The Girl You Left Behind

Moyes, Jojo

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Girl You Left Behind
Unwillingly rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her small French town in World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie's portrait.

Publisher: New York :, Pamela Dorman Books/Viking,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780670026616
Characteristics: xii, 369 pages ;,24 cm


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Mar 19, 2015
  • vicbutterfly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the most intriguing and wonderful book I've read in a long time. It has everything...... war, hardship, love, enemies, intrigue, etc. I don't give 5 Stars lightly but this book definitely deserved one! It's not 'fluff' but it's not too heavy either. Enjoy!

Feb 22, 2015
  • Lynn62 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Found it very hard to put this book down. Two stories within a story, both very intriguing. It is now one of my favourites, and can't wait to read more by Jojo

Jan 14, 2015
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Here is another enjoyable story by the author of Me Before You. One story line takes place during WWI and another takes place in current time. The two stories are connected by a famous painting and by two women who are desperate to hang onto what is most precious to them. I would recommend this book to those that love a good story about human struggle and challenge.

Nov 18, 2014
  • lindygiusta rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is fantastic. It weaves mystery, romance and tragedy keeping the reader intrigued the whole time. 5 stars all the way!

Oct 06, 2014
  • booklady1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ms. Moyes weaves an epic tale....with characters that take on life. A powerful story , rife with compelling scenes. This is a must read for all historical / contemporary fans. OUTSTANDING. All in all, this is reading at it's finest.

Aug 16, 2014

Loved it! Romance and suspense at the deepest level - you didn't know where you would be taken or where you would end up. The read was beyond my expectations.

Jul 27, 2014
  • ela2003 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful story! It was engaging, heartwrenching, suspenseful, romantic and tragic all in one. Read this- you won't be sorry...

Jul 27, 2014
  • happycanuck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it. Lots of action, intriguing, and an excellent surprise ending. Will look for more by this author.

Jun 11, 2014
  • amborgo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm generally not an historical fiction fan, but I found the parallel between Sophia and Liv's lives compelling. The writing is vivid and at time poetic. Great read!

Jan 20, 2014
  • _Amazon_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding novel. Captivating writing, and characters to care about. Jo Jo Moyes is now a favorite of mine.

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