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The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind

ISBN: 0670026611

Title: The Girl You Left Behind

Author: Jojo Moyes

KDL Description:

“I would like to suggest  a book that I just read. I really enjoyed the book, The Girl You left Behind, by JoJo Moyes. This is an book about two strong women characters that go to great lengths to do what they feel is the right thing. The consequences that they are forced to endure because of their decisions would make anyone else second guess their decision. The story weaves back and forth from the WWI era to present day.”—Shari at KDL’s Gaines Township branch

Amazon Description:

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Me Before You, a spellbinding love story of two women separated by a century but united in their determination to fight for what they love most

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.

Like Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress and Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key, The Girl You Left Behind is a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with Moyes’s signature ability to capture our hearts with every turn of the page.