driving engine of her narrative . . . this pleasurably assured writer skilfully balances the quotidian and the comic with the broad and universal, leaving us with the tantalising possibility of a potential caper to come * Independent on Sunday *
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cant write yet as this is a christmas gift and not allowed to read yet!!! Sorry Christine harrison
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