Thursday, 1 November 2012

Book Recommendation: The Girl You Left Behind

Name of the book:The Girl You Left Behind
Author: Jojo Moyes
Number of Pages: 369

I've already mentioned that Jojo Moyes is one of my favourite writers. This is her latest novel. A wonderful journey from the past to the present in the form of a painting.

THis is the plot: What happened to the girl you left behind? France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard fights at the front. When she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each evening, her home becomes riven by fierce tensions. And from the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born, which will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision. Almost a century later, and Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before he died. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth, and its troubled history. A history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down all over again . . . 544 pages

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