The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes

It is always a pleasure to see a five star review by as renowned a book reviewer as Ionia. This is high recommendation indeed.

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This is the monthly pick for October–and is one hell of a great book! If you are not familiar with She Reads, please take a moment to visit the website and see all of the wonderful things us ladies are up to–including promoting literacy.

The Girl You Left BehindThe Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

What happened to the girl you left behind?

In 1916, French artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his wife Sophie to fight at the Front. When her town falls into German hands, his 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 and Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. Its beauty speaks of their short life together, but when the…

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