"When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it: I wanted to reread it. . . . Moyes's story provokes tears that are redemptive, the opposite of gratuitous. Some situations, she forces the reader to recognize, really are worth crying over. . . . with Lou and Will she has created an affair to remember."
--"New York Times Book Review," Liesl Schillinger
"An unlikely love story . . . To be devoured like candy, between tears."
--"O, The Oprah Magazine"
"'ME BEORE YOU' is one to read. After finishing Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, you grasp why the novel, a word-of-mouth sensation from Britain, has been sold to 28 countries. . . . by turns funny and moving but never predictable."
--"USA Today" (****)
"Funny, surprising and heartbreaking, populated with characters who are affecting and amusing . . . This is a thought-provoking, thoroughly entertaining novel that captures the complexity of love"
"READ IT AND WEEP: Heartbreak collides with humor in Jojo Moyes's "Me Before You," about the romance between a quadriplegic and his hired caregiver."
"Masterful . . . a heartbreaker in the best sense . . . ME BEFORE YOU is achingly hard to read at moments, and yet such a joy."
--"New York Daily News"
"Jojo Moyes has written the perfect modern love story. You will be astonished at what you feel, and what you hope for when you are forced to face the possibility of your own dreams. It's that good. Read it now."
--Adriana Trigiani, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Shoemaker's Wife"
"ME BEFORE YOU is a delicious surprise--funny and hopeful and heartbreaking, the kind of story that will keep you turning pages into the night. Lou Clark and Will Traynor will capture your heart and linger there long after their story has ended."
--Eleanor Brown, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Weird Sisters"
Praise for THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER:
"This story of passion and missed chances is entrancing."
--"Parade "(top pick)
"With its realistically complicated characters and emotionally complex plot, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER is hopelessly and hopefully romantic."
"I found myself utterly transfixed. . . . Moyes is a tremendously gifted storyteller, and I'm all admiration."
--Paula McLain, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Paris Wife"
"A fabulous, emotional, and evocative book."
--Sophie Kinsella, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Confessions of a Shopaholic"
"Hits a seam of pure romantic gold. . . . A cliffhanger-strewn tale of heartache in two strikingly different eras [and] a tour de force."
--"Kirkus "(starred review)
From the Back Cover
Whatever happened to the girl you left behind?
In 1916 French artist Édouard Lèfevre leaves his wife Sophie to go fight at the Front. When her town falls into German hands, Édouard's portrait of Sophie stirs the heart of the local Kommandant and causes her to risk everything - her family, reputation and life - in the hope of seeing her true love one last time.
Nearly a century later, Sophie's portrait is given to Liv by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. Its beauty speaks to their short life together, but when the painting's dark and passion-torn history is revealed, Liv discovers that the first spark of love she has felt since she lost him is threatened . . .
In The Girl You Left Behind two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for what they love most - whatever the cost.
'This story is wonderfully well-written and completely engrossing, with exquisitely drawn characters in a brilliantly plotted narrative. It will make you think long after you finish the final page'