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The Girl You Left Behind
The Girl You Left Behind: A Novel | Jojo Moyes
Another New York Times bestseller by the author of Me Before You, After You,and One Plus Onea spellbinding story of two women united in their fight for what they love most. Jojo Moyess word-of-mouth bestseller, Me Before You, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and struck a chord with a wide range of readers everywhere. Now, with The Girl You Left Behind, Moyes returns with another irresistible heartbreakera breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with her signature ability to capture our hearts. Paris, 1916. Sophie Lefvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, douard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophies portraitpainted by her artist husbanda dangerous obsession is born, one that will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision. Almost a century later, Sophies portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portraits true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Livs world is turned upside all over again.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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ValerieAndBooks
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A good poolside read! Alternates (but not too often 👍) between the German occupation in World War I France and present-day Europe. Deals with issues of art repatriations, and a touch of architecture — and as expected, some love 💕.

As you can see by all the leaves, fall is in the air! Now having to scoop a ton out daily. We‘ll have to schedule the pool closing soon 😢 but I do like fall also 🎃

Liatrek I loved this book so much❤️ it‘s on my to be read again list. 3w
ValerieAndBooks @Liatrek 👍. I‘m a Jojo Moyes fan 💖 3w
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TheSpineView
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#JulyColdPlay @Eggs
#Everglow

This is the first book I thought of for the prompt. Upon reflection there are so many more. Such as: When Breathe Becomes Air, Out of Africa, Beaches, The Bridges of Madison County.... just to name a few.

IvoryLunatic When Breath Becomes Air is one of my favorite books. It‘s just so well written. 2mo
TheSpineView @IvoryLunatic Agree 💜💜💜 2mo
Crazeedi @IvoryLunatic mine too 2mo
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Eggs The “breath” book is phenomenal. These are the books that make us ugly-cry 2mo
TheSpineView @Eggs Yeap!😭 2mo
Clwojick Have this book one my shelf, but haven‘t read it yet. I always sob through her books 😂😅😭 2mo
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Avidreader25
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We begin during WWI in a German-occupied town in France. Sophie, the wife of a painter, is the subject of one of his paintings that a German officer falls in love with. The story flashes forward to present day to a young widow, Liv, who owns the painting. The middle of the story drags a bit as we get to know Liv. I did love how it wrapped up in the end, though it was a tiny bit cheesy. It‘s still a pick for me as I needed something easy to read.

Liatrek Loved this book❤️ 4mo
Erofan 💕💕💕 4mo
LoverofLit I adored this book. Sweet picture 😍 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#WithoutMe
#AMonthofSongs

Anyone read this one?! 💛💛 Sounds fitting ☺️

OriginalCyn620 I have not, but I think I have it on my kindle! 5mo
Judybskt Yes! Loved it. 5mo
BooknerdsLife This is perfect! 😍👌🏼💛 4mo
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Amiable
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A historical fiction novel that connects two engaging love stories across different time periods. The book held my interest throughout with strong yet flawed characters who must make tough, morally questionable decisions.

Kloves2read I loved Me Before You! I bawled my eyes out! I haven't read anything else by Jo Jo Moyes of date. 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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CKBrooke I just bought that exact edition of the Oz series for my son! Yellow book & all 😄 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CKBrooke woohoo!!! 💛🙌🏻💛🙌🏻 5mo
CKBrooke Great minds...lolol 📒💛 5mo
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ScientistSam Pretty! 5mo
Mimi28 Makes me think of sunshine ☀️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mimi28 I love yellow 💛🌞 5mo
vkois88 Pretty! 5mo
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Martyn_J_Pass
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Bailedbailed

This one got off to a really good start but then there was a clumsy, jerky character change and style that felt like a wet slap to the face. Was gutted to bail because I loved ‘Me Before You‘ but just couldn‘t push past it.

Kaye Welcome 🙂 8mo
RadicalReader @Martyn_J_Pass congratulations on the fourteen books and two being amazon best sellers 8mo
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Martyn_J_Pass
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Just started. Loving it already.

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chyepanda
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New books :) Well new to me anyhow. For successful finishing my first day at a new job what could be better. #prelovedisgoodtoo #thriftstores #bookobsessed

Liatrek I loved the girl you left behind ❤️ 12mo
Emilymdxn Well done on your first day! Killers of the flower moon is really good 12mo
chyepanda @Liatrek It‘s my sixth now of her books..I love her stories. 12mo
chyepanda @Emilymdxn I have seen it on here a ton and I have been wanting to read it i was super excited to find it today. 12mo
LeslieO Great haul! 12mo
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Kalalalatja
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I considered going with Les Misérable for today‘s prompt, but it is getting enough attention from me and all the other #LesMisBuddyRead-ers at the moment. Instead, I picked these books by Jojo Moyes, both set in Paris ??

