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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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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eggs 💛🧡💛 3w
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Buechersuechtling
Ein Bild von dir | Jojo Moyes
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Pickpick

I only borrowed this because I didn‘t fancy any other audiobook.

But, Littens, I ❤️ it. I wasn‘t hooked at first but latest when the lawsuit began I was reluctant to stop listening. The story brought back good memories of my own time at university and I rooted for both, Sophie and Liv. I even refreshed my knowledge about stolen goods‼️

Recommend because it‘s interesting far beyond the expectable love story.

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amdsarahjenkins
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Beautiful story by one of my favorite authors.

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BayouGirl85
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A well written book even a war time book can make you have all the feels: mountain size heartbreak, slivers of hope, gut punching despair, fist-clenching anger, bone deep love, soul shattering longing and the list goes on. Moyes delivered all this and more.

I am not sure what I would do in a wartime like this. A part of me would hope that I would be like Sophie with her unwavering faith, grit and grace.

July Book 24/25 #LItsyLove #bookspinbingo

BennettBookworm Awesome descriptors! 4mo
BayouGirl85 @BennettBookworm thanks ☺️ 4mo
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kspenmoll
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Eggs Beautiful photo 💙💛💙 I really enjoyed Troublesome Creek! 6mo
marleed I love this photo! 6mo
kspenmoll @marleed Thank you! 6mo
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kspenmoll @Eggs Thank you! I have not read Troublesome Creek Yet.Someday… 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛📚💙 6mo
SilversReviews Pretty photo!! 6mo
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BarkingMadRun
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BarkingMadRun
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Got this one is a #ouabc box, looking forward to it! #doublebookspin

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MrsBibliophile
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This wasn't my favorite, by far. Though it is very beautifully written. I feel as though it's difficult to flash from one character to another, let alone in different generations. It's even harder to make it look effortless. I applaud the author for her tact in dealing with sensitive issues and I loved how she skated around certain details without being vile.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in WWI fiction

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A reread, which for me is rare. But moyes does such and amazing job with historical fiction and then the court case. I felt for the main characters just as much the second time.

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BayouGirl85
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I can't begin to express how I feel since joining #LitsyLove pen pal group. The connection I have made and the friendships forged are beyond what I expected. I look forward to hear how their jobs are going, their family, books they have read and the small bits of life. I got teary eyes opening this package from Stacy. Thank you friend. Your package made me feels so special.

AmyG Stacy is the kindest! ❤️ 11mo
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bernadette
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Two story lines: one in a German occupied French village during WWI and another set in modern day London. I found the WWI heroine and storyline so compelling and mostly skimmed the modern day romance/legal battle. Interesting issues regarding restitution of art. Moyes does a good job of showing how nothing is as cut and dried as one might expect. A pick simply because I thought the WWI story so good.

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Kirstjaydeshaw
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Definitely a new favorite of mine. I had taken a break from reading after a crazy couple of months (I‘m sure many can relate). But wow, what a way to get back into it! 100% recommend.

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Bookgoil
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I read 22 Audiobooks in July so this is image 2/3 from this pile my favorite was The Girl You Left Behind - such a fantastic story set in two different timelines! #audiobooks

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Bookgoil
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So JoJo is an author I‘m beginning to love more and more. I don‘t read a lot of adult but I have been more frequently. I loved this story of two women in two time periods and their lost husbands and how they connect at the end. I almost cried at the end and it truly is a well told story and I loved the audio narration. Definitely one to look into. WWI and modern day. #audiobooks

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Bookgoil
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Currently listening: The Girl You Left Behind 😁
Currently reading: Huntress by Malinda Lo 😁
#talkaboutittuesday

Thanks @Lollymya for the tag

I tag @Pageturner1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @magyklyXdelish

@BayouGirl85

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rwmg
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The first part is the story of Sophie Lefèvre in occupied France during the First World War, and the second part the sotry of Liv and Paul, on opposite sides in the legal struggles over Sophie's portrait, painted by her artist husband, in the 2000s.

The tension involved in Sophie's life during the first part was very well done, making it difficult to read, while the second part was a real emotional roller coaster.

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rwmg
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hoppeduponbooks
Sophies historia | Jojo Moyes
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First book of the year paired with Stigbergets Bryggeri - Ololeo double ipa #booksandbeers

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚💛 2y
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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. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Liatrek 👍. I‘m a Jojo Moyes fan 💖 2y
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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.

TheShaggyShepherd When Breath Becomes Air is one of my favorite books. It‘s just so well written. 2y
TheSpineView @IvoryLunatic Agree 💜💜💜 2y
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Eggs The “breath” book is phenomenal. These are the books that make us ugly-cry 2y
TheSpineView @Eggs Yeap!😭 2y
Clwojick Have this book one my shelf, but haven‘t read it yet. I always sob through her books 😂😅😭 2y
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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❤️ 3y
Erofan 💕💕💕 3y
LoverofLit I adored this book. Sweet picture 😍 3y
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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! 3y
Judybskt Yes! Loved it. 3y
BooknerdsLife This is perfect! 😍👌🏼💛 3y
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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. 3y
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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 😄 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CKBrooke woohoo!!! 💛🙌🏻💛🙌🏻 3y
CKBrooke Great minds...lolol 📒💛 3y
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ScientistSam Pretty! 3y
Mimi28 Makes me think of sunshine ☀️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mimi28 I love yellow 💛🌞 3y
vkois88 Pretty! 3y
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Martyn_J_Pass
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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 🙂 3y
RadicalReader @Martyn_J_Pass congratulations on the fourteen books and two being amazon best sellers 3y
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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 ❤️ 3y
Emilymdxn Well done on your first day! Killers of the flower moon is really good 3y
chyepanda @Liatrek It‘s my sixth now of her books..I love her stories. 3y
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. 3y
LeslieO Great haul! 3y
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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 ✅👍🏼😁 3y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen thanks 😘 3y
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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! 3y
TaciturnWhenReading @Samplergal Awww. Mine offered to carry the stack upstairs for me. 🤣 #sospoiled. 3y
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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 😭 3y
C.Perone @blithebuoyant Yes, but in the most wonderful soul cleansing way😩😢 😁 3y
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! 3y
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Liatrek Love Jojo❤️ 3y
tammysue 👏🏻❤️ 3y
writerlibrarian 👌🏻 3y
C.Perone @ReadZenRites Me too! It was so sweet💕 3y
Cinfhen So CLEVER 🏆 3y
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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 😭 4y
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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! 4y
JenlovesJT47 @MallenNC ooh good! I'm always happy to hear good things about my impulse buys lol. 😅 4y
MallenNC @JenlovesJT47 I hope you like it! 4y
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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 🎉 4y
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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