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The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
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"The Girl You Left Behind" is Jojo Moyes's follow-up to "Me Before You" and packs just as much emotional punch. The book is separated into two parts, the storylines taking place almost one hundred years apart. The first involves, young Sophie, wife of French artist, Edouard Lefevre, fighting at the front lines in World War I. Sophie, her sister Helene, Helene's two young children, and their teenage brother Aurelien are living in a town under German occupation. When the newly appointed Kommandant decides that the family's hotel is the perfect place for his soldiers to eat, suspicions and whispers began to grow against Sophie. Neighbors quickly turn away as they feel that the Kommandant wants to possess more than just the painting of Sophie that hangs in the motels living room.

Flash forward to London 2006, Liv Halston, still dealing with the death of her handsome and ambitious husband, David. One random night when Liv is feeling low, she meets Paul, a young American ex-cop now turned art investigator. The two embark on a relationship that will soon see both coming into contact with the mysterious disappearance of Sophie and the strange history of " The Girl You Left Behind Painting"


Jojo Moyes once again tugs at the heartstrings and delivers a book that will make you want to reread as soon as you're finished reading it.
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Reading Progress

June 27, 2013 – Shelved
June 27, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
March 23, 2014 – Started Reading
March 23, 2014 – Finished Reading
January 30, 2018 – Shelved as: library-borrowed

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