Sophie can‘t wait for the day when her love, Edouard will say “#BonjourMadame” to her again, but until then she struggles to live her life during war and danger.

#SeptemberDanes

Cinfhen Nice picks ✅👍🏼😁 12mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen thanks 😘 12mo
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DrSpalding
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Since May, I have listened to 21 novels! This piece of HF has been a favorite along with Midnight Blue! While it was slow to start, this book, caused me to look up famous works of art and even more information about German occupation during WWII. Having recently visited Paris, one of the settings in the novel and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, my appreciation for the talents of artists renewed. If you enjoy wartime novels and art, read it!❤️📚

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TaciturnWhenReading
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Box of goodies from the big sale arrived today! 😍

#Bookoutlet #bookhaul

Samplergal Wow! My husband would kill me. Enjoy! 13mo
TaciturnWhenReading @Samplergal Awww. Mine offered to carry the stack upstairs for me. 🤣 #sospoiled. 13mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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My library had a collection out of World War One book, and I picked this one from it. I really loved the first half, which took place in 1917. The second half started slow for me, but picked up as it focused on uncovering history.

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C.Perone
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🎶 #GetBack Jojo 🎵

#HeyJune Day11

blithebuoyant That woman ruins my life on a regular basis 😭 1y
C.Perone @blithebuoyant Yes, but in the most wonderful soul cleansing way😩😢 😁 1y
blithebuoyant @C.Perone and I will never forgive her/Will Traynor for referring to My Fair Lady as “the bastard offspring of Pygmalion” 😂 Never! As long as I live! 1y
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Liatrek Love Jojo❤️ 1y
tammysue 👏🏻❤️ 1y
writerlibrarian 👌🏻 1y
C.Perone @ReadZenRites Me too! It was so sweet💕 1y
Cinfhen So CLEVER 🏆 1y
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Victoriahoperose
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I loved this book. It was perfect for anyone who loved The Nightingale. It had he perfect combination of past and present and romance and intrigue. The story developed so well and was beyond engrossing. I definitely recommend this one!

Liatrek I love this book so much❤️ I want to reread because I read the ending in tears 😭 1y
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AllieMint
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Jojo Moyes has now officially earned her place among my top favourite authors.

One particular quote from the book really hit me right there in the feels. One of the main female characters is asking her father why he is still so proud of her, now that she has failed and he said:
'Just for carrying on, really. Sometimes, my darling girl, that's heroic in itself'.

Thank you Ms. Moyes. Thank you.

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Druime
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Compelling Story .

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Martta
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Went to a bookstore earlier today and found these two. Now reading Angelology on the sunny balcony. What a perfect Sunday. 😊❤

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eli620
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«pero creo que algún día aparecerá toda una serie de cuadros de origen desconocido, hermosos y raros, con colores extraños y ricos. En ellos habrá una mujer pelirroja a la sombra de una palmera, o tal vez contemplando un sol amarillo»
Disfruté mucho este libro, fácil de leer y engancha muchísimo... lo terminé en una semana. Lo recomiendo!

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JenlovesJT47
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A WWI story is mixed with a present day story. Given that I love reading books set during the wars, and I have enjoyed the books by Jojo Moyes that I've read so far, this was a no-brainer for me today. It's on sale today for $2.99! Anyone else here who has read this?

#kindle
#sale
#historicalfiction
#WWI

🤓📚🤓📚🤓📚🤓📚🤓📚🤓📚🤓📚🤓📚🤓

MallenNC I liked that one! 2y
JenlovesJT47 @MallenNC ooh good! I'm always happy to hear good things about my impulse buys lol. 😅 2y
MallenNC @JenlovesJT47 I hope you like it! 2y
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paperbacksandlotsoflaughs
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The postman has been my bestfriend today!❤

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LivtheLibrarian
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This book was amazing! Moyes does such a wonderful job of conveying her characters' emotions and the two time periods are expertly woven together. This was a beautiful story!

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LivtheLibrarian
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Mac n' cheese. It's what's for lunch. Hoping #thegirlyouleftbehind is as good as #mebeforeyou. So far so good.

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elliebatey
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The most amazing, moving and emotional book I've read in ages 📚 loved this book so so much ❤️

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elliebatey
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Starting this today after finishing 'The Child'. Love Jo Jo Moyes books 📚☺️

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catsuit_mango
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It's a complex read. I was looking for something nice and fluffy but the beginning of the story set in France (my country) during WWI made it a bit too close for comfort and after that during the second part of the book, even if the educated reader in me thought the story should turn out better in the end I was so involved with the characters I could barely read the bad stuff happening to them. A great read but an emotional roller-coaster!

