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Another New York Times bestseller by the author of Me Before You and One Plus One—a spellbinding story of two women united in their fight for what they love most

Jojo Moyes’s 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 heartbreaker—a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with her signature ability to capture our hearts.

Paris, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, 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 Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born, one that will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision. Almost a century later, Sophie’s 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 portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.

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The Girl You Left Behind
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The Girl You Left Behind
January 6th, 2015
Loved it. Suspenseful until the end. Left me wanting to know more about the woman in the painting and her family.
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A great summer read
September 2nd, 2014
Kept me guessing until the last chapter.
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The girl you left behind
April 8th, 2014
Love, bravery, and despair all wrapped up in this well written novel. Second novel I've read by this author, and I was not dissappointed.
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January 23rd, 2014
I just didn't want to put this book down. From the horrors of German occupied France and Sophie's story to modern day England and Liv's fight to keep her memento from her dead husband, it felt so real.
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