Book Review of The Girl You Left Behind
By: JoJo Moyes
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Publication Date: August 2013
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* I received a free copy from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Jojo Moyes’s bestseller, Me Before You, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and has struck a chord with readers everywhere. “Hopelessly and hopefully romantic” (Chicago Tribune), Moyes returns with another irresistible heartbreaker that asks, “Whatever happened to the girl you left behind?”
France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything—her family, her reputation, and her life—to see her husband again.
Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the painting’s true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is—putting Liv’s belief in what is right to the ultimate test.
I enjoy JoJo Moyes' books, the first one I read was Me Before You and loved it. So, I was excited to read her newest one. It didn't disappoint. I learned a little about WWI history. I cried a little and was on the edge of my seat a lot. A wonderful followup to Me Before You. So... it's gonna be a
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