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catsuit_mango
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When the book you are reading is referencing one of your fandom

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catsuit_mango
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Saturday morning first tea before husband gets up.#LitsyPartyOfOne #bookandtea

Cathythoughts Enjoy the party 🎉 2y
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catsuit_mango
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A bit surprised at the time and place in this one, i chose the book only because I like the author. #vendredilecture

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Nikki15
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Really enjoyed this one. A tale of love and loss decades apart. A modern day romance novel with some historical elements thrown in for good measure. 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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HeleneH
Sophies historia | Jojo Moyes
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En fantastisk historia med många oväntade vändningar!

Jejalena Den läste jag. Det var egentligen enda Jojo Moyes jag gillade. (edited) 2y
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Nikki15
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A perfect lazy Sunday starting my new book. Set in WW1 and by Jojo Moyes - sounds like a perfect match.

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marzee
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This book made me cry and laugh. Fell in love with some characters and even more with their spirit.

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libellule.reader
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RosyGreen
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Okay, for some reason I'm really angry at the moment so I'm going to start reading The girl you left behind right now. I hope to relax and feel better after one chapter or two 😊
#reading #new #bookworm #angry #relax

Megabooks I hope you relax as well. 2y
RosyGreen @Booksandcooks Thank you 🦋 2y
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abbylibrarian
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Book Club! #bookclub

Liatrek I can't tell you how much I loved this book ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Jojo is so good at making you care deeply for her characters. Hope you enjoy 😊 2y
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Alytrue
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'Girl in the Title' - the display at my library😊

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swishandflick
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Love me some spine poetry contests! Sorry to post an old favorite - I'm traveling through the week and won't have access to my stacks to make a new one 😬 #spinepoetry @Sydsavvy

Now you see me,
I'm traveling alone.
The girl you left behind,
More happy than not.
Unbroken.

Samwise_Gamgee Perfect!!! 2y
Sydsavvy Excellent!!!! I did it because I'm traveling too, and don't have access to all my books so need to see yours! And I started my journey alone, it reminded me how happy I always was /am / to travel alone. ❤️❤️❤️🎉🍒🌻 2y
Cspen113 Nice!! I love that one!! 2y
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Amandajoy Love it! 2y
kylienoele This is lovely!! 2y
mrozzz Awesome! 2y
Sydsavvy This is still just so perfect! 2y
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abbylibrarian
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Our next #bookclub book better be good cuz our library copy was disgusting and I had to do some serious scrubbing before I could even hold it. 🤢#librarylife

Liatrek Loved this book! I really need to re-read. 2y
abbylibrarian @Liatrek Good to know! I've never read any of her books so I'm looking forward to it! 2y
Reviewsbylola Gross! 2y
Reviewsbylola This is a great book though. I also loved Me Before You and The Last Letter From Your Lover. 2y
abbylibrarian @Reviewsbylola ooh good to know!! 2y
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I read the "Me Before You" series and quite frankly was pretty unimpressed. However, I received this one as a gift and gave it a go on a rainy day when I felt like an easy read. I was pleasantly surprised and particularly enjoyed the historical sections. #mayreads

Reviewsbylola My favorite of hers is The Last Letter From Your Lover. I really enjoyed this one as well. I loved Me Before You but the sequel was so unnecessary. 2y
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Liatrek
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#aprilbookshowers Here are a few books that I dropped everything to read. I have no problems shutting everything down to read an entire book in 1 day.

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☀️😀

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Mariesen
Hende du forlod | Jojo Moyes
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I'm a big fan of Jojo Moyes' writing and so I'm excited to read this one 🤓

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dawnsworldblog

Should not have started reading this one in bed! Planned to read just the first few pages before heading to sleep and the next thing I knew it was 2 hours later, always a sign of a good book. Can't wait to pick it up again. Not my normal type of book at all but it was lent to me by a friend so thought I would give it a go and I'm so pleasantly surprised!

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rmej28

When you're too far into the book to hold a bowl, get the fork into your mouth, and keep the book open at the same time. #booknerdproblems 😂

I'll be finished with this once I've finished my lunch.

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sammisho
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#autobuyauthors: John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Cassandra Clare, Jojo Moyes, Sarah J Maas, Neil Gaiman, Leigh Bardugo, George R.R.Martin.

I am 29 and still read more YA than anything else! #sorrynotsorry
#marchintoreading @RealLifeReading

sprainedbrain Nothing wrong with that! 2y
Bookish.Heart I'm 35 and so do I 😝 2y
Kristy_K I forgot Leigh Bardugo on my list. She's amazing! 2y
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sammisho @Bookish.Heart Glad I am not alone!! @kristy_k heck yeah she is! I can't wait read what she comes up with next! 2y
Claireluana Ooh good picks! Those are a few if mine yoo 2y
Reviewsbylola Jojo Moyes is pretty close to autobuy for me. Or at least autoread. 😂 I won't be reading the third book in the Me After You series though. I am still annoyed that After You is even a book so I can't go there again. 2y
sammisho @Reviewsbylola Yes! I was not a fan of After You and will not be reading the next one. Me Before You was a perfect book, and did not need a sequel! 2y